Walden University

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - Child Development

Discover how a child's cultural, familial, and communal surroundings can shape his or her healthy development. Explore how social, cognitive, and emotional challenges influence a child's behavioral growth. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work collaboratively with families and specialists as a hospital or behavioral health child-life professional, child advocate, family crisis professional, or parent support specialist. This program examines the continuing changes in the policies, organization, financing, and dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system. Coursework explores the multidisciplinary study of illness, disease, and injury; legal and ethical issues; key behavioral and cultural factors that impact health and healthcare; and more. You can position yourself to work within the healthcare industry or advance your current career.

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