Health & Wellness Management Program

Graduate Jessica Waytashek finds a career in health and wellness
Find out what it’s like to be a student in UW Health and Wellness Management, and how the degree helped this graduate land her current job  as the wellness program manager for Mills Fleet Farm.

Made for adult learners, this 63-credit, online degree completion program will prepare you for a career leading health and wellness programs in a variety of settings, from corporate offices and manufacturing plants to insurance companies, medical practices, and other healthcare and community agencies.

If you are a busy adult who wants to advance or change your career, but you don’t have time for classes on campus, this program may be a great choice for you.

20 Courses. 63 Credits. Online. Affordable.

First offered in 2012, the Health and Wellness Management curriculum teaches students about health issues, health and wellness information technologies, strategies for creating health behavior changes, and the considerations involved in creating successful health and wellness programs that enjoy support and engagement from employees and upper management alike.

Courses are taught by diverse and distinguished faculty from across the University of Wisconsin System. Tuition for the 2015/16 academic year is a flat fee of $390 per credit whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state, and financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Because the program is entirely online, you can study and do homework whenever you like, wherever you have an Internet connection. Courses have no set meeting times and you never need to come to campus. At the same time, you will have ready access to advisers and faculty by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources such as career assistance and libraries.

Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to find jobs in this field and move up the ranks to a variety of positions, from health coach and wellness program manager to director of sports, fitness, and wellness. With a University of Wisconsin degree and your passion, the sky’s the limit!


The online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a degree completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or a liberal arts–based associate degree. It is also ideal for adults who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another domain and seek a second bachelor’s to gain entry to this high-growth field. You may be eligible for admission if you have completed approximately 60 credits of transferable general education coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).


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 courses. UW campus equivalents or other college/university equivalents may be substituted. The four prerequisite courses are:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Composition II

If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, call 1-877-895-3276 or email to discuss your options.


The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

A Multi-Campus Collaboration

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and four University of Wisconsin institutions: UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior, bringing you top instructors from across the UW System.

Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all four partner campuses and complete your program entirely online, you will be asked to apply to a “home” campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid (if you qualify), advising, career services, and ultimately, your diploma.

To find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management and how you can make a difference in this exciting field, call 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) between 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month, or email us anytime at