Health promotion and wellness professionals deliver scientifically based programs designed to help people improve the quality of their lives. Around the world, UW-Stevens Point is considered as the
home of wellness
. In fact, the
National Wellness Institute
was founded here and still maintains a close relationship with our academic program.
As a health promotion and wellness major at UW-Stevens Point, you’ll meet pioneers in the wellness movement who strongly believe in the concept of preventing, rather than treating, illnesses while embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes the
seven dimensions of wellness
Explore Career Opportunities in Health Promotion and Wellness
Graduates in the field of health promotion 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
- exercise specialist
- personal trainer
- exercise physiologist
- fitness manager
- wellness center manager
- health educator
- community health specialist
- wellness promotion director
- youth sports instructor
- lifestyle coach
- behavior change specialist
Get Involved on Campus
You’ll have the chance to join the UW-Stevens Point
student chapter of the National Wellness Institute
(NWI), an organization specifically for pre-professionals in health promotion and wellness interested in gaining practical experience in health promotion programs.
During your journey in our program, you’ll get hands-on experience through
practicums, working in our
Health and Human Performance Lab as well as assisting with the student-run UW-Stevens Point
Employee Wellness program.
Students also work closely with expert
to execute the types of programs and tasks they will someday do as professionals.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Health promotion and wellness student
are designed to provide you with experiences in behavior-change facilitation, marketing and promotion, and organizational experience. We have compiled a list of more than 300 potential internship sites; view the Insights of Interns
to learn more about their experiences.
In preparation for a diverse and global world, students are also encouraged to participate in one of our
study abroad programs. Students can experience their profession in different cultures and contexts such as in Nicaragua, Australia and the Cook Islands.
Meet Your Health Promotion and Wellness Professors
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.