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Video: Curious About a Career in Health Promotion? Watch a Health Management Professional in Action

UW Extended Campus August 27, 2015
Molly Heisterkamp

Wish you could translate your passion for health and wellness into an exciting and fulfilling career? Molly Heisterkamp did it. Watch as this health management professional walks you through the special initiatives and day-to-day duties she performed as the prevention and health promotion coordinator for Dean Health, Wisconsin’s largest HMO.

From designating office recreation areas to implementing the “Weigh-to-Go” health-awareness program, Molly’s projects positively affected her co-workers, as well as Dean’s bottom line. Over the yearlong Weigh-to-Go initiative, employees at her location lost a total of 816 pounds. That’s great news for her co-workers, who are enjoying an increased capability for activity, fewer health issues, and more fulfilling lives. It’s also great for Dean Health as the employer works to tame rising healthcare costs and boost employee retention.

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Molly appreciates being an invaluable part of a corporate team, but her real motivation for exceeding at work is the happiness and empowerment she provides. She is a significant resource to mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, wives and husbands who desire to live healthfully, but aren’t sure where to start. Inspiring and guiding people using her skills and positivity is a fulfilling way for her to spend every day!

Are you inspired by Molly’s story? Take the first step toward becoming a health promotion professional by exploring the University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Management program. Call 608-262-2011 or email learn@uwex.edu to learn more from a helpful enrollment adviser today.

Programs: Health and Wellness Management