Wisconsin state schools offer online bachelors degree in corporate wellness

posted on Friday, Aug 26 2011

Especially in the United States, stress in people’s lives often leads to health problems down the road. According to the American Psychological Association, 70 percent of Americans say that work is the leading factor of stress in their day-to-day lives. With this high number of individuals reporting more illnesses, companies are starting to create corporate wellness programs to help their bottom lines and reduce health costs.

The University of Wisconsin (UW) system is launching online bachelor‘s degree programs to train students as corporate wellness managers, reports the Superior Telegram. The classes will begin next spring and are directed at those who have completed some college coursework.

Four UW campuses will begin offering the online courses. The schools include Superior, Stevens Poit, La Crosse and River Falls. Students who have associate’s degrees or those who have completed 60 credits can register for the wellness program.

George Kroeninger, UW Extension assistant dean of continuing education, told the news source that the schools are trying to reach out to individuals who started school but did not finish. The program will likely serve working adults who can benefit from the fact that it is online and therefore may be more flexible.

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