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Health Science and Wellness

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Health Science and Wellness Degree


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
Health Science and Wellness

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.


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. 

Due Dates:
Spring Semester: Nov. 1
Summer and Fall Semesters: March 15

  1. Use this checklist as a guide to make sure you have completed all the required materials.
  2. Save all forms as Microsoft Word documents using the format indicated for each. This would be your last name and the abbreviations listed below.
  3. Review Hours/Credit Ratio Chart for expectations of hours each intern will be required to work.
  4. Review UWSP’s Experiential Learning Sites or speak to Jodi Olmsted (D144 Science Building) for information about establishing experiential learning opportunities in your community or place of employment.

ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPED and emailed to the School of Health Sciences and Wellness by the due date. Please contact Jodi Olmsted, Internship Coordinator, for any questions or concerns.

  1. Application – Save as Last Name-App. Complete the application, including the reference section. Ask the individuals you are using as references if they are willing to serve as a reference. Be sure to verify the person’s email address and add the email address to the application under the person’s name in the reference section. If you need to redo the application, click on Application and complete. Email application to the School of Health Sciences and Wellness by the due date.
  2. Resume – Update or create a resume and save as Last Name-Resume and email attachment to the School of Health Sciences and Wellness by the due date.
  3. Reference Form – ONLY complete Section 1 and put your name on the top of page 2. Save as Last Name-Ref. Do not give this form to your reference to complete.  Inform your reference that a reference form link will be emailed to them from the School of Health Care Professions office. Email Reference form to the School of Health Sciences and Wellness by the due date.
  4. Internship Preference Form – Save as Last Name-Pref. Indicate your Internship preference on this form. Make your choices from the following list: UWSP Experiential Learning Sites. Email Internship Preference from to the School of Health Sciences and Wellness by the due date.

Upon confirmation of placement, you will receive an email with additional information and forms that will need to be completed and returned by the due date indicated.

*Please note that meeting or exceeding the requirements for eligibility to apply for the Experiential Internship does not guarantee placement.

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 Sciences and Wellness
Beth Kinslow

Beth Kinslow

  • Assistant Professor – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • Clinical Assessment Coordinator – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • Program Director – Health Science and Wellness
  • Manager – SPLASH Swimming Program
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
Dan McCarty

Dan McCarty

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

Sallie Scovill

  • Professor – Health Sciences and Wellness
  • Coordinator – UW-Stevens Point Employee Wellness


National Wellness Institute

NWI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point was the first in the United States to achieve accreditation by the National Wellness Institute.