Degree Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Wellness Management prepares you to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness initiatives in a wide variety of settings. Corporations, hospitals, and government agencies see the positive effects a wellness program has on their employees and the community, leading to an increase in job demand. In addition, there continues to be a strong demand for performance specialists to train athletes at the youth to elite levels to assist the athletes in reaching the next level.

The main objectives of the human performance and wellness management program are understanding the health/wellness issues that face individuals and the role that corporate and community wellness programs play in addressing these problems; planning, developing, and establishing effective wellness and exercise programs; creating appropriate training protocols for a variety of individuals ranging from recreational athletes to special populations to elite competitive performers; facilitating, teaching, and promoting wellness program content areas; and managing and directing staff, facilities, and budgets of fitness and wellness programs.

The BS in Human Performance and Wellness Management is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Fitness assessment, exercise program design, and implementation.
  • Fitness and wellness entrepreneurship.
  • Determination of strategies for performance enhancement and the prevention of injuries.
  • Effective communication with a range of audiences in exercise science settings.
  • Effective teaching of motor skills in individual and group settings.

Coursework

The required coursework accomplishes the major objectives of the wellness management program including:  understanding the major health problems that face Americans and the role that corporate and community wellness programs play in addressing these problems; planning and development of comprehensive wellness programs; establishing effective wellness programs; facilitating, teaching, and promoting wellness program content areas; managing and directing staff, facilities, and budgets of wellness programs; and applying health care economic principles to community, corporate, and hospital wellness programs.

Internships

The wellness management degree culminates with a 400-hour professional internship. The internship will be conducted in a corporate, community, or hospital setting under the instruction and supervision of a qualified and experienced wellness professional.

Possible Careers in Wellness Management

Work as a wellness manager in a variety of settings:

  • Wellness Director in Corporate & Hospital
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Health and Fitness
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fitness Entrepreneur

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall and Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15