NWI Accredited Academic Programs

The following undergraduate academic programs have obtained Academic Program Accreditation status from the National Wellness Institute. NWI 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 as determined by the Wellness Promotion Competency Model.

Institution & Program City, State Accredited
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Health Promotion/Wellness Program 
Stevens Point, WI 2008
Oakland University
Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention Program
Rochester, MI 2009
University of the Sciences
Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program
Philadelphia, PA 2011
FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences
Health Management in Tourism Program
Bad Gleichenberg, Austria 2011
College of Lake County
Health and Wellness Promotion Associate Degree Program*
Grayslake, IL 2011
Southern Adventist University
Corporate/Community Wellness Management Program
Chattanooga, TN 2012
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Health and Wellness Promotion Program
Asheville, NC 2013
Rowan University
Health Promotion & Fitness Management Program
Glassboro, NJ 2014
American University
Health Promotion Program
Washington, DC 2014

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

The application process and required content areas are detailed on this site for institutions interested in applying for Academic Program Accreditation. Please note: NWI currently only accredits 4-year (Bachelor’s level) academic programs in the United States.

To request more information about applying for academic accreditation, please e-mail apa@nationalwellness.org or call 715.342.2969.

*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.