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Health Science and Wellness

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Health Science and Wellness Degree

Major

Study Both Disease and Well-Being

The health science and wellness major at UW-Stevens Point provides you with broad skills and opportunities for a variety of careers within the health field. The interdisciplinary major will prepare you for the art of working with people and the science of health and disease.

Around the world, UW-Stevens Point is considered the  home of wellness. We bring this into the classroom, preparing you to be a resilient health and wellness professional. In addition to core requirements, students choose pathways to careers or graduate programs, such as:

  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Health Coaching
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Strength and Conditioning

Why study Health Science and Wellness at UW-Stevens Point?

The curriculum is designed to support you throughout your time at UW-Stevens Point – from a student success course to pre-professional retreat and capstone or internship. Additional core courses emphasize leadership, person-centered communication, professional and personal resilience, and critical thinking, which are crucial skills needed in health occupations.
Alexis Walters ’21

Hired Before Graduation

Alexis Walters ’21

Alexis Walters ’21 was hired before graduation at TVG-Medulla in Oak Brook, Ill., as a chiropractic technician.
Intern

Insights of Interns

Mikayla Toboyek

Mikayla Toboyek interned at the Marshfield Clinic Health System as an innovation, quality and patient safety intern.
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.
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What to Expect?

Graduates in the field of health science and wellness are employed in a wide variety of health-related careers. Whether located in a corporate, community, hospital, or educational setting, professionals are actively involved in facilitating behavior change and promoting healthy lifestyles. Possible career options  include: 

  • athletic trainer* 
  • physical therapist* 
  • occupational therapist* 
  • health coach
  • exercise physiologist* 
  • wellness center manager 
  • fitness specialist 
  • health educator 
  • employee wellness director 
  • community outreach coordinator 
  • nursing home administrator 
  • patient access coordinator 

*Requires advanced degree. 

Get Involved on Campus

Joining a health-related student organization, you may help with blood drives, raise funds for overseas orphanages, attend state and national conferences, strategize and plan for graduate school, and network with professionals from allied health care fields.

  • Health Care Organization
  • National Wellness Institute
  • Sports Medicine Club

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.
Corey Huck

Corey Huck

  • Professor – Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Unit Coordinator
  • Program Director – Health Promotion and Wellness
Beth Kinslow

Beth Kinslow

  • Assistant Professor – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • Clinical Education Coordinator – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-346-4870
Dan McCarty

Dan McCarty

  • Academic Director – Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)
  • Professor – Health Science
715-346-2508
Sallie Scovill

Sallie Scovill

  • Professor – Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Coordinator – UW-Stevens Point Employee Wellness
715-346-4614