M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management

M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management

M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management

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

 

Curriculum

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 5 consecutive semesters.

Coursework

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
Required Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
WLM 00541 Wellness Coaching & Behavior Change 3
WLM 00542 Program Planning in Health Promotion 3
HES 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
HES 00550 Capstone Project: M.A. in Wellness & Lifestyle Management 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

Total Program Semester Hours: 30
 

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action 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 indicating any missing items.

  • $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).

 

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall - Module 1 August 25 July 1
Spring - Module 3 January 7 November 1