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"Whole-person & Systems Approaches" Competency Domain Package (2 courses)

NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Domain Course Package: Whole-person & Systems Approaches

The National Wellness Institute offers nine interactive online Wellness Promotion Competency Model Courses intentionally designed to support knowledge acquisition and skill-building in the five competency domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. The two courses in this package are developed for individuals seeking professional development in the model's second competency domain: "Whole-person & Systems Approaches."
About the Courses
  • Course #1: Whole-person and Systems Approaches to Cultivate Wellness
    Applying an Ecological approach and what we know about the Social Determinants of Health and different systems can help cultivate positive change within individuals, organizations, and communities. During this interactive course, we examine key theoretical and foundational tools and strategies that will support your efforts to impact well-being individually, in human support networks, and systematically.

  • Course #2: Person-centered and Strengths-based Approaches to Support Whole-person Wellness
    Acquire strategies for designing tailored and targeted methods to influence positive holistic change in others by participating in this interactive eLearning course. We explore evidence-based and culturally competent processes to implement person-centered approaches for communication, education, behavior change, and program development.
Competencies and Learning Objectives
The courses support the following wellness promotion competencies:
    • Use an ecological approach (e.g., interactions among the individual, family, organization, community and social systems) to understand the ways dynamic systems impact an individual's experience of wellness.
    • Assess individual and/or group characteristics, interests, and needs using a multi-dimensional and ecological approach.
    • Identify health and wellness resources and materials that allow for an individual's self-discovery, self-knowledge, and self-direction.
    • Apply relevant theories and models to explain the integrated role of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, and spiritual aspects in the human pursuit and experience of wellness throughout the lifespan.
    • Adopt person-centered communication practices that consider the whole person, recognizing the influence factors such as socio-demographic variables and worldview have on the communication process.
    • Provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant evidence-based information to educate individuals and the public about wellness.
    • Use appropriate techniques (e.g., strengths-based, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral) to encourage individuals to be active participants in their personal wellness journeys.
    • Use participatory, humanistic, and strengths-based processes to design opportunities that will lead toward achieving established objectives and outcomes.
Click on the course names at the bottom of the page to view their learning objectives.
Registration Info
Two-course Domain Package
6-week access: $365 ($25 savings)
+ + + + +

Single Course

4-week access: $195 each
Register for Course 1
Register for Course 2

Nine-course Bundle
24-week access: $1,455 ($300 savings!)
Learn more.
Who Should Attend?
These courses are applicable to individual practitioners as well as anyone who promotes wellness within organizations or communities.

Discounts are available for educational institutions, associations, and organizations wishing to train a team or integrate courses into their curriculum. Contact our Professional Development team for details and rates.
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
Each 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. You must complete the full lesson and submit the Course Evaluation + CEC Request form for each course before your course access ends to earn your continuing education credit certificate.
Completing the Courses
For the best learning experience, we recommend completing the courses in the order listed. Within these self-paced interactive eLearning courses, 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 for each course to complete all the learning elements, including any application activities and self-reflections.
About the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model
The NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model encompasses a total of 27 competencies and is a ground-breaking resource to aid in curriculum development, recruitment and hiring, continuing professional development, and certification in the wellness field.

NWI intentionally designed nine eLearning courses to support competency-building in the five domains of this competency model: (1) Authenticity and Self-awareness; (2) Whole-person and Systems Approaches; (3) Inclusive and Responsive Practices; (4) Communication and Connection; and (5) Legal and Ethical Principles.

The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification.
These courses were developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.