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School of Health Sciences and Wellness

Build a healthier community with the UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness

The School of Health Sciences and Wellness at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point prepares students to help people live more healthfully in a variety of high-demand occupations. Our students study the science behind health and the art of how to help people get there. With 32 educational opportunities–including undergraduate majors and options, graduate degree programs and certificates at both levels–we have a path for everyone who has discovered their passion for healthy living.

Why choose the School of Health Sciences and Wellness?

Whether students are zoned in on their academic and career goals or exploring their fit in this area, all students benefit from common curriculum and a shared understanding of the principles that health and wellness practitioners follow, with detailed, discipline-specific training from their major faculty and staff.

Sydney Petersen and Gabe Retzlaff
Grace Gallagher

Hired Before Graduation

Many students in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness are hired before graduation. Find out where these Pointers are starting their careers!

Hailey Kraynik

Insights of Interns

Hailey Kraynik

Hailey Kraynik interned at the Greater Green Bay YMCA as a school age child care staff at Langlade Elementary.

Alumni Map

Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointer in another city, you’re in luck. Looking for a fellow Pointer near you or want to add your pin? Start with our map.

Birthplace of Wellness

Birthplace of Wellness

UW-Stevens Point established the first college degree program in wellness in the world, and we continue to be a leader in the field. Our goal is to develop students’ skills that enable mental toughness, optimal physical and mental performance, strong leadership, and goal achievement to build a more adaptive, healthy and resilient workforce that can grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity.

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By the Numbers

Of the approximately 7,300 UWSP students, about 1,200 study in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness
US Dollars75,050
With 70 scholarships totaling $75,050, students have many opportunities to fund their education
Access to 8 hands-on learning labs from food to hearing to exercise and clinical labs

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff members of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness are committed to developing professionals who study, promote and model lifelong wellness for individuals, families and communities, building a stronger, healthier community.
Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

  • Assistant Dean – School of Health Sciences and Wellness
Annie Wetter

Annie Wetter

  • Professor – Nutrition
  • Director – Graduate Programs
  • Unit Coordinator
Kathy Zalewski

Kathy Zalewski

  • Program Director – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Unit Coordinator
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability

News and Events

Stay up-to-date with all the happenings, news and events in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness