Program Information

FAQ


Why choose a degree in Health and Wellness Management?

A Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management degree gives you the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. Healthcare/wellness programs are growing despite the challenging economic environment. A Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management can be the foundation for a variety of positions including:

These positions may be part of any employer, public or private, from health care systems to educational institutions, manufacturers, service or retail industries, and more. If you are currently working in, or seeking to work in, fields such as employee benefits, insurance, human resources, or corporate health promotion, a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management may be for you.

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Who is the target audience of this program?

The program is primarily aimed at working adults and individuals returning to college-level studies.

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What are the admission requirements?

You are eligible for admission to this degree if you have completed an associate degree or at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and the following prerequisite courses: Introductory Psychology, Introductory Biology, Introductory Communications/Speech, and English Composition. (Prospective students who do not meet these requirements can contact hwm@uwex.edu or 1-877-UW-LEARN (877-895-3276) to learn more about how they may satisfy the requirements.)

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Are there any course prerequisites?

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management has four prerequisite courses. You will need to complete them, or equivalent courses, before taking specific Health and Wellness Management coursework. UW campus equivalents or other college/university equivalents may be substituted. The four prerequisite courses are:

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How do I apply?

Apply using the Online Admission Application. In the application, choose  the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management and one, or more, of the four participating campuses: UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior. Submit your $44 application fee ($44 per application) and request that official college and high school transcripts from all institutions you have attended be sent directly to each campus to which you are applying.

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Do I need to take the ACT or SAT?

If you have an associate degree or equivalent coursework, the ACT or SAT is not required.

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How do I know whether my credits will transfer?

Courses completed at other colleges or universities that have descriptions closely matching the descriptions of courses taught at the home campus will generally transfer as direct course equivalents.

If you have completed coursework at a University of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Technical College System campus, you can use the University of Wisconsin Transfer Information System to evaluate how your credits might transfer to your Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management home campus.

Once you have been admitted as a transfer student and confirm your intention to enroll, your home campus will conduct a complete credit evaluation.

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What campuses are offering this degree?

UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior have developed this degree program in collaboration with UW-Extension.

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Do I need to choose a home campus?

Yes. Although Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management students take classes from all four partner campuses, you will still need to apply to a home campus: UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, or UW-Superior. Doing so grants you access to specific campus resources such as advising, career assistance, libraries, and financial aid offices.

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Is this an online program?

Yes, this degree is offered completely online; there are no on-campus meetings or requirements. Books and materials are handled through an online bookstore.

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Are there specific enrollment/start times?

You may enter the program at the beginning of any term (fall, spring, or summer). Courses are offered in fall (starting early September), spring (starting late January), and summer (starting early June) semesters.

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Who are the instructors for the program?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program are taught by faculty from the four participating campuses. Online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management courses have the same rigor, requirements, and top-notch faculty as their on-campus counterparts.

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How long does it take to complete a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management degree?

It depends on how many courses you take in a semester. You are required to take 21 three-credit courses. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions, so it would be possible to complete the degree in two years, but only if you take full credit loads (approximately four Health and Wellness Management courses) each semester.

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How long do I have to earn my degree?

There is no completion deadline. You may take as many semesters as you need to earn your degree.

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Are there benefits for veterans?

Yes, benefits are available for veterans. Contact the Veterans Coordinator at your home campus for detailed information.

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Can I get financial aid?

A variety of financial aid opportunities are available for returning adult students. Contact the Financial Aid Office at your home campus for detailed information.

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What are the tuition and fees?

Tuition for the online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program is $390 per credit beginning fall semester 2012. Tuition rates are subject to an annual increase. Rates for the 2013-2014 academic year will be posted following approval at the July 2013 UW System Board of Regents meeting. All courses are three credits. Textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. There are no additional course or program fees.

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What subjects will the program cover?

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management covers the seven dimensions of wellness and how they affect our lives and well-being. Subject areas include:

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What courses are required?

You are required to take all of the 21 courses in the curriculum. There are no electives, and, because of the unique nature of the program, no other courses may be substituted for courses in the curriculum. A complete course listing is available.

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Can credits from another institution transfer to be used toward this degree?

Transfer credits can be used to satisfy the first 60 credits, but not for the balance of the degree requirements. The 21 courses are all required; none are electives.

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Are internships a required part of the program?

Students are encouraged to participate in internships that provide opportunities for them to apply what they learn in work or field settings, but no internships are required.

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How can I contact an adviser?

Contact an adviser at 1-877-UW-LEARN (877-895-3276) or hwm@uwex.edu.

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How can I tell whether online learning is right for me?

SmarterMeasure is a FREE online personal assessment tool. It can help you decide whether an online learning program like the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness degree is the right fit for you.

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