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What is WLM?

What is Wellness and Lifestyle Management?

 This six dimensions of wellness: occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional

Wellness is a process of supporting, training and encouraging others in the pursuit of well-being in all dimensions of a person's life, including Social, Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual. Personal health behavior is significant, as individuals are encouraged to adopt and maintain positive lifestyles through a variety of awareness, educational and motivational strategies. The program incorporates the Dimensions of Wellness philosophy as endorsed by the National Wellness Institute. 

Students are prepared to facilitate wellness programs that address the overall well-being of individuals and groups. This program also emphasizes the management of health promotion and wellness interventions, preparing students with the administrative and business skills they need to successfully implement wellness programs.

The Rowan undergraduate Health Promotion and Wellness Management (HPWM) program is nationally-accredited by the National Wellness Institute. It was one of the first programs awarded the Distinguished Undergraduate Program Award by the National Wellness Institute.

At this time, there is not an opportunity for graduate programs in wellness to become nationally-accredited. Should the opportunity become available, the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program would seek accreditation.