Master's in Health and Wellness Management

Phone: 715-346-2096
Email: kschoona@uwsp.edu
Website: hwm.wisconsin.edu

715-346-2096
kschoona@uwsp.edu
hwm.wisconsin.edu

Phone: 715-346-2096
Email: kschoona@uwsp.edu
Website: hwm.wisconsin.edu

Choose Master's in Health and Wellness Management at UW-Stevens Point

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.

Career opportunities in Master's in Health and Wellness Management

​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 radar.

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:

  • White-collar businesses
  • Blue-collar manufacturing facilities
  • Community agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Healthcare systems

Building your résumé

​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.

Outside the classroom

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 System.

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.)

Student support services

​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.