Health and Wellness Management Major

Degree Requirements, 63 Total Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management consists of 21 courses. Each student in the program is required to successfully complete all 21 courses and the general education and university requirements listed below to graduate. There are no electives in the program. Each course is worth three credits.

HWM 300 Introduction to Human Health
HWM 310 Changes Across the Life Span
HWM 320 Health and Medical Terminology
HWM 330 Survey of Information Technology in Health Care
HWM 340 The Wellness Profession
HWM 350 Applied Research Methods
HWM 360 Stress and Dependencies and Addictions
HWM 370 Health Behavior/Understanding and Effecting Change
HWM 380 Environmental Health
HWM 390 Marketing and Communication for Health and Wellness
HWM 400 Health Resource Management
HWM 410 Applied Anatomy and Fitness Principles
HWM 420 Health Literacy
HWM 430 Population Health
HWM 440 Health and Wellness Coaching
HWM 450 Medical Ethics/Policy
HWM 460 Leadership and Change Management in Health
HWM 470 Assessment and Evaluation
HWM 480 Health Benefit Plans and Providers
HWM 490 Employee Health and Well Being
HWM 495 HWM Capstone


Some of the courses above require the following prerequisites.

  • Introduction to Psychology (UWRF PSYC 101 or equivalent)
  • Introduction to Biology (UWRF BIOL 100 or 150 or equivalent)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (UWRF COMS 101 or CSTA 101 or equivalent)
  • Composition II (UWRF ENGL 200 or equivalent)

General Education and University Requirements

All students enter this program with at least 60 college-level semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA). In addition to the general education requirements, UW-River Falls students must complete two, university-required courses in American cultural diversity and global perspectives. See list of approved courses.

Health and Wellness Management (HWM)


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The Health and Wellness Management major is housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Academic Director: Faye Perkins Email
Program Manager: Angela Whitaker Email

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a collaborative effort of four University of Wisconsin campuses (UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior) and UW-Extension. It equips students with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. This degree program helps students learn more about the seven dimensions of wellness and how they affect our lives and well-being.