Classes for practitioners and the broader community focused on attaining and enhancing physical, emotional, and lifestyle health

The term wellness was coined in the ’50s and started to gain traction in our popular lexicon during the ’70s. Now you’ll find references to wellness in almost every aspect of health care—there’s even a National Wellness Institute, based right here in Wisconsin. Branches of study include social, occupational, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and global wellness. Continuing Studies Wellness classes cover a broad range of topics to help you enhance your personal and professional health and development.

At a glance

What: High-quality classes, certificates, and conferences for health care and human services professionals and anyone interested in finding/creating more balance in their lives

Who: Taught by leading researchers, UW-Madison faculty, and guest lecturers specializing in wellness and all that it encompasses

Certification: Programs meet multiple professional requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact Barbara Nehls-Lowe, bnehlslowe@dcs.wisc.edu, 608‑890-4653

Renowned UW-Madison professor Dr Robert Enright talks about his book The Forgiving Life. Dr. Enright teaches the Continuing Studies Wellness class Forgiveness: A Pathway to Emotional Healing. An online audio version of Dr. Enright's class is available. Click for details»

Upcoming programs
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Th, Sept 4, 9am-4pm  •  $150 | $100 student fee
SaSu, Sept 13-14, 10am-4pm  •  $200
Sept 2014- May 2015  •  $8,500/$7,990 until July 24
F, Sept 19, 7-9pm Sa, Sept 20, 9am-4pm  •  Individual: $150 | Couple: $225
Th-Su, Oct 9-12, 9am-4pm Sa, Nov 8, 9am-4pm  •  $1,800 on or after Sept 2 | $1,500 before Sept 2
W, Oct 22, 9am-4pm  •  $150
T, Oct 28, 9am-4pm  •  $150
W, Oct 29, 9am-4pm  •  $150
Th, Nov 13, 9am-4pm  •  $150 | $100 student fee
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $75
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