Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management is a fully online degree program offered collaboratively by UW-Parkside, UW-Green Bay, UW-River Falls, UW- Stevens Point, UW-Superior, and UW-Extension. This online M.S. in Health and Wellness Management program focuses primarily on adult and nontraditional students who hold an undergraduate degree and have the desire to continue their education to achieve a graduate degree.
Goals of the Program
This program is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of the fundamentals of health and wellness and learn next-level program management skills. Upon completion of the M.S. Health and Wellness Management program students will be able to integrate health informatics, information technology, and communication strategies in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs. Additionally, students will demonstrate familiarity with best practices in behavior change facilitation, understand ethical and legal issues relevant to health policy and wellness management. Finally, students will recognize and know how to analyze the interrelations among health providers and key stakeholders including understanding how these relationships influence health care systems.
Admission to the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
All applicants will need to demonstrate that they have taken the following prerequisite courses.
- Personal Health or Equivalent
- Anatomy and Physiology or Human Biology or Equivalent
- Intro to Psychology or Equivalent
- Elementary Statistics or Equivalent
Students seeking admission to the M.S. in Health and Wellness management program require:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, (in any discipline), and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0. Students with a GPA less than a 3.0 may be considered for a provisional admission. The Academic Director has the discretion to waive a perquisite that will allow a student to take a HWM course. Please contact the Academic Director, Dr. Penny Lyter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- A personal statement of not more than 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursing a Master of Science in Health Wellness and Management, your short and long term career goals, and what value you would add to the learning experience of your fellow students. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
- Two letters of recommendation
Writing samples or recommendations may be requested and used toward an admission decision if warranted. Admissions will occur on a rolling basis with new applicants able to start the program during each of the academic terms: fall, spring, and summer.
Requirements for the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management (36 credits)
To graduate with a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management students must satisfy all degree requirements.
Required Courses (36 credits):
|HWM 700||Contemporary Health and Wellness Perspectives||3 cr|
|HWM 705||Strategic Management for Wellness Managers||3 cr|
|HWM 710||Research Methods for Wellness Programs||3 cr|
|HWM 715||Persuasion Skills for Wellness Managers||3 cr|
|HWM 720||Exercise and Nutrition in Health and Disease||3 cr|
|HWM 730||Biopsychosocial Aspects of Health||3 cr|
|HWM 740||Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers||3 cr|
|HWM 750||Planning and Evaluation for Wellness Managers||3 cr|
|HWM 760||Wellness Law||3 cr|
|HWM 770||Behavior and Development in Organizations||3 cr|
|HWM 780||Best Practices and Emerging Issues in Wellness||3 cr|
|HWM 790||Health and Wellness Management Capstone Experience Course||3 cr|
Courses in Health and Wellness Management (HWM)
Contemporary Health and Wellness Perspectives
Strategic Management for Wellness Managers
Research Methods for Wellness Programs
Persuasion Skills for Wellness Managers
Exercise and Nutrition in Health and Disease
Biopsychosocial Aspects of Health
Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers
Planning and Evaluation for Wellness Managers
Behavior and Development in Organizations
Best Practices and Emerging Issues in Wellness
Health and Wellness Management Capstone Course