Master techniques that will improve organizational culture to support healthy lifestyle choices and improve both employee well-being and work-life balance
Designed for working adults with real-world experience, the new online UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management will strengthen and expand your knowledge of corporate wellness and health promotion issues, preparing you for high-level leadership positions at your current organization or at top companies around the world.
12 courses. 36 Credits. Online. Affordable.
Through a core curriculum plus a capstone experience, this graduate program covers topics including program budgeting, legal and policy issues, strategic planning, change management, systems thinking, marketing, and communication.
Courses are taught by diverse and distinguished faculty from across the University of Wisconsin System. 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.
If you have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, you may apply directly to the program. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission but should speak with an enrollment adviser.
The Master 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:
- Personal Health or equivalent
- Anatomy and Physiology or Human Biology or equivalent
- Intro to Psychology or equivalent
- Elementary Statistics or equivalent
If you do not currently meet the requirements, a campus adviser can discuss options for enrolling in the program.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition is a flat fee of $725 per credit ($26,100 total for 36 credits) for Summer 2018 and $740 ($26,640 for 36 credits) for Fall 2018, whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state. Financial aid, including scholarships, is available for students who qualify.
University of Wisconsin institutions offering the Health and Wellness Management program are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The program has been approved by the University Wisconsin Board of Regents.
A Multi-Campus Collaboration
The Health and Wellness Management program is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and five University of Wisconsin institutions: UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, 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 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.
Find Out More
Our enrollment advisers are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or by appointment.