Health and Wellness, Adv. Crt.

Recommended deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


SUNY Oswego offers the only online Health and Wellness advanced certificate program in Central New York and within the SUNY system. The program welcomes post-baccalaureate students and practitioners in the fields of nursing, fitness, counseling, insurance, human development and physical education.

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What you will study: 

Learn to assess personal health risk factors, understand theories of behavior change and develop wellness plans to promote 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.

  • HSC 510 - Mind-Body Wellness, credit: 3
  • HSC 512 - Healthy Weight Management, credit: 3
  • HSC 514 - Wellness and Addictions, credit: 3
  • HSC 520 - Health Behavior Change Process, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

They’ve had to drive mindfully, exercise mindfully, eat mindfully. They’ve been asked to meditate and really just reduce distractions in their lives.
Dr. Sandy Bargainnier, Department Chair

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Learning outcomes: 

With a growing need for health professionals, this career advancement program provides a rich training experience for graduate students and professionals in a variety of health related service fields.

Fitness Trainer

Health Promotion

Employee Development

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. (At least one of these recommendations must be from your school district.)
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.