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Healthy Lifestyle Management (Bachelor of Arts)

Do you have an interest in working one-on-one with people of all ages to help them optimally thrive in their communities? Creighton’s Bachelor of Arts in healthy lifestyle management, a degree program that focuses on whole person health, may be the right fit for you.

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This program provides students with the knowledge, skill and values to 1) work with people on an individual level to improve their personal health and well-being, and 2) prevent the onset and/or progression of chronic diseases. After graduating, students will be prepared to sit for various health and wellness coaching certification exams.

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Program Details

The classes you’ll take within your major add up to 40 credit hours, with 37 credit hours remaining for degree completion. For the remaining credit hours, students may choose to pursue a minor, complete pre-health requirements, or begin taking courses that apply towards a graduate degree.

A minor in healthy lifestyle management is available to students pursuing other majors. Students may also pursue a 5-year program that includes both the Bachelor of Arts in healthy lifestyle management and a Master of Science in health and wellness coaching.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to promote wellness holistically
  • How society and culture impact health and wellness
  • How to understand physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and wellness
  • How to provide effective health and wellness coaching


The College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum consists of 57 credit hours.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

If you see graduate school in your future, why not start sooner? Get a head start on your master’s while finishing up your bachelor’s degree. Choose from MS in Integrative Health and Wellness or MS in Organizational Leadership.

Learn how to save a year of time and tuition through our Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s programs.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Tom Lenz, PharmD

“The Healthy Lifestyle Management program is unique because it focuses on all factors that affect an individual’s health—from social, economic and environmental factors to personal health behaviors—not just clinical care. We truly educate the whole person.”

Tom Lenz

Graduates of this program can:

  • Move into the workforce in the health and wellness industry, including health and wellness coaching
  • Continue their education in a graduate-level program
  • Matriculate into a health professions program

Still have questions?

Reach out to an admissions counselor.

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