Take the Next Step. Make an Impact in Health and Wellness.

Earn your degree through The University of Alabama Online.

The University of Alabama offers unique bachelor's and master's degrees in 100% online formats to help you begin or advance your career in health and wellness. With coursework taught by our expert faculty, each program provides a pathway to take your knowledge and practice to the next level and better serve your clients.

Fill out the form below to learn more about the program of your choice or see how you can apply now. Many of our programs do not require entry exam scores, so you may be able to apply sooner than you think!

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Earn your degree from a name you know and rise with the Tide!

Select the program names below to learn more about each degree option.

BS with a major in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health offers two concentrations: Health Professions and Health Education and Promotion. The curriculum focuses on health disparities, environmental health, stress management, personal health, nutrition, statistics and other related topics specific to the concentrations. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified Public Health (CPH) professional certification exams.

Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Education and Promotion

Design and execute public health initiatives to positively impact the wellness of communities. This 42-credit-hour online program will give you a deeper understanding of environmental and community-related health concerns and solutions. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and the Certified Public Health (CPH) professional certification exams.

MA in Health Studies with a focus in Health Promotion

Develop the expertise to administer wellness programs for organizations and communities. This 30-credit-hour online program equips you to implement and evaluate health education programs that help individuals and groups achieve their health goals. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.

Premium Degree Programs at a Practical Price

UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate, passing along the savings of technology-enabled education, and it’s the same rate regardless of state residency! You’re also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for your education. Many of our programs are top ranked by U.S. News & World Report and others, so you get a world-class education with a tuition rate that fits your budget.

Your First Class Can Be Free!

To help you get started, we offer tuition grant programs that cover the cost of your first class.

Build on Bama

The Build on Bama tuition grant is for UA alumni or anyone who has been referred by a graduate of one of our online programs.

Bama Link

The Bama Link tuition grant is for faculty, staff and students of Alabama community colleges or other select out-of-state community colleges.

Back to Bama

The Back to Bama tuition grant is for former UA students who left UA more than a year ago without graduating.

For each grant, you must be in your first semester of one of our online programs and apply for the grant by the deadline, in addition to meeting the grant-specific requirements.

We also offer scholarships through UA specifically reserved for distance students. For more information about all of these opportunities, please visit our scholarships and grants page.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned online from UA is identical to one earned on our main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Graduates of our online programs are invited to participate in the same commencement ceremonies as main campus students.

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Prestigious

Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates around the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're part of the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a Top 10 Tier 1 Research Institution Military Friendly® School and unlimited Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group as they seek to advance their education.

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Round-the-Clock Technology Support

Our students have access to 24/7 tech support. We recognize that many of our students are balancing the demands of career and family alongside their schoolwork. We want you to feel confident in your ability to complete coursework and submit assignments anytime, around your busy schedule.

Personalized Support From Application to Graduation

Throughout your experience with UA Online, you will have access to personalized support — from an admissions counselor who’s an expert on the application process to a student success coach who will encourage you and connect you to resources to help you succeed.

Ready to talk to us? Fill out the information request form at the top of this page, and one of our admissions counselors will reach out to you to schedule a chat!

You Decide the Timeline

With few exceptions, our online degree programs are available in a work-at-your-own-pace format. Within each course, assignment deadlines vary, but you get to decide how many courses you want to take each semester to complete your degree. Undergraduate degree program completion times depend on how many hours you transfer in, but most students finish in three to six years. Most of our master’s programs can be completed in one to three years and doctoral programs in three to six years, according to your desired pace.

Ready to get started? Apply now!

Ready to talk to us? Fill out the information request form at the top of this page, and one of our admissions counselors will reach out to schedule a chat!

How to Apply for Admission