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Kaplan University's Center for Health and Wellness

The Kaplan University Center for Health and Wellness is an online resource for exploring and staying current in the emerging field of health and wellness.  The center is built and supported by the faculty of the Kaplan University health and wellness department—a highly qualified and inquisitive group of individuals.  We would like you to use the center as your "one stop shop" for finding what you need to learn more about our exciting bachelor's degree in health and wellness and to help you stay informed about your own personal health and wellness.

Within the site you can tap into the knowledge of Kaplan University health and wellness professors and access other Web resources that the center's staff find to be the most useful and insightful. The center is a continually growing and evolving resource, where we incorporate not only updates in the field but your feedback on what you would like to see on the site. You can reach out to us by emailing healthandwellness@kaplan.edu.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning* dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today's diverse global society. 

We offer the convenience and flexibility of an online education. Earn a college degree on your terms. There are no travel expenses, or hours spent searching a campus map. Simply study anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

Click here to learn more about Kaplan University and to take a tour of an online classroom.

Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences

The U.S. health care system is vital to Americans, not only for maintaining good health but also for contributing to a strong economy. The health care field is still growing even in today's economy, and those occupations are expected to provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs over the next several years.† Enroll in Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences to acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills to help prepare you for a career in the burgeoning health care industry.‡

There are several associate's and bachelor's degree programs offered by the School of Health Sciences in a range of subject areas, including:  medical assisting, medical office management, medical transcription, health science, nutrition science, and health and wellness.

Click here to learn more about Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

Growing emphasis on preventative health care is creating new opportunities in the health care and health and wellness-related industries. Professionals with knowledge and training in health and wellness provide support, encouragement, and education to help people live healthier lives and prevent illness or injury. If you would like to broaden your knowledge and skills with a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness,then our online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness may be just what you need.

In this program you will explore various approaches to health and wellness and study the concepts, values, and applications of this exciting field of health science. Your coursework will focus on:

  • Evaluating the scientific literature and research in wellness, prevention, and complementary health care
  • Discovering how to use your knowledge to educate individuals and communities
  • Developing the administrative, ethical, and professional skills necessary for leadership positions throughout the health care field
  • Completing an original comprehensive capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health and wellness knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness.

Behty Harrison, MA, DOM, LAc
Director, Kaplan University Center for Health and Wellness
Academic Chair, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

  • MA, New School for Social Research
  • BA, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Behty Harrison comes to Kaplan University with an extensive background in the fields of psychology and complementary and alternative medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist and is recognized by the state of New Mexico as a doctor of Oriental Medicine.  Ms. Harrison was a clinician at the prestigious Integrative Medicine Clinic at Evanston–Northwestern Hospital, which is associated with the Andrew Weil integrative medicine program.  She spent a year in India as part of her undergraduate studies and completed a graduate fellowship in South Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

*Kaplan University is regionally accredited. See our website for details.

† CNNMoney.com, Here's Where to Find a Job, (accessed April 23, 2008) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Tomorrow's Jobs (accessed April 23, 2008).

‡ Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.

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