Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate Programs
The online University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Management bachelor’s, master’s, or certificate programs can provide the credential you need to start an exciting career in health promotion and workplace wellness or advance in your profession.
Concerns about employee health and productivity, as well as talent recruitment and retention, are just a few reasons why employers implement wellness initiatives. They need qualified professionals with the training to lead successful wellness programs that result in healthier (and happier) employees. From healthier cafeteria options, to incentive campaigns, to health screenings, even a small-scale program has the potential to improve employee well-being.
Today, in this historic time of the COVID pandemic, there is a renewed appreciation for all aspects of health. For employers, supporting the health and well-being of employees and their families has grown in importance and is becoming a key business imperative. Students in the UW Health and Wellness Management degree programs gain knowledge and skills that empower organizations to aspire to a healthy workplace culture.” —Theresa Islo, Program Manager, UW Health and Wellness Management
The online learning format offers students a flexible, convenient way to pursue their degree. Because coursework in 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 success coaches and faculty by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources such as career assistance and libraries.
You’ll earn your degree or certificate from the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. And the multi-campus partnership means you’ll learn from expert faculty across the UW System with strong connections to the industry.
Bachelor of Science | 21 Courses | 61 Credits
The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a 61-credit bachelor’s degree completion program. Students with an associate degree or approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit are eligible to apply. You will learn core wellness program management skills including health literacy, population health, program planning and evaluation, employee benefit design, organizational change management, and communication strategies. As a graduate, you’ll be confident in your ability to manage comprehensive well-being programs that foster healthier lifestyles and promote the value of staying well.
Master of Science | 12 Courses | 36 Credits
The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a 36-credit master’s degree program designed for adult students who are interested in advancing their career in wellness program management and require the flexibility an online program offers. Students with a bachelor’s degree, in any discipline, are eligible to apply. As a graduate, you’ll be qualified for leadership roles in workplace wellness such as wellness program director, chief wellness officer, and more.
Sustainability and Well-being Certificate | 4 Courses | 12 Credits
The graduate-level Sustainability and Well-being Certificate is a joint offering of the UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management and UW Master of Science in Sustainable Management programs. You’ll learn how the principles of sustainability and well-being can create healthier, more equitable organizations and communities by exploring topics such as contemporary health and wellness, sustainable community design, organizational behavior, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.
UW Health and Wellness Management bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs are a partnership of UW Extended Campus and these UW System campuses.
When you apply, you will need to choose a home campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid, advising, career services, and your diploma.
Your choice of home campus is a matter of personal preference. Our campus partners share equal responsibility in the program, and you will take courses taught by faculty from all respective program partner campuses. As a student you will complete your degree or certificate entirely online. Your educational experience will be the same regardless of your campus choice, and your degree and transcripts will be identical to those earned by on-campus students.
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Whether online or on campus, University of Wisconsin programs have a reputation for delivering world-class education and student support. Accreditation is your assurance that you will graduate with skills that are relevant to your field and valued by employers. University of Wisconsin institutions offering the online Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management, and the Sustainability and Well-being Certificate are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The programs have been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Have questions about UW Health & Wellness Management online programs? Talk to an enrollment adviser.