M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management

The M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management (WLM) is a program for professionals from a variety of disciplines who want to work with clients or students to create and maintain lifestyle changes. The program is designed to prepare graduates to develop and implement wellness and lifestyle change programs in community, hospital, corporate, and school settings.


The M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program consists of 10 courses and a total of 30 graduate semester hours (s.h.). This is a part-time accelerated program with degree completion possible in 5 consecutive semesters.


The following courses make up the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program. 

Required Courses: 30 semester hours (s.h.)

*Choose either HLTH 37550 or WLM 00620

Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is preferred.
  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution before beginning the Obesity & Diabetes Prevention Management (HLTH 37580) course:

    • INAR 06200 Basic Nutrition
    • BIOL 10211 Anatomy & Physiology I or BIOL 10212 Anatomy & Physiology II

    During the admissions process the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies and include information to that effect in the student’s admission letter (if applicable).

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2018 – Module 4 02/27/2018 02/01/2018
Summer 2018 – Module 5 05/01/2018 04/01/2018
Summer 2018 – Module 6 06/26/2018 06/01/2018
Fall 2018 – Module 1 08/28/2018 07/01/2018
Fall 2018 – Module 2 10/23/2018 09/15/2018
Spring 2019 – Module 3 01/15/2019 11/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$745 No fees $745