Program Description


The Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) program teaches students to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. These professional skills are utilized in health enhancement, disease prevention, health education, health and fitness, corporate and worksite wellness, as well as human resource practice and management.


This dynamic program equips students with a different kind of health care education – one that focuses on promoting health and wellness through management, complementary medicines, strategic planning and community engagement, to name a few.

With a Bachelor of Science in WHP, graduates are ready to pursue a variety of wellness-related careers including:

  • public health educator
  • corporate wellness coordinator
  • community health worker
  • health services manager
  • human resources practitioner
  • injury prevention advocate
  • graduate study in public health, psychology, business, and more

About Oakland University

Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, we engage more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland. Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.