Health & Wellness Management Programs

Earn a degree or certificate in a flexible, 100% online format that fits your life.

The Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management or Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Well-being, offered through UW Extended Campus and UW-River Falls, can be the credential you need to start an exciting career in health promotion or advance in your profession. Courses are completed entirely online, an ideal format for busy professionals, especially those working variable shifts.

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From Healthy Workplaces to Healthy Communities

In the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management, you’ll learn contemporary health and wellness management techniques that have the power to transform the workplace and beyond. Courses are taught by expert faculty from the University of Wisconsin and provide the skills you need to manage well-being programs that are good for people and good for business.

 

Learn health and wellness skills such as program planning and evaluation, healthcare benefit design and wellness law, behavior change facilitation, and digital technology for wellness.

Strengthen management skills such as strategic planning, organizational change management, quality and performance improvement, and marketing and communication strategies.

Gain practical experience by using everything you’ve learned to plan a capstone project in partnership with an organization of your choice.

Appreciation for Healthy Behaviors Sparks Career Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health education specialists and community health workers are projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, due to “an emphasis on promoting healthy behaviors, particularly based on experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As more companies recognize their role in supporting employees across all dimensions of health, including physical, mental, and emotional health, demand for professionals who have the required skills to manage these programs will grow. Likewise, reasons for offering workplace well-being programs have gone beyond healthcare cost savings and incentive campaigns to investment in mental health, stress management, and virtual wellness services.

 

New, Graduate Certificate in Sustainability + Well-being

4 Courses. 12 Credits. The Certificate in Sustainability and Well-being will teach you how the principles of sustainability and well-being can create healthier, more equitable communities. You’ll explore topics, such as:

  • Contemporary health and wellness
  • Sustainable community design
  • How the success of an organization and the well-being of the community intersect
  • Tools to assess organizational behavior
  • Effective methods for positive change
  • How to integrate the metrics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The certificate program is an ideal way to expand your skills and knowledge in a flexible, online format, and offers value to professionals working in a variety of fields, such as: HR, sustainability, safety/risk management, facilities/operations, public health/human services, environmental health and safety (EH&S), occupational health, architects/designers, urban planning, and more.

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