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. This program is designed for those with some college experience who have an interest in wellness careers and a desire to complete their bachelor's degree.


  • All courses are provided online. There are no campus visits or face-to-face meeting requirements. 
  • You can start your program at anytime and take classes as a full-time or part-time student.
  • A personal consultation will determine how your previous college credits may be applied to your degree.

Program Curriculum

Apply any transferable college credits or your associate degree from an accredited institution to your degree plan and then take the following required courses to earn your bachelor's degree.

Degree Requirements, 63 Total Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management consists of 20 required courses; there are no electives in the program. To see course descriptions and schedule, select the course number.

HWM 300 Introduction to Human Health
HWM 305 The Wellness Profession
HWM 310 Changes Across the Life Span
HWM 315 Resource Management for Wellness Managers
HWM 320 Health and Medical Terminology
HWM 325 Health Literacy
HWM 335 Worksite Health Environment
HWM 345 Physical Activity and Nutrition for Wellness Managers
HWM 350 Research and Statistics for Wellness Managers
HWM 360 Stress and Dependencies and Addictions
HWM 370 Understanding and Effecting Health Behavior Change
HWM 385 Marketing and Communication for Wellness Managers
HWM 405 Survey of Information Technology in Wellness
HWM 430 Population Health for Wellness Managers
HWM 460 Leadership and Change Management in Health
HWM 470 Assessment and Evaluation for Wellness Managers
HWM 475 Employee Health and Well Being
HWM 480 Employee Benefits for Wellness Managers
HWM 485 Health Coaching for Wellness Managers
HWM 496 Health and Wellness Capstone

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is $390 per credit for the health and wellness management classes. Tuition rates for other courses are available at Student Billing. Textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. Students who take at least six credits each term may be eligible for financial assistance.

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; and
  • Transcripts sent directly from previous institutions to the UWRF Admissions Office, 112 South Hall, 410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022 or by email to

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Angela Whitaker
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