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NWI Accredited Academic Programs
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Accredited Academic ProgramThe following undergraduate academic programs have obtained Academic Program Accreditation status from the National Wellness Institute Council on Wellness Accreditation and Education (CWAE). CWAE recognizes undergraduate degree programs that prepare individuals to enter professions in wellness and health promotion. Accreditation status is granted to programs that meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Stevens Point, WI) Health Promotion Program
  • Oakland University (Rochester, MI) Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention Program
  • University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program
  • FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Bad Gleichenberg, Austria) Health Management in Tourism Program
  • College of Lake County (Grays Lake, IL) Health and Wellness Promotion Associate Degree Program*
  • Southern Adventist University (Chattanooga, TN) Corporate/Community Wellness Management Program
  • University of North Carolina-Asheville (Asheville, NC) Health and Wellness Promotion Program

Students graduating from an NWI Accredited Academic Program are eligible to receive Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) designation, a recognized credential in the field.* Applications for CWP must be received within 24 months of graduation from the accredited program.

*Graduates of associate degree programs must earn a bachelor's degree (in any field) before being approved for CWP designation. Certificate programs are not eligible for accreditation.


The application process and required content areas are detailed on this site for institutions interested in applying for Academic Program Accreditation.To request more information about applying for academic accreditation, please e-mail apa@nationalwellness.org or call 715.342.2969.