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Worksite Wellness Specialist Certificate (Oct. 7, 2024 - Nov. 17, 2024)

Worksite Wellness Specialist Certificate Course
Six-week Online Access Starts October 7

Course Description
Earn your Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS). Be a leader in your profession and drive sustainable improvements in the health and wellness of employees and organizations with the latest research and best practices. This online course is purposefully designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and tools necessary to create and sustain an inclusive culture of high-level wellness via a comprehensive wellness strategy.

The course includes eight self-paced interactive learning modules, a discussion board to engage with your facilitator and other learners in your six-week cohort, helpful downloadable resources and templates, a PDF copy of the “Wellness Champion Workbook,” and more.
Learning Objectives
Following this course, you'll be able to:
    • Describe the business rationale for a comprehensive worksite wellness strategy.
    • Explain how the National Wellness Institute’s Six Dimensions of Wellness model, Multicultural Wellness Wheel, and Wellness Promotion Competency Model support a comprehensive wellness strategy.
    • Identify key drivers of a successful multidimensional and inclusive wellness initiative.
    • Recognize the importance of fostering a culture of wellness for all.
    • Utilize inclusive and responsive practices at all stages of design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive worksite wellness initiative.
    • Apply foundational principles and best practices to deliver realistic, wholistic, and evidence-based worksite wellness programming.
    • Use appropriate and inclusive communication methods and technologies to support, manage, and promote high-level wellness for all.
    • Collect and use appropriate data to support a multidimensional and inclusive worksite wellness initiative.
Download this PDF to review the learning objectives for each module.
Registration Info
Six-week Online Access Starts Oct. 7
Access closes Nov. 17.

Member: $855
Guest: $995

Teams of 3+ save $50/person.
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Who Should Attend?
This course is recognized as the premier training program for worksite wellness, human resources, benefits, and interdisciplinary professionals who are responsible for the management and maintenance of a well workforce. Coaches, consultants, vendors, and others who support these efforts within organizations will also benefit from the information and resources provided.
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
This course is eligible for 12 CECs and pre-approved for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I CC), NBC-HWC, HRCI, SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP. View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.
Course Requirements + Suggested Schedule
You have six weeks to complete the eight self-paced online modules, build your Worksite Wellness Specialist Portfolio, and pass your Certificate exam to earn your Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Specialist. You also have the opportunity to engage in an online discussion board with the facilitator and other learners in your cohort.

The course includes the following interactive online modules, which are all approximately 1 hour in length:
    • Module 1: Introduction to High-level Wellness at Work
    • Module 2: The Case for Worksite Wellness
    • Module 3: Foundations of Behavior Change and Motivation
    • Module 4: Creating a Culture of Wellness for All
    • Module 5: Programming and Engagement for High-level Wellness
    • Module 6: Communicating WELL
    • Module 7: Evaluating Worksite Wellness
    • Module 8: Next-level Wellness at Work.
Download this suggested schedule for a recommended timeline to ensure you receive the most value from the course and complete the full program within six weeks.

Registrants are also invited to participate in an optional course orientation meeting via Zoom to meet their facilitator, connect with one another, and build community. This peer-to-peer networking session and orientation typically takes place in week 1.
Special Thanks
The National Wellness Institute thanks the following individuals for their contributions to the development of this course: William B. Baun, FAWHP; George Pfeiffer, MSE, FAWHP; Susan Morgan Bailey, MS, CIC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; Sallie Scovill, PhD, CWP; Chuck Gillespie, MBA, CWP; Trina Laube, CWP; and Betsy Barrett, PhD, CWP.