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What Type of Job Can I Get With a Master's Degree in Health Promotion?

Posted on Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Prospective students often ask what type of job they can get with a master’s degree in Wellness & Health Promotion.

To answer this question, we first need to understand health promotion. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.”

Health promotion, now more than ever, is vital to the health and wellbeing of our country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and contribute to over three trillion dollars in healthcare costs. It is estimated that up to 80% of chronic conditions can be prevented, treated and/or reversed by lifestyle management. 

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Topics: wellness, health professions

Mari's Mid-Career Change: Finding Passion and Purpose in Worksite Wellness

Posted on Thu, Jan 30, 2020

NMC alumna Mari Ryan is the CEO and Founder of AdvancingWellness, LLC. She is a workplace well-being strategist, speaker and the author of "The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Workplaces Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results," winner of the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award.

From a life of little meaning to one of passion and purpose, Mari Ryan describes the journey to the fulfilling career she gained with her Wellness and Health Promotion Management degree from Nebraska Methodist College (NMC).

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Topics: wellness, community wellness, Worksite Wellness, graduate programs

What You Gain With Medical Fitness Credentials

Posted on Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Bob Boone, MBA, MHA, FACHE, FMFA is the President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association. As an NMC guest blogger, he shares the benefits of pursuing a master's degree in the medical fitness field and gaining credentials available in the fitness industry.

The future of healthcare is prevention based. Exercise, nutrition and health and wellness coaching will all be critical components of both preventive health strategies and a widely accepted treatment to manage many chronic diseases. As the healthcare industry evolves, the field of Medical Fitness has become more important than ever before.

Medical fitness is an individualized health risk management model designed to maximize a person’s health and quality of life.

You can be among the first in the country to earn a degree specific to the emerging field of Medical Fitness and come out of it already credentialed to lead and make a difference in the world.

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Topics: healthcare education, fitness, wellness, graduate programs

Modern Wellness Degrees: Education Targets Body, Mind, Soul

Posted on Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Wellness isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days where all you had to do for a successful wellness plan was get your company’s workforce walking or eating a little healthier. Now, programming focuses on the entirety of an employee’s wellbeing, targeting their mind and spirit in equal measure with a physical component.

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Topics: wellness, Worksite Wellness, graduate programs

6 Ways to Save Your Sanity During Finals

Posted on Tue, Dec 01, 2015

With finals just around the corner, this is the perfect time to examine all those ways that you can help yourself stay in optimum physical and mental shape. Warning: some of these might help you have the best finals week ever!

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Topics: campus life, wellness

Health Promotion Management Director Honored for Her Efforts

Posted on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College prides itself on its Health Promotion Management degree, the latest iteration of a program that dates back decades and is one of the most respected such Master's degrees in the country.

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Topics: faculty spotlight, wellness, health professions

NMC Makes Strides in Workplace Wellness

Posted on Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Checkout this great picture of the NMC Color Run Team! These fabulous NMC folks were featured in the Omaha World Herald for being apart of a wellness friendly workplace. Here is the article below written by Bryan Redemske and published on Feb. 1st, 2015:

If you were to ask the CEOs and leaders of a dozen companies around the Midlands what their most precious resource was, you’d most often get the same answer: our people.


The most advanced machinery or processes in the world don’t have much value unless the people tasked with making it all work are fully engaged and committed to producing superior products or services.

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Topics: campus life, fitness, wellness

NMC Recognized as American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

Posted on Thu, Jan 22, 2015


Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. 

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Topics: campus life, wellness

Nebraska Methodist College Holds Unique Perspective in the Wellness World

Posted on Wed, May 08, 2013

In an effort to control costs and improve public health, the culture of our nation’s healthcare is changing from one of treatment to one of prevention. That same attitude is being adopted across the country by companies that are feeling the bite of health insurance premiums into their profits and organizations that are seeing preventable diseases taking significant tolls on their communities.

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Topics: healthcare education, wellness

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