B.S. Corporate Community Wellness Managements
The Bachelors of Science Degree in Corporate and Community Wellness Management will enable students to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, industry, and colleges. The prevalence and promotion of Employee Assistance Programs and wellness programs attempt to put into place preventive measures and more healthful habits, with the intention of curtailing the need for increased medical care and, thus, increased medical costs, which are often reflected in health care premiums employers and employees pay. As wellness specialist, graduates will teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. Graduates develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. In addition, corporate and community wellness workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities. Employment of Corporate and Community Wellness workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy habits and behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services. Southern Adventist University’s Corporate and Community Wellness degree program is accredited by the National Wellness Institute. Upon graduation, students with a 2.75 gpa or higher are eligible to apply to be a Certified Wellness Practitioner. There are 3 steps to become a Certified Wellness Practitioner: complete a certified Wellness Practitioner Application Online, Send Transcripts to the National Wellness Institute, and submit an application fee of $240.00. Recognized nationally, the designation symbolizes an individual’s strong academic preparation, professional competency in wellness programming, and commitment to continuing education, scholarship, and professional development. The median annual wage for health educators and community health workers was $43,840 in May 2015.