Wellness Studies Program

The Wellness Studies major at Avila

This is a unique program for students who have completed a minimum of two semesters in the nursing program and choose to change majors. These students have developed significant skills and have had exposure to the health care environment including wellness and disease and how to manage patients in such an environment.

Please review the Core Curriculum page for course options.

This major allows students entry into a wide variety of health related careers and provides a foundation for progression into graduate and/or certificates in other healthcare related programs..

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Be Prepared for Your Career

Students with a degree in Wellness Studies can work in a variety of positions within healthcare or as an entrepreneur. Some jobs include:

  • fitness coach – starting salary $37,694
  • nutrition coach/nutritionist – starting salary $29,999
  • health educator – starting salary $28,200
  • wellness specialist – starting salary $41,615


Dept. of Nursing
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City

Caryl Goodyear, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, FAAN, Chair of the School of Nursing, Director of Nursing Partnerships
P: 816-501-3675 / E: caryl.goodyear

Transferring to Avila?

Did you know that you can get college credit for work history? Learn more about the Prior Learning Assessment Transfer hours!

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