The graduate-level Sustainability and Well-being Certificate is offered through the UW Extended Campus Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management and Master of Science in Sustainable Management programs.
Courses are completed entirely online. You can watch lectures, participate in online forums with your classmates, and do homework whenever it’s convenient for you—all course content is accessible online from any device. Learn more about our online learning format.
Course availability varies each fall, spring, and summer.
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The certificate consists of two courses (3 credits each) from the Master of Science in Sustainable Management and two courses (3 credits each) from the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management. Coursework completed in the certificate applies toward the master’s degree should you choose to enroll as a degree-seeking student in either program.
Sustainability and Well-being Certificate Course List
You are required to take all four courses to complete the certificate.
HWM 700: Contemporary Health and Wellness Perspectives
In this course, students will examine health and wellness concepts and probe foundational thinking associated with the contemporary health and wellness field. Expectations and development of the wellness professional will be explored.
HWM 770: Behavior and Development in Organizations
In this course, students will study organizations, their members, and analyze why people and groups behave as they do. Processes and methods that improve behavior, effectiveness, and efficiency in organizational settings will be examined. The course will also cover various methods for assessing organizational behavior and change.
SMGT 750: The Built Environment
This course explores how the built environment came to be, and how it intersects with human needs such as water, air, food, waste, transportation, healthcare, and education. You will evaluate community design and what a sustainable community looks like, and study related technologies while evaluating alternatives and discussing unintended consequences. This course will include case studies.
SMGT 780: Corporate Social Responsibility
Dig into corporate social responsibility as we evaluate risks and potential impacts in decision making, recognizing the links between the success of an organization and the well-being of a community. Explore ways to integrate corporate social responsibility throughout an organization by creating metrics and communicating CSR policies internally and externally, and take a hard look at the development of best practices in an organization pertaining to corporate social responsibility.
*HWM 700 and HWM 770 are courses in the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management program. SMGT 750 and SMGT 780 are courses in the Master of Science in Sustainable Management program. If you are a degree-seeking student in either program earning the certificate as an additional credential, you will be required to complete the two certificate courses outside of your degree in addition to your master’s program curriculum to earn the certificate.
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