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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health and Wellness, Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate

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The graduate certificate in Health and Wellness is a fifteen-credit, non-degree certificate that focuses on assessing personal health risk factors, understanding theories of behavior change, and developing wellness plans and strategies to promote personal well-being. The SUNY Oswego Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellness 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 ones health. Courses are offered at Oswego’s main campus or can be taken 100% online. Typical time to completion is one year of part-time study. 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.


The student must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The student’s undergraduate grade point average should be 2.8 or higher. The following materials can be submitted any time throughout the academic year; admission is on a rolling basis. All credentials must be submitted and then reviewed by program staff prior to the completion of nine hours of graduate study in the program. Credentials are viewed in a holistic manner such that strength in one area might offset a weakness in another. The holistic review of each individual’s materials helps avoid the exclusion of qualified students who many not meet all of the admissions credentials. Prospective students should submit the the Graduate Studies Office:

  1. Undergraduate academic record and any completed graduate coursework
  2. Two letters of reference, at least one of which is from an academic source.
  3. Student statement about goals, prior related experience, and future plans
  4. Professional resume


Health and Wellness Certificate (15 cr)

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