Health and Wellness Management

Phone: 1-877-895-3276
Email: learn@uwex.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/hwm

1-877-895-3276
learn@uwex.edu
www.uwsp.edu/hwm

Phone: 1-877-895-3276
Email: learn@uwex.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/hwm

Choose Health and Wellness Management at UW-Stevens Point

Rising healthcare costs, the effects of healthcare reform, and concerns about employee health and productivity are just a few reasons why more and more organizations are looking to implement workplace wellness programs.

Now, you can learn to design, develop, implement and manage health and wellness initiatives that are good for people and good for business—with the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management. Expert faculty and flexible online courses are just two advantages of this 63-credit degree completion program.

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.

Career opportunities in Health and Wellness Management

Designed for busy adults, the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management prepares you for a career developing and managing wellness programs in a variety of settings, public and private, from healthcare systems and insurance companies to educational institutions, manufacturers, service and retail industries, community agencies and more.​

The employment outlook for health and wellness professionals with the required knowledge and skills is positive. BenefitsPro states that nearly 36 percent of employers expect to add wellness programs in 2015.

Job titles in this field vary widely. Some examples:
  •     corporate wellness coordinator
  •     wellness/fitness manager
  •     health promotions adviser
  •     health improvement manager
  •     health and productivity analyst
  •     health coach
  •     director of health promotion
  •     community health and wellness director

Building your résumé

As a student in the UW Health and Wellness Management program, you will have the opportunity to apply your learnings in one of these settings as part of HWM 496, the capstone course which provides 100 hours of fieldwork in a real-world environment.

Outside the classroom

Current students and alumni of the UW Health and Wellness Management program can take advantage of comprehensive career services—resume writing, mock job interviews, and more—to find professional employment after graduation. Visit our Career Services page to find the services offered by your home campus.

Student support services

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a degree completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or an associate degree. You are eligible for admission to this degree if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).