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Health and Wellness Online

Advanced Certificate (post-baccalaureate)

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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(s) Main Campus and Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $471

Credit Hours 15

Estimated Completion Time 1 Year


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.


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

Information Sessions

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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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in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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Admission Requirements

Official transcript
Submit official transcripts confirming your bachelor’s or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate. U.S. transcripts must be sent directly from the granting institution (electronic or mail). All international transcripts require verification via a World Education Services (WES) credit evaluation. If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your official transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application upon submitting your 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.


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.

Application fee

Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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