Change Lives. Control Costs.

Learn to build and promote wellness programs that work.

Designed for busy adults, the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management prepares you for a career developing and managing wellness programs in a variety of settings, public and private, from healthcare systems and insurance companies to educational institutions, manufacturers, service and retail industries, community agencies, and more.

Because healthy employees equal a healthy bottom line

Rising healthcare costs, the effects of healthcare reform, and concerns about employee health and productivity are just a few reasons why more and more organizations are looking to implement workplace wellness programs.

Now, you can learn to design, develop, implement, and manage health and wellness initiatives that are good for people and good for business—with the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management. Expert faculty and flexible online courses are just two advantages of this 63-credit degree completion program.

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Why choose this program?

  • Learn to design and manage wellness programs that effect lasting change
  • Study when and where you want with online courses
  • Learn from top faculty from across the UW System
  • Gain a competitive advantage in a fast-growing field
  • Graduate with a degree employers respect

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Program Manager Theresa Islo introduces the UW Health and Wellness Management program and the reasons why demand is increasing for professionals in this field.


See what students and graduates say

  • Cynthia Okeleye

    Cynthia Okeleye, 2015 Graduate

    "My relationship with my teachers is really important to me. The online UW Health and Wellness Management program is really rewarding because I receive a lot of positive feedback from the instructors—more than I did in front of a teacher."

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  • Jessica Waytashek

    Jessica Waytashek, 2015 Graduate

    "The University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Management program is awesome. Right now, I am designing the company wellness plan for Mills Fleet Farm—I love doing this!"

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  • Joanne Fountaine

    Joanne Fountaine, 2014 Graduate

    "Everything I did in this program impacted me personally and professionally. I not only got a well-rounded education in health and wellness, but I also grew as an individual."

  • Alan Kieffer

    Alan Kieffer, 2015 Graduate

    "The online format allowed me do schoolwork when it was convenient for me. I didn’t have to worry about fitting work and activities in around school—I could fit school in when I wasn’t working or enjoying other activities."

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  • Kris Greener

    Kris Greener, Current Student

    "In UW Health and Wellness Management, I learned about the seven dimensions of wellness and behavior change models, which opened my eyes to my own health and habits. I love that I can take what I learn each semester and put it to use at work."

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Make a difference in a rewarding career

A bachelor’s in Health and Wellness Management can be the credential you need to start or advance your career in the health promotion field. According to the Occupational Information Network, fitness and wellness coordinator is a new and emerging occupation in a high-growth industry and a “Bright Outlook” occupation.

  • corporate wellness manager
  • health and productivity analyst
  • health promotions adviser
  • wellness/ fitness coordinator
  • health coach
  • community health and wellness director

See our Careers Outlook page for more information about health promotion jobs.

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Online format fits your busy life

We understand it’s not easy to juggle the responsibilities of work and family while trying to complete a degree. That’s why this program is 100% online to give you freedom and flexibility.

  • No on-campus meetings or requirements
  • No need to be online at a specific time for classes
  • You can study and do homework when and where you like
  • Interact with fellow students via online discussion boards

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Learn from exceptional faculty

UW Health and Wellness Management is led by distinguished faculty from four UW System campuses, bringing you diverse expertise from top experts around the state. All courses are designed and taught by these instructors, many of whom actively work in the field. View our faculty biographies.

Pay the same affordable tuition, in or out of state

Whether you live in Wisconsin or not, tuition is a flat fee of $390 per credit (63 credits total). Compare this to other adult online degree options and see why the Health and Wellness Management program offers you more than a degree—it’s a University of Wisconsin education you can afford.


All courses are three credits. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

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Achieve your goals with a University of Wisconsin education

Where you get your degree is important. The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest and most widely respected organizations in the country for delivering public higher education. Our online courses are created by the same expert faculty using the same rigorous content and standards as on-campus courses. That means you’ll graduate with the same recognized and respected UW degree as students who attend class on campus.

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