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M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management (WLM) trains professionals from a variety of disciplines who want to work with clients or students to create and maintain lifestyle changes. Our program is designed to prepare graduates to develop and implement wellness and lifestyle change programs in community, hospital, corporate, and school settings.

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The M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program consists of 10 courses and a total of 30 graduate semester hours (s.h.). This is a part-time accelerated program with degree completion possible in five consecutive semesters.

The following courses make up the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 30 S.H.
WLM 00541 Wellness Coaching & Behavior Change 3
WLM 00542 Program Planning in Health Promotion 3
WLM 00512 Understanding And Applying The Professional Literature 3
WLM 00600 Promoting Human Wellness Across the Lifespan 3
HES 00590 Integrating Wellness into School Settings 3
WLM 00610 Positive Perceptions & Performance 3
WLM 00580 Obesity & Diabetes Management 3
WLM 00530 Leadership & Management in the Health Professions 3
WLM 00575 Wellness in the Workplace 3
HLT 00550* Capstone Project 3
WLM 00620* Internship in Wellness & Lifestyle Management 3
WLM 00621* Practicum in Wellness Coaching 3

*Choose either HES 00550 or WLM 00620, WLM 00621

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution before beginning the Obesity & Diabetes Prevention Management (HLTH 37580) course:

    • INAR 06200 Basic Nutrition
    • BIOL 10211 Anatomy & Physiology I or BIOL 10212 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • During the admissions process, the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies and include information to that effect in the student's admission letter (if applicable).
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Wellness & Lifestyle Management

Career Outlook

Many healthcare institutions and providers hire experts who specialize in overall health and wellness to provide education and support for their patients. Health Coaches and Wellness Coaches are sought-after fields at various hospital systems like Cooper, Inspira, Virtua and Jefferson Health. In this specialized industry, coaches also find success in roles at health clubs, gyms, or in conjunction with other healthcare providers who provide one-on-one coaching or group programming.

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