MC171 - Master of Wellness

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Plan: MC171DE - Master of Wellness
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Wellness
Award abbreviation: MWell
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 year Full Time, 3 years Part Time
Location: Distance Education, Bundoora West Campus (delivered online)
Owning school: Health Sciences (150H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 061900
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Wellness is designed to produce graduates who:

  1. Can address the need to integrate wellness principles and strategies into life, education and work settings, thereby contributing to enhanced productivity, the prevention of chronic lifestyle disease, enjoyment of life, and personal fulfillment.
  2. Will have the knowledge and skills essential to gain employment (including self-employment) in the growing international field of wellness, offering wellness teaching, coaching, advice and support in a range of settings.
  3. Will become wellness industry leaders with a multidisciplinary understanding of the sector and the ability to make a contribution to this exciting new field of health care.
  4. Will be critical consumers of research with the ability to apply evidence-based practice in wellness and related disciplines, and to contribute to the research base for the emerging discipline of wellness.
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Articulation and pathways

Applicants may submit courses or qualifications to RMIT for recognition of prior learning.

At the entrance level, the M. Wellness program articulates with any bachelor degree from a university, or from a private college with a government-accredited bachelor degree program.

The Graduate Certificate in Wellness and the Graduate Diploma in Wellness are nested within the Master of Wellness. If you are enrolled in the Master of Wellness you may exit at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma points if you have successfully completed the requirements for those awards.

Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate (University of California at Irvine) 

RMIT has an articulation agreement with the University of California at Irvine whereby credit will be granted for satisfactory completion of their Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate as equivalent to an elective in the Master of Wellness. See:

Enrolment is via UCal Irvine and you must complete the Certificate then apply for credit with the Wellness program.

MBA Courses

Completion of Master of Business Administration (Executive) [MBA(E)] courses as electives in the M. Wellness program could be used to gain credit towards subsequent MBA(E) studies at RMIT (if undertaken within five years of graduation).

Doctoral studies

Candidates who successfully complete the Master of Wellness may be eligible to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy program with RMIT School of Health Sciences/Wellness Group, or in another University, depending on your research capabilities and area of expertise.

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Entrance requirements

In order to qualify for entry you will have successfully completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a university, or from a private college with a government-accredited bachelor degree program. It is not required to have an undergraduate degree in a health discipline as Wellness is relevant to every sector. While a background in a health discipline may be helpful with some courses, this is not necessary. Current wellness students have varied educational backgrounds including business, media, teaching and health care (conventional and complementary).

Graduates with an Advanced Diploma and evidence of a minimum of three years of substantial relevant experience will be considered for acceptance into the Graduate Certificate of Wellness Program. Once this is successfully completed students can then enrol in the Graduate Diploma and Masters of Wellness.

Students with advanced qualifications or experience may be considered for recognition of prior learning (see RMIT Policy on Recognition for Prior Learning and Credit Transfer).

Students without adequate computer and English language literacy skills may find it difficult to meet the demands of the program. You will need to navigate Blackboard and other software applications (instructions will be provided). English literacy skills should be sufficient to be able to comprehend large amounts of written instructions and prepare assessments suitable for publication in English language media. As a guideline a minimum of one of the following would be recommended to students for whom English is not their native language:
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
Pearson Test of English (Academic) : 58 (no band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs Advanced Plus certificate

Note: this program is not available to international onshore students as online programs do not meet ESOS regulatory requirements.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Master of Wellness is not subject to any external accreditation.

Stakeholders involved in the development of the Master of Wellness come from a range of relevant industries including the National Wellness Institute of Australia , the Health and Productivity Institute of Australia , the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia , the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association , the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners , the Australian Spa Association , and the International Therapy Examination Council  as well as international and local hospitality, tourism and spa business groups. The current Program Advisory Committee for the Wellness program includes members from a range of relevant industries and organisations who keep the program engaged with the vibrant new field of wellness.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As an online student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services and facilities provided by the Library. Materials such as books, journals, DVDs and e-books can be posted to you or provided electronically.

Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can assist you to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.


The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

RMIT librarians have developed a specialist Wellness and Complementary Therapies Subject Guide to provide you with starting points for finding information on wellness and complementary/alternative health care, at

If you visit the campus, computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.


You can find more information on Library resources and services at: and;ID=uwb9couvbdx9.

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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