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Drury GO Associate of Science in Health and Wellness

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The Associate of Science degree in Health and Wellness is intended for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle for themselves, their families, or clients in non-clinical settings. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in recreation, health and wellness coaching, and personal training. This program is also designed for health care professionals interested increasing the knowledge of health and wellness and integrating it into their practice.

Program Overview

Develop the skills to provide a healthier lifestyle for yourself, your clients or your community. This degree will prepare you for jobs in:

  • Recreation
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Personal training

If you’re a health care professional, this program will help you integrate an increased knowledge of health and wellness into your practice.

Career Information

Jobs in health services management are projected to grow 17.6% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $99,730. The average wage for health services managers in Missouri specifically is $111,450.

Many career paths require advanced training and certification. An Associate of Science in Health and Wellness degree will prepare you for a broad range of careers, including:

  • Recreational therapy
    • Projected growth: 7.3%
    • Median annual wage: $47,860
  • Fitness and aerobics training
    • Projected growth: 12.8%
    • Median annual wage: $39,820
  • Occupational therapy assistance
    • Projected growth: 33.1%
    • Median annual wage: $60,220
  • Physical therapy assistance
    • Projected growth: 27.1%
    • Median annual wage: $58,040
  • Dietetics
    • Projected growth: 11.2%
    • Median annual wage: $60,370

The Associate of Science in Health and Wellness requires 21 credit hours of coursework.