Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate
This post-baccalaureate advanced certificate program focuses on assessing personal health risk factors, understanding theories of behavior change, and developing wellness plans and strategies to promote personal well-being. The program offers experiential and academic opportunities to study health and wellness based on the growing awareness of mind, body and spirit interactions.
Unique program to meet a growing need

This is the only Health and Wellness post-baccalaureate advanced certificate program in Central New York and within the SUNY system. With a growing need for health care professionals, this certificate provides a rich training experience for graduate students and professionals in a variety of health related service fields. It can be applied to any bachelor’s degree requiring these skills.

Who Should be Interested?

The certificate program welcomes post baccalaureate students and practitioners in the fields of nursing, fitness, counseling, insurance industry, human development, physical education and anyone who is interested in understanding how to change behaviors to improve health.

The Health and Wellness post-baccalaureate advanced certificate has been set up with a course schedule that allows students to complete all requirements in less than two years.
Below is the 2014-2015 course-availability by semester.
Spring 2014

HSC 510 - Mind-Body Wellness

Summer 2014

HSC 512 - Healthy Weight Management

Fall 2014

HSC 514 - Wellness and Addictions

Spring 2015

HSC 520 - Health Behavior Change Process

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 2.8
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego. Identify any particular area of interest within the program area you are applying to, your plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline
August 15 (Suggested)
Length of program
12 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Still have questions?
New graduate certificate, new department chair, new opportunities
SUNY Oswego will be offering the new health and wellness graduate certificate program beginning spring 2014 with the help of the new Health Promotion and Wellness Department chair, Dr. Sandra Bargainnier.