Sustainability & Well-being Certificate

Learn specialized skills and knowledge that empowers you to make a difference in a rewarding career.
Degree Type Certificate
Delivery Online

4 Courses. 12 Credits. 100% Online.

Learn the fundamentals of sustainability and well-being, behavior and development of organizations, and the principles of corporate social responsibility through four courses. The graduate certificate is focused on principles of sustainability related to workplace well-being.

You'll learn the fundamentals of sustainability and well-being, the behavior and development of organizations, and the principles of corporate social responsibility. The certificate is targeted toward professionals working in the areas of human resources, sustainability, corporate wellness, safety and risk management, and facilities and operations management. The online certificate program is comprised of four courses (12 credits total):

  • SMGT 750 |  The Built Environment 
    Explore how the built environment came to be, and how it intersects with human needs such as water, air, food, waste, transportation, healthcare, and education. You will evaluate community design and what a sustainable community looks like, and study related technologies while evaluating alternatives and discussing unintended consequences. This course will include case studies.
  • SMGT 780 | Corporate Social Responsibility 
    Dig into corporate social responsibility as we evaluate risks and potential impacts in decision making, recognizing the links between the success of an organization and the well-being of a community. Explore ways to integrate corporate social responsibility throughout an organization by creating metrics and communicating CSR policies internally and externally, and take a hard look at the development of best practices in an organization pertaining to corporate social responsibility.
  • HWM 700 |  Contemporary Health and Wellness Perspectives 
    Examine health and wellness concepts and probe foundational thinking associated with the contemporary health and wellness field. Expectations and development of the wellness professional will be explored.
  • HWM 770 |  Behavior and Development in Organizations 
    Study organizations, their members, and analyze why people and groups behave as they do. Processes and methods that improve behavior, effectiveness and efficiency in organizational settings will be examined. The course will also cover various methods for assessing organizational behavior and change.

Admission Requirements and Application Materials

Admission requirements of a bachelor’s degree and undergrad GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered for provisional admission similar to the M.S. Sustainable Management program. To apply to the certificate program, please complete the online application form.

Additionally, the following program-specific materials are required at the time of application:

  • Unofficial transcript attached to the application

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This joint offering of the UW Extended Campus Sustainable Management and Health and Wellness Management degree programs offers you the opportunity to apply this certificate toward the M.S. Health Wellness Management and M.S. Sustainable Management master's degrees, should you choose to enroll as a degree-seeking student in either program.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate has no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

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