This degree will prepare students to pursue the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) credential through the National Wellness Institute (NWI) and will be an eligible training program for the National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) credential. Competencies for both of these credentials are met within the coursework for this program.
The demand for trained professionals in this area is large, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics citing a projected 16.2% growth rate in health and wellness careers through 2028.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the compounded effects of chronic diseases, many of which can be prevented or controlled through positive lifestyle behavior changes. Additionally, a total of 86% of the United States’ $2.7 trilllion health care expenditures can be attributed to the treatment and management of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Typical places of employment for those with a Master of Health and Wellness Management can include, but are not limited to, physician’s offices, insurance companies, corporate or employee wellness programs, hospitals and clinics, community wellness organizations, fitness centers, universities, and more.
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.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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