The online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is partnership between UW-Extension and UW-LaCrosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior. This degree completion program designed to equip you with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. This degree program will help you learn more about the seven dimensions of wellness and how they affect our lives and well-being.
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Looking for an exciting and fulfilling career in the health and wellness field? In these videos, you'll hear from Molly Heisterkamp, prevention and health promotion coordinator at Dean Health Plan, and Liz Wiebe, workplace wellness manager at clothing retailer Lands' End, as they share why they find this field so rewarding, as well as ways they've helped their fellow employees to lose weight, improve their health, and live happier lives.
Companies and agencies nationwide need qualified individuals who can manage and administer health and wellness programs across departments and business units to reduce healthcare costs and improve productivity and employee well-being. According to a 2009 survey by the Integrated Benefits Institute, 68 percent of responding employers who provide any health and productivity initiatives said that they plan to expand these efforts over the next two years. A Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness can be the foundation for a variety of positions including:
- Wellness Manager
- Wellness Program Manager
- Worksite Wellness Coordinator
- Director of Sports, Fitness, and Wellness
Prospective students for healthcare/wellness programs range from insurance professionals, human resources' administrators, nurses and fitness coaches, to health educators and health promoters.
The average salary for a wellness professional is $55,000, according to a 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey.