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

Earn your degree completely online through Bama By Distance.

Bama By Distance offers unique bachelor's and master's degrees online 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.


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.

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

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. You 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.

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. You will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through Bama By Distance is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Bama By Distance graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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Bama By Distance students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and 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 of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.

Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their Bama By Distance stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our Bama By Distance students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.