2019-21 Graduate Catalog Course Descriptions

HWM - Health & Wellness Management
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HWM 700Contemporary Health and Wellness Perspectives3.00
In this course, students will examine health and wellness concepts and probe foundational thinking associated with the contemporary health and wellness field. Expectations and development of the wellness professional will be explored.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 705Strategic Management for Wellness Managers3.00
This course introduces students to management concepts to create strategic direction and the role of leadership in setting strategy capable of meeting competitive challenges within the wellness industry. Topics include key management theories; role of stakeholders; issue identification; program evaluation; and business plan development.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 710Research Methods for Wellness Programs3.00
This course covers research methods and designs relevant to wellness program managers. Students will be introduced to various research designs including experimental and nonexperimental, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. The course will focus on providing a practical understanding of several statistical tools used in wellness-related research.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
HWM 715Persuasion Skills for Wellness Managers3.00
In this course, students will develop communication and persuasion skills, which are essential for wellness managers. Utilizing a variety of media and techniques, students will hone their communication skills. Students will apply key marketing concepts to mount effective marketing campaigns for their organization.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
HWM 720Exercise and Nutrition in Health and Disease3.00
This course introduces students to the roles that physical activity and nutritional practices play in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, depression and anxiety.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 730Biopsychosocial Aspects of Health3.00
This course is a survey of biological, psychological and social-environmental aspects of wellness. Taking an applied focus, students will learn current theoretical and evidenced-based approaches in psychology, integrative medicine, and behavioral economics that impact wellness.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 740Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers3.00
This course provides information pertaining to the US Health Care system with emphasis on health and wellness. It provides an overview of the major public and private stakeholders including public health, insurance, and health care providers. Participants will examine how health policy impacts the design and financing of wellness programs.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 750Planning and Evaluation for Wellness Managers3.00
This purpose of this course is to examine planning and evaluation as inter-related, cyclical activities. Students will examine major activities and processes involved in planning and evaluating wellness programs.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of HWM 705 and HWM 710
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 760Wellness Law3.00
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of wellness management. Topics include the Affordable Care Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and HIPAA. Students will learn effective negotiation skills that can be used when dealing with contracts and vendors.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 770Behavior and Development in Organizations3.00
In this course, students will study organizations, their members and why people and groups behave as they do. Processes and methods that improve behavior, effectiveness, and efficiency in organizational settings will be examined. The course will also cover various methods for assessing organizational behavior and change.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Health and Wellness Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 780Best Practices and Emerging Issues in Wellness3.00
In this course, students will study emerging trends, innovations, and best practices in the health and wellness industry with emphasis on preventative health care. Students will investigate major health challenges, programs, and policies to determine the influence of social, economic, multicultural, and global pressures on successful wellness practices
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of HWM 700, 705, 710, 720, and 730.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HWM 790Health and Wellness Management Capstone Course3.00
This course provides a cohesive experience designed to synthesize and apply information from the MS HWM curricula. Students complete an individual capstone experience that demonstrates thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to be a successful health and wellness manager.
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of HWM 780
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms