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Your Future in the Wellness Industry

Understand the history of wellness and how consumers have evolved so you can better plan for your future career.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Build your knowledge of the wellness industry

Dive into the history of wellness, find out how it has become a multi-trillion dollar business, and why now is the best time to explore career opportunities within it.

Learn how the wellness industry and its consumers have evolved over time.

On this course, you’ll look at wellness through the ages, from ancient eastern practices right through to new-age, technology-driven products and services. You’ll also investigate how the wellness consumer, their expectations, motivations, and desires, has evolved over time.

Explore the major sectors within wellness to see where your skills and passions lie.

The wellness industry is extremely broad with many sub-categories within it. You’ll examine the major sectors of wellness, delving into the leading brands in categories like fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, natural beauty, workplace wellness and more.

Discover the different scenarios for your career opportunities in wellness.

Once you’ve built your understanding of the different areas in wellness, you’ll begin to see the variety of career opportunities that can unfold for you.

You’ll then explore the three main career paths you can take into wellness: finding an existing job in the industry, becoming an expert, or starting your own business. After completing this course, you should have a concrete action plan for how to pursue your career in wellness.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is wellness and what is driving the growth of the $4.5 trillion global wellness industry
  • How the wellness industry has evolved
  • The role consumers play in the evolving landscape – across the various sectors and subcategories within wellness
  • An introduction to your future career opportunities in wellness and the exciting different scenarios – from starting a business, to becoming an expert or finding a job.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the evolution of the global wellness industry
  • Describe the major sectors of the wellness industry
  • Explore the sub categories within the wellness industry
  • Discover the 3 main career paths you could take in wellness

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to turn an interest in wellness into a thriving career. You don’t need any experience in the industry as this course covers the basics of getting started.

Who developed the course?


Welltodo is a leading global resource dedicated to helping people build incredible businesses and careers in the wellness industry.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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