Careers: Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management

Careers: Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
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This degree will prepare students to pursue the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) credential through the National Wellness Institute (NWI). Competencies for this credential are met within the coursework for this program.

Health and Wellness Management Careers By the Numbers

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.

Health and Wellness Management graduates will have skills in:

  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Applying Behavior Change Theories to Coaching and Wellness Program Management
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Building Positive Behavior Change Plans
  • Culture, Equity, & Vulnerable Population Health

Potential job positions for graduates of the Health and Wellness Management program:

  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Health and Wellness Coach Manager
  • Lifestyle Coach
  • Health/Wellness Specialist
  • Wellness Program Manager or Director
  • Wellness Operations Specialist
  • Corporate or Employee Wellness Coordinator or Manager

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.