Health and Wellness Management

Online Completion Degree

Program at a Glance

Turn your passion for wellness into a career! With a foundation in health and wellness, management, and communication coupled with cutting edge concepts of applied analytics, lifestyle medicine and fitness technology, our program can position you for success in the growing field of Health & Wellness.

Build your skills and knowledge for this in-demand profession. Gain real-world experience and a competitive edge by becoming a certified American Council on Exercise (ACE) Health Coach. Find employment that fulfills you in a variety of environments, such as team-based healthcare organizations, and non-profit, government, corporate, and community settings.

If you are driven to cultivate a culture of wellness and address the most prevalent health concerns of our time by empowering individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve their quality of life, then this program is for you!

 


What to Expect

Coursework

Multi-disciplinary and entirely online 

Students

Typically, adult entry students with full- or part-time jobs and a 2-year degree 

Time Commitment

2-3 years to degree completion 

View the the two-year program plan (PDF) and the three-year program plan (PDF).

Approximate Cost

$17,500 + books + CPR Certification + ACE Certification Exam 

Academic Preparation

For Graduate degrees in Health/Healthcare Leadership, Public Health, Health and Wellness Management 

Career Outlook

Industry growth is projected at 11% through 2028; "Much faster than average" 

Career Outcomes

Common job titles held by health and wellness professionals include:

  • Community or Public Health Educator
  • Corporate Wellness Manager
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Community Health and Wellness Director
  • Wellness Program Consultant
  • Fitness Center Manager 
Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information about this career field and its projected growth. 

  • Determine needs
  • Plan, implement and evaluate policies and programs
  • Develop and implement community health improvement plans and strategic plans

  • Elevate and develop relationships with the community
  • Maintain and advance partnerships
  • Negotiate for the use of resources
  • Defend public health policies and programs
  • Improve community engagement 

  • Understand the foundations of public health
  • Apply science to practice
  • Analyze and develop research
  • Establish academic partnerships 

  • Solicit and use community input
  • Communicate data and information
  • Facilitate communication between others
  • Broadly communicate the roles of government and healthcare

  • Understand and respond to diverse needs
  • Support a diverse public health workforce
  • Assess the cultural competency and impact of policies and programs

  • Leverage public health and healthcare funding mechanisms 
  • Develop and defend budgets
  • Motivate internal and external stakeholders
  • Evaluate and improve programs
  • Establish metrics to improve performance

  • Find and understand data
  • Turn data into actionable information
  • Assess needs and resources to address health needs
  • Develop community health assessments
  • Practice evidence-based decision-making

  • Create opportunities for collaboration
  • Make adjustments to address changing needs
  • Ensure continuous quality improvement
  • Manage organizational change
  • Advocate for the role of public health