Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness

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You can make a real impact in your community with our degree in Community Health and Wellness.  As a specialist in this fast-growing field, you can promote healthy living or women’s health, educate people on disease prevention and management, or help people struggling with issues like substance abuse, food or housing insecurity, teen pregnancy, sexual/gender identity, eating disorders and other issues impacting your peers and community.

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Associate of Science in Nursing

“Size matters. I wanted a school where I wasn't just another number. Cabarrus College really does have the room to care about you individually. From Beth's smiling face at the front desk to each and every instructor, they really get to know you. Instructors often give almost instantaneous replies outside of classroom hours and I feel as though anyone of the faculty is just an email or phone call away. I can't tell you how many times my advisor has checked in on me and offered assistance in any way she can. Cabarrus College can offer individualized support to help you achieve your dreams.”

Associate of Science in Nursing

Hear From More of Our Proud Alumni

“Community health workers are front-line staff who are trusted members of the communities they serve. These direct community relationships are vital to improving the health of those that live and work in our community, which is our ultimate mission. The ability to partner with Cabarrus College and assist with the creation of a community health workforce is directly in line with our organizational goal to work at the community level to improve health outcomes.”

Public Health Director, Cabarrus Health Alliance

“Cabarrus College absolutely prepares you to go out and communicate with your patients and understand your community and be a part of your community.”

Amy Callahan, RN, BSN, '18

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree 
  • Customize your academic curriculum based on your passions and interests
  • Work alongside lifestyle medicine practitioners, community health workers and wellness coaches as early as year one
  • Large variety of career options improving health for people from all walks of life; potential careers include community health worker, case manager, health educator, wellness coach, health navigator, lifestyle medicine practitioner and more
  • High-demand field with employment expected to grow 13% through 2029 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)
  • Hybrid program:  Online coursework with community-based fieldwork and research; clinical track requires on-campus labs and a practicum within a medical facility
  • Flexible, with full- and part-time options
  • Whole-person approach with coursework in nutrition, community health, lifestyle medicine, determinants of health, health maintenance, healthcare services, disease prevention, patient navigation, community health education and holistic care

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“I love getting to know people, listening to their stories, motivating them and inspiring them to get better and live healthier lifestyles.”

Bonnie S. Coyle, MD

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ariana Wise, RN, '18

Andrea Mosconi, RN, '21

What if you could change how the story ends for people in your community?  With a degree in  Community Health and Wellness from Cabarrus College, you can change lives by promoting healthy lifestyles, improving access to healthcare or helping people deal with issues like substance abuse, teen pregnancy or chronic disease. Now enrolling!

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REWRITE THE STORY FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Andrea is continuing her education in the RN-to-BSN program at Cabarrus College.

Quality Education You Can Afford

Cabarrus College is the least expensive private college in North Carolina, delivering unrivaled value in healthcare education. Our dedicated financial aid team works individually with each student to find every grant, every loan, every bit of institutional gift aid we can offer to keep your out-of-pocket costs low. In fact, our financial aid packages will have you wondering why you ever thought a private college education was out of reach.

Cabarrus Cares Scholarship

For North Carolina high school students

Covers up to 100% of tuition and general fees after expected family contribution and other sources of free aid have been exhausted. Must attend full time and demonstrate financial need.

Talk to our financial aid office for more information.

REWRITE THE STORY FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

A respected leader in healthcare education, Cabarrus College provides immersive, innovative education that will prepare you to provide exemplary care for the patients and communities you serve. We are renowned for our small, welcoming environment and faculty who are more than instructors – they’re mentors who will ensure you graduate ready to serve with confidence, courage and compassion.  

Situated on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers advantages you won’t find elsewhere .

WHY CABARRUS COLLEGE?

  • 13 degrees in 9 health science disciplines 
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various fields 
  • Diplomas and associate degrees for students who want to be working in healthcare in 1-2 years
  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio 
  • Average class size: 16
  • Individualized instruction 
  • Hands-on experience right away in clinical programs
  • Immersive, professional healthcare environment 
  • Flexible – Online, on-campus and hybrid programs, with full- or part-time options 
  • Affordable – Generous scholarships and financial aid packages; 95% of our students receive financial aid, with awards averaging nearly $14,000+ per year 
  • Quality education – 96.6% of graduates pass certification and licensure exams, exceeding state and national averages 
  • Jobs! 90+% of our graduates are working in healthcare within 6 months
  • Affiliated with Atrium Health:  

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Preferred access to clinical experiences at Atrium Health
  • State-of-the-art campus and facilities
  • Forgivable loan for many programs
  • Pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health

Immersive Healthcare Environment

Individualized Attention

Unmatched Clinical Experience

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs!

We’re on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus.

7:1 student-to-teacher ratio with an average class size of 16.

Preferred access to Atrium Health clinical sites.

Job placement assistance and a direct pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health and elsewhere.

Small College Perks. University Quality. Affordable.

96.6%

of our students pass licensure and certification, far exceeding state and national averages.*

90+%

are working in healthcare within six months of graduation.*

*Based on 2021 college-wide data.

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In your one-on-one conversation, you'll have the opportunity to discuss:

  • Program details and expectations
  • Cost breakdown and information about financial aid
  • Full-time and part-time attendance options

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