Choose the Master's in Health and Wellness Management at UW-Stevens Point
In the 100% online UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
program, you’ll learn about contemporary health and wellness perspectives, in
addition to the strategic planning and communication skills you’ll need
to manage well-being programs that foster healthier lifestyles and
promote the value of staying well.
- Strategic planning
- Behavior change facilitation
- Communication and marketing strategies
- U.S. healthcare systems, including public health, insurance, and healthcare providers
- Health policy and wellness law
- Program planning and evaluation
- Emerging trends in wellness
Career opportunities in Health and Wellness Management
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
employment of health education specialists and community health workers
are projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than
the average for all occupations, due to “an emphasis on promoting
healthy behaviors, particularly based on experiences from the COVID-19
Thirty five percent of employers surveyed for Wellable’s 2022 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report
expect to invest more in health and well-being programs. As more
companies recognize their role in supporting employees across all
dimensions of health, including physical, mental, and emotional health,
demand for professionals who have the required skills to manage these
programs will grow. Likewise, reasons for offering workplace well-being
programs have gone beyond healthcare cost savings and incentive
campaigns to investment in mental health, stress management, and virtual
As a graduate of the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
you’ll be qualified for a variety of leadership positions in health
promotion, such as senior manager of benefits and well-being, wellness
account manager, and employee wellness specialist. As a wellness
manager, you can have a significant impact on health outcomes by leading
wellness activities that improve personal well-being, work-life
balance, and organizational health across all dimensions of wellness.
Building your résumé
UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness
. 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
page for semester schedules and a list of upcoming courses.
Who Should Apply?
The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
is an ideal choice for adult students seeking to advance their career
in health promotion who need the flexibility an online program offers.
Work experience and educational backgrounds among our students range
from those in an entry-level wellness role, such as wellness
coordinator, to other healthcare-related and wellness professions
(personal trainer, fitness instructor, nurse, massage therapist,
behavioral health), to those with general business, human resources, or
other experience seeking a career in health and wellness management. Our graduates have launched successful wellness careers with healthcare systems, wellness program vendors, community agencies, insurance providers, and other organizations.
Because the coursework in the program is entirely online, you can
watch lectures, participate in online forums with your classmates, and
although assignments have deadlines, you can 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. Learn more about online learning with UW Extended Campus.
UW System Collaboration
The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. Learn more about our campus partners and choosing a home campus.
UW Health and Wellness Management faculty specialty areas include:
- Health and wellness marketing
- Wellness program management
- Healthcare consulting
- Community health and epidemiology
- Management coaching
Whether online or on campus, University of Wisconsin programs have a
reputation for delivering world-class education and student support.
Accreditation is your assurance that you will graduate with skills that
are relevant to your field and valued by employers. The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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