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Graduate Programs

Health and Wellness Management

Earn a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management Online with UW-River Falls
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Online Master’s Degree Program

Designed for working adults with real-world experience, the new online Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management will strengthen and expand your knowledge of corporate wellness and health promotion issues, preparing you for high-level leadership positions at your current organization or at top companies around the world.

Drawing on the expertise of faculty from five University of Wisconsin campuses, classes are offered completely online. Through a core curriculum plus a capstone experience, this graduate program covers topics including program budgeting, legal and policy issues, strategic planning, change management, systems thinking, marketing, and communication.

Because the program is entirely online, you can study and 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. At the same time, you will have ready access to advisers and faculty by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources such as career assistance and libraries.

An online, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is also available for those who wish to complete an undergraduate degree.

Program Features

  • Curriculum designed with input from industry leaders;
  • Innovative, online classrooms with no campus visits or face-to-face meetings required;
  • Increase your knowledge of the fundamentals of health and wellness and learn next-level program management skills;
  • Gain a competitive advantage in a growing field;
  • Enjoy the flexibility of online courses;
  • Study under expert University of Wisconsin faculty; and
  • Graduate from an institution employers respect.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is $740 per credit for the health and wellness management classes, regardless of where you live. Tuition rates for other courses, such as the prerequisite courses, may be different. Textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. Students who take at least four credits each term may be eligible for financial assistance.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management program requires:

  • Bachelor's degree with a grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or greater from a regionally or nationally accredited university or college;
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (see above);
  • Resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be professional or academic); and
  • Statement of personal intent describing decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the health and wellness management field (not to exceed 1,000 words).

Aptitude tests (GRE, GMAT, e.g.) are not required. If you do not currently meet admissions requirements, a campus adviser can discuss option for enrolling in the program. Request a consultation with an adviser by sending an email to

You may apply and begin the program with the start of any term. Complete a UW System application online, pay the processing fee, and have official transcripts sent directly to UW-River Falls from the colleges and universities that you have previously attended.


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