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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.
Veronica Roberts

Hired Before Graduation

Veronica Roberts ’22

Veronica Roberts ’22 was hired before graduation at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, as a medical laboratory scientist.
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

1,200
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
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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.
Rebecca Sommer

Rebecca Sommer

  • Assistant Dean – School of Health Sciences and Wellness
715-346-3766
Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

  • Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Department Chair – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Program Director
  • Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs – Communication Sciences and Disorders
715-346-4657
Corey Huck

Corey Huck

  • Professor – Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Unit Coordinator
  • Program Director – Health Promotion and Wellness
Kathy Zalewski

Kathy Zalewski

  • Program Director – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy
715-346-2535

Home Economics 120th Anniversary

Stevens Point Normal School’s (now UW-Stevens Point) first specialty program was Domestic Science in 1902. This was a pioneering move for the young school since domestic science, later called home economics, was a new field located on only a few other campuses, none in Wisconsin.
Jessica B. Harris
Home Economics 120th Anniversary

Author Jessica B. Harris – High on the Hog

Oct. 25-27, 2022

The culinary historian who wrote the book that inspired the Netflix miniseries “High on the Hog” visited UW-Stevens Point Oct. 25-27, 2022.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Home Economics 120th Anniversary

Textile Arts and Design Application (TADA) Events

Nov. 11-12, 2022

Partner tours, fashion show, alumni workshops and more!
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Recent Highlights