FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What career would I pursue with a master's degree in Wellness Management?
Q. How long does it take to earn the master's degree in Wellness Management?
Q. Is it possible to work full time and pursue this degree?
Q. When and where are classes offered?
Q. Do I need to take the GRE or MAT in order to be admitted to the master's degree program in Wellness Management?
Q. What is the difference between exercise science and health studies?
Q: How do I contact someone about this degree? 


Q. What career would I pursue with a master's degree in Wellness Management?
A. Jobs managing fitness facilities, health and wellness initiatives are among the opportunities for those with a master's degree in Wellness Management. Corporate wellness is a wide open field for both exercise science and health studies master's graduates.

Health-studies graduates have found jobs in university settings writing grants, as substance abuse agency coordinators, as directors of assisted living centers and some have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees.

Graduates in exercise science have found employment in fitness management in settings such as corporate fitness programs, university wellness center programs, in cardiac rehabilitation facilities and as personal fitness trainers.

Q. How long does it take to earn the master's degree in Wellness Management?
A. The degree consists of 34-36 hours, assuming all pre-requisite classes have been completed. The degree can be achieved in approximately two years of full-time enrollment - nine hours over four semesters.

Q. Is it possible to work full time and pursue this degree?
A. Yes. We ensure that our classes are available and conducive to the schedules of our students. Many of our current students and graduates maintained their full-time positions while working toward this degree.

Q. When and where are classes offered?
A. All required classes are offered on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., during fall and spring semesters. Some electives may be offered in summer and during daytime hours.

Q. Do I need to take the GRE or MAT in order to be admitted to the master's degree program in Wellness Management?
A. No. Admission is based on GPA from undergraduate work.

Q. What is the difference between exercise science and health studies?
A. Exercise science teaches students how to do such things as evaluate fitness levels and prescribe exercise and follow-up. This track also prepares students to sit for national certification exams.

Health studies prepares those individuals interested in community and health education issues, such as corporate wellness.

Both degree tracks emphasize soft skills such as effective leadership, communication, and critical thinking.

Q: How do I contact someone about this degree?
A: For more information about the Wellness Management program, you can email the program coordinators or call the departmental office at 405-974-5230. For more information about the Health Studies option, email Dr. Diane Rudebock, crudebock@uco.edu. For more information about the Exercise Science option, email Dr. Melissa Powers, mpowers3@uco.edu.


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