Health and Wellness Adv. Crt.

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, human resources and physical education.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option 100% Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $462

Credit Hours 15

Estimated Completion Time 1 Year

Overview

The program offers experiential and academic opportunities to study health and wellness concepts. This certificate is based on the growing awareness of the mind-body connection and the impact on one’s health. You will learn to assess personal health risk factors, understand theories of behavior change and develop plans to promote well-being. The program also offers experiential and academic opportunities to study health and wellness based on the growing awareness of mind, body and spirit interactions. The certificate does not prepare students for licensure in the professions but instead provides a rich training experience for graduate students and professionals in a variety of health-related service fields.

High Demand. High Opportunity.

Employment of health educators is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Growth will be driven by efforts to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors.

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Fitness trainer
  • Health promotion
  • Employee development
  • Human development 
  • Human resources
  • Physical education

There is a big disconnect between wanting to be well and the daily reality of living with the consequences of overeating, addictions, physical inactivity and having too little down-time. This program explores these issues with yourself and with others.

Program Resources





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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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.

Statement of purpose

In 500 words or less, describe your personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and detail your educational and professional objectives with reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego. This statement will help the review team better understand and evaluate your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae 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. We will send an email request 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.

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