Health and Wellness Management

Faculty and Academic Staff Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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

Health and Wellness Management Major Requirements Top of Page

60 total credits

Required courses (60 credits required):

Introduction to Human Health -- 3.00 credits
Changes Across the Life Span -- 3.00 credits
Health and Medical Terminology -- 3.00 credits
Survey of Information Technology in Wellness -- 3.00 credits
The Wellness Profession -- 3.00 credits
Applied Research Methods -- 3.00 credits
Stress and Dependencies and Addictions -- 3.00 credits
Health Behavior/Understanding and Effecting Change -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Health -- 3.00 credits
Marketing and Communication for Health and Wellness -- 3.00 credits
Health Resource Management -- 3.00 credits
Applied Anatomy and Fitness Principles -- 3.00 credits
Health Literacy -- 3.00 credits
Population Health -- 3.00 credits
Health and Wellness Coaching -- 3.00 credits
Medical Ethics/Policy -- 3.00 credits
Leadership and Change Management in Health -- 3.00 credits
Assessment and Evaluation -- 3.00 credits
Health Benefit Plan and Providers -- 3.00 credits
Employee Health and Well Being -- 3.00 credits
Capstone -- 3.00 credits