Health and Wellness Management

Earn a bachelor of science degree and acquire the skills necessary to design, develop, implement and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. Drawing on the expertise of faculty from four University of Wisconsin campuses, the classes are offered completely online.

Who Should Apply

  • Individuals with an associate degree who want to complete their bachelor's degree 

  • Human resources administrators, insurance professionals, nurses, fitness coaches, health educators or health promoters who are responsible for workplace wellness programs


  • All courses are provided online; there are no campus visits or face-to-face meeting requirements. 

  • You can start your program at anytime and courses are offered year round. 

  • Courses are taught by experienced faculty from among four University of Wisconsin institutions.

  • You will learn about the seven dimensions of wellness (social, physical, emotional, career, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual) and how they affect our lives.

Program Curriculum

Apply up to 60 transferable credits or your associate degree from an accredited institution to your degree plan and then take the following required courses for a total of 123 credits to earn your bachelor's degree.

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

Tuition Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition for this program is the same regardless of where you live. For tuition rate for the current year, visit Student Billing. Textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. Students who take at least 6 credits each term may be eligible for financial assistance (see Cost & Financial Aid).

Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants will have the following:

  • Associate degree or at least 60 college-level credits from an accredited institution GPA of 2.0 or better from previous coursework

  • Prerequisite courses in introductory psychology, introductory biology, introductory communications/speech and English composition

  • Completed application and paid application fee Transcripts sent directly from previous institutions to the UWRF Admissions Office


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