Phone: 715-346-2096Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: hwm.wisconsin.edu
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.
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 adviser.
The employment outlook for health and wellness professionals with the required knowledge and skills is positive. A January 2015 article on the Money page at Time.com states
that “health and wellness educator” is one of 2015’s five
fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs hovering just below the national
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth trajectory of
13% by 2024, a rate that’s faster than average across industries.
Health and wellness professionals may find employment in a variety of settings, including:
The UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness courses are fully online.
All course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to
homework assignments, will be delivered to you through the program’s
online learning management system. You can study and do homework whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
The 36-credit master’s degree program consists of a core curriculum, plus a final capstone experience. See our Course Schedule page for semester schedules and a list of upcoming courses.
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
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. (UW-Stevens Point will
tentatively serve as a home campus by fall 2017.)
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.