Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Health and Wellness Management


2012-2014 Catalog

Health and Wellness Management

Faculty and Academic Staff

Glenn Carlson, Assistant Professor

Jeff Engstrom, Associate Professor

David Kroll, Assistant Professor

Ray Reinertsen, Senior Lecturer

William Simpson, Associate Professor

Health and Wellness Management Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management is an interdisciplinary program that helps students gain a broad understanding of the ways in which health care systems, health care costs, employee wellness programs and values of health/wellness management programs impact the work environment. Increasing healthcare costs and a growing number of healthcare coverage options will spur demand for professionals to develop strategically integrated wellness programs. In light of these trends, a few areas graduates of the Health and Wellness Management program will be able to help are:

  • Integrate a wide array of programs to enhance employee safety and wellness and improve work-life balance
  • Influence corporate/community productivity
  • Reduce health care costs
  • Engage management and leadership at multiple levels

The major is offered through online study in collaboration with partner universities UW-Stevens Point, UW- LaCrosse and UW- River Falls. It is based in the Health and Human Performance Department, and supported by the Distance Learning Center. Additional information is available at http://hwm.wisconsin.edu.

Health and Wellness Management Major Requirements

60 total credits

Required courses (60 credits required):

HWM 300 Introduction to Human Health -- 3 credits
HWM 310 Changes Across the Lifespan -- 3 credits
HWM 320 Health and Medical Terminology -- 3 credits
HWM 330 Survey of Information Technology in Healthcare -- 3 credits
HWM 340 The Wellness Profession -- 3 credits
HWM 350 Applied Research Methods -- 3 credits
HWM 360 Stress and Dependencies and Addictions -- 3 credits
HWM 370 Health Behavior/Understanding and Effecting Change
HWM 380 Environmental Health -- 3 credits
HWM 390 Marketing and Communication for Health and Wellness -- 3 credits
HWM 400 Health Resource Management -- 3 credits
HWM 410 Applied Anatomy and Fitness Principles -- 3 credits
HWM 420 Health Literacy -- 3 credits
HWM 430 Population Health -- 3 credits
HWM 440 Health and Wellness Coaching -- 3 credits
HWM 450 Medical Ethics/Policy -- 3 credits
HWM 460 Leadership and Change Management in Health -- 3 credits
HWM 470 Assessment and Evaluation -- 3 credits
HWM 480 Health Benefits and Plan Providers -- 3 credits
HWM 490 Employee Health and Well-Being -- 3 credits
HWM 495 Capstone -- 3 credits

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