The University of Cincinnati Online’s Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in a variety of health wellness careers upon graduation. The program offers students a wide range of interdisciplinary electives, designed to allow each student to select classes that meet their personal and professional goals. UC Online’s program focuses on integrating health and wellness research and coaching skills to prepare students for a role in directing wellness programs, coaching in individual or group settings, and more.
This degree will prepare students to pursue the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) credential through the National Wellness Institute (NWI) and is currently under review to become an eligible training program for the National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) credential. Competencies for both credentials are met through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous coursework within the program.
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Health and Wellness Coaches are trained professionals who partner with clients to enhance their well-being through self-directed health behavior change. This process involves goal setting, support, and monitoring according to the client’s vision for a healthier lifestyle. The coach will help with behaviors such as physical activity, nutrition, sleep, stress management, tobacco cessation, and more. Put simply, the goal of a wellness coach is to help their clients overcome obstacles and achieve positive, sustainable lifestyle behavioral changes.
If you’re passionate about working within the health care field and want to pursue that passion even further, then a Master of Health and Wellness Management could open many doors for you. Graduates of the MS in Health and Wellness Management program excel in a wide variety of roles. Those careers include:
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Yes. There is a chance if certain conditions are met. These could include taking a graduate entry exam (i.e. GRE, GMAT), being conditionally admitted, or working with the program director on other ways to demonstrate your likelihood for success if admitted into the program.
Study time will vary based on the course, the number of courses you are taking, and the individual student. On average, most students spend 3-5 hours studying each week for every credit hour they take. So for a 3 credit hour course, a student should plan to spend 9-15 hours studying in additional course time.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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