Since their introduction in the 1970s, the key promise of employee wellness programs has been that they help employers blunt the rising cost of health care, but do they really help organizations manage health expenses and provide the ROI that chief executives demand?
Kate Noelke sells Hondas at a La Crosse auto dealership. But she's hoping that a new online degree program from the University of Wisconsin Extension will give her the tools she needs to make a career selling the idea of healthy lifestyles.
Work site wellness programs have continued to grow in numbers and sophistication since their formal introduction in the 1970s. The rising cost of healthcare, sweeping national healthcare legislation and concerns about productivity have spurred demand for such programs.
The UW Board of Regents on Friday gave the go-ahead to plan for two new collaborative online degrees, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is joining University of Wisconsin-Extension and three other UW campuses in offering a new online degree program in Health and Wellness Management.
Students across Wisconsin can now earn a bachelor of science degree in health and wellness management from the comfort of their own home. The new online bachelor’s degree completion program was developed by UW-Extension in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point’s School of Health Promotion and Human Development (HPHD), UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls and UW-Superior.
Especially in the United States, stress in people's lives often leads to health problems down the road. According to the American Psychological Association, 70 percent of Americans say that work is the leading factor of stress in their day-to-day lives.