Learn advanced wellness program management techniques and make a difference in a rewarding career.
The online UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is an ideal choice for adult students seeking to advance their career and who need the flexibility an online program offers.
12 Courses. 36 Credits. Online.
The dual-focus curriculum teaches health and wellness essentials, and advanced techniques in wellness program management such as as program budgeting, strategic planning, program performance improvement, an understanding of legal and policy issues, and the relationship between health providers, stakeholders, and public health systems. The capstone course, typically taken during the final semester, provides you with an opportunity to lead a project in a real-world setting. Explore the program curriculum and course descriptions.
As a graduate, you will be qualified for high-level leadership positions in health and wellness management that improve employee well-being, work-life balance, and organizational health. Explore health and wellness management careers.
This master’s degree gave me the opportunity to move into a role leading wellness within a company. It helped me advance my career and prepared me with the skills I needed within the field of workplace wellbeing. —Laura Kuglitsch, 2019 graduate, UW-Parkside
The online learning format offers working students a flexible, convenient way to pursue their degree. Because the 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 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 from across the UW System with strong connections to the industry.
You may be eligible for admission if you have:
- a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally or nationally accredited university and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.
- prerequisite coursework in personal health, anatomy and physiology or human biology, intro to psychology, and elementary statistics. UW campus equivalents or other college/university equivalents may be substituted.
Aptitude tests, such as the GRE, are not required for admission.
Need to complete a prerequisite course before applying? Online courses are available through UW Independent Learning.
If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, or which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites, contact an enrollment adviser by phone, 1-877-895-3276, or email email@example.com.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the program is a flat fee of $740 per credit whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state, and financial aid is available for students who qualify. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.
The UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior.
Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all partner campuses you will apply to a “home” campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid, advising, career services, and your diploma. This is an online program, but your degree and transcripts will be identical to those earned by on-campus students.
Have questions about UW Health & Wellness Management online programs? Talk to an enrollment adviser.