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Establishing Equitable Approaches for Inclusive Wellness Practices

Establishing Equitable Approaches
for Inclusive Wellness Practices

Course Description
Gain knowledge and skills to promote inclusive, multidimensional wellness, including strategies for enhancing emotional intelligence and cultural humility to minimize the effects of bias. You will engage in interactive learning to increase competence around social determinants of health, health equity, bias, and privilege to promote intentional multidimensional wellness approaches for individuals, groups, and communities.

This course is one of nine eLearning courses intentionally designed to support competency-building in the five domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. Specifically, this is the first of two courses that support the model's “Inclusive & Responsive Practices" domain. The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification.
Competencies and Learning Objectives
This course supports the following wellness promotion competencies:
    • Practice self-awareness and self-regulation to minimize the effects of personal biases in working with diverse individuals and groups.
    • Practice multicultural competence, recognizing the dynamics of oppression and privilege on an individual's lived experiences.
    • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, and respect for diverse individuals and groups, including but not limited to diversity in sex, age, culture, race, ethnicity, disabilities, body-size, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.
See "Getting Started" below for the full list of learning objectives for this course.
Registration Info
This Course Only: $195
4-week access ("Get Started" below)

Two-course Domain Package: $365

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Improve your competencies in all five domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. Learn more.

Who Should Attend?
This course is intentionally designed for individuals seeking professional development in the "Inclusive & Responsive Practices" domain of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. It is applicable to those working as individual practitioners as well as professionals who promote wellness within organizations and communities.
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
This course is eligible for 3 CECs and pre-approved for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I CC), HRCI, NBC-HWC, SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP. View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.
Course Requirements
This self-paced interactive eLearning course must be completed within four weeks of registering. Within the course, you’ll find knowledge checks or activities to enhance your learning as well as a variety of tools and resources you can apply in your work.

Time to complete the course varies by learner, but we suggest planning for a total of three to five hours to complete all the learning elements, including any application activities and self-reflections. You must complete the full online course and submit the course evaluation to earn your certificate indicating the number of continuing education credits earned.
Content Developer: Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd, DrPH, CWP
Dr. Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd has focused her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in health, wellness and life. Certified as a health coach and life coach, Rikki enjoys coaching people to become their best iteration of themselves. She is currently the Dean of The School of Education, The School of Justice Studies and Human Services programs at Rasmussen University. Rikki is passionate about supporting people to become the best version of themselves on their health and wellness journey. She has worked in various health and human services, beginning as a Medical Assistant. Dr. Rikki Byrd earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Services/Counseling, a Master of Public Health Degree and a Doctor of Public Health focused on improving health communication through cultural humility to improve health equity with vulnerable populations.

This course was developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.