UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Health and Wellness Management

Goals and Objectives

To equip students with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace.

Program

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness Management is an online degree completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or an associate's degree. Students who have completed at least 60 semester credits of college level transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA) are eligible for admission. The program 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. At UW-River Falls, the Health and Wellness Management major is housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Faculty

The broad-based curriculum is taught by faculty from each of the partner campuses. Together they bring expertise in all of the following fields: Human Health, Health Psychology, Health Coaching, Population Health, Communication Strategies, Technology Literacy, Management Strategies, Assessment and Evaluation, Ethics and Policy.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness Management can be the foundation for a variety of positions and careers. Some examples include

  • Human Resources Benefits Manager
  • Wellness Program Manager
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  • Director of Sports, Fitness, and Wellness

The program was crafted in close partnership with several companies and agencies, including United Health Group, WuXi Appletec, Inc., Regions Hospital, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kimberly-Clark Health Services, Security Health Insurance, Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum Inc., City of Wauwatosa, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., and Douglas County Department of Health and Social Services.

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Health and Wellness Management

This is an online degree program designed for a changing economy. Health and wellness programs continue to grow, even in these challenging economic times. Companies and agencies nationwide need qualified individuals who can manage and administer organization-wide health and wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs and improve productivity and employee well-being. According to a 2009 survey by the Integrated Benefits Institute, 68 percent of responding employers who provide any health and productivity initiatives said that they plan to expand these efforts over the next two years.

For a list of courses, visit the Catalog.

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