Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion 1213

“Returning to school in the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program, after 25 years experience as a nurse, was the perfect choice for me. It gave me the skills to take my career to the next level, with formal training in how to integrate wellness, health promotion and program planning. I am now armed with the tools to introduce and deliver wellness programming/ teaching into any organization.”

Amy Langer BScN - Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion Graduate ‘09
About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 1213
School: School of Community and Health Studies
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Morningside Campus
Tel: 416-289-5303


Centennial's Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion graduates promote the total well-being of individuals and groups within a corporate and community context. Skilled in program design and management, psycho-social and physical health issues, mental health management, nutrition, program planning and health promotion theory, graduates bring a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to workplace wellness and community health promotion.

This is Canada’s first post-graduate wellness program with a respected national and international reputation that is recognized by leading employers. You will benefit from acquiring essential program management and communication skills needed to become an effective manager of wellness and health promotion programs.

The program focuses on assessing health risk factors, developing health and wellness plans and strategies to promote individual and organizational well-being. You will gain knowledge in providing wellness coaching as well as designing, implementing and evaluating effective health promotion strategies and programs and managing programs in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. As a graduate, you will be able to utilize a variety of presentation techniques and strategies, develop a business case for wellness and market and promote wellness programs.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
WELL-707 Program Planning Morningside Campus
WELL-708 Research Methods in Health Studies Morningside Campus
WELL-721 Health Promotion Theory Morningside Campus
WELL-729 Health & Wellness Concepts Morningside Campus
WELL-730 Coaching & Communication Skills Morningside Campus
WELL-731 Mental Health Management Morningside Campus
WELL-737 Professional Skills Development Morningside Campus
 


Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
WELL-724 Program Planning 2 Morningside Campus
WELL-732 Environmental Health Morningside Campus
WELL-734 Field Placement Morningside Campus
WELL-738 Health Promotion and Organizational Development Morningside Campus
WELL-ELECT Elective (from selection)+ Morningside Campus
 

Career Outlook

  • The specific and generic multi-disciplinary studies and practical experience in the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program will open employment doors to corporate wellness, community health and promotion, no-for-profit sector and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Program content includes: program planning, program management, physical health, mental health management, nutrition, health promotion theory, organizational development, environmental health coaching, research and business skills
  • Graduates are well prepared for careers in corporate wellness, community health and promotion and private practice
  • The placement component provides valuable and relevant work experience and networking opportunities
  • Credit for past educational experience with equivalent content and learning outcomes is given with appropriate documentation
  • Instructors are current and work in the field

This program opens employment doors in corporate employee wellness, community health promotion and not-for-profit organizations.  It also prepares you to work as a wellness entrepreneur in such positions as Wellness Coordinator, Health Promotion Consultant or Program Manager. 

Placement Partners:

  • American Express
  • Bridgepoint Hospital 
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Society
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Centennial College
  • Centric Health
  • Ceridian
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Mississauga
  • Community Care Access Centre
  • Dolce International (BMO Financial)
  • E. I Dupont Centre
  • Evolution Health
  • Hallmark Canada
  • Health Systems Group
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation 
  • Homewood Employee Health 
  • Insideout Life Balance
  • Lewis-Daly and Associates
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Manpower Service of Canada
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Mornieau Shepell
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Niagara Region
  • Ontario Shores Centre For Mental Health
  • Ophea
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Proactive Movement
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • Rogers Communication
  • Rouge Valley Health
  • Ryerson University
  • Scotiabank
  • SMART RISK
  • South Riverdale Community Health
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TELUS
  • The Cooperators
  • The Healthy Shopper/Naturally Savvy
  • The Scarborough Hospital
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Housing Corporation
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Toronto Social Services
  • Tri-Fit Inc.
  • University Health Network
  • VON
  • Waterloo Public Health
  • Wellergize
  • York Region
  • York University

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Assess wellness needs of individuals, groups, organizations and communities
  • Apply best practices to design, implement, evaluate and manage effective individual and agency intervention strategies and wellness programs to achieve goals mutually determined through consultation
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing (i.e. presenting workshops, seminars, speeches and facilitating groups; writing reports and proposals and developing promotional materials)
  • Identify risk factors that influence human behaviour, health and wellness and implement strategies that facilitate personal, organizational culture and community wellness
  • Analyze the trends and issues in the political, social and economic environment and effectively deliver contemporary wellness programs that address these factors
  • Work in team settings and apply leadership and organizational skills to a variety of populations and settings
  • Provide appropriate referral information to assist individuals, groups and organizations
  • Advocate wellness concepts and philosophies in community and employment settings
  • Maintain professional helping and working relationships that adhere to legal and ethical standards
  • Apply principles of health promotion to a variety of diverse individuals, organizations and communities
  • Apply research design and methods to workplace wellness and health promotion projects
  • Examine the strategic approach to human resource management
  • Develop global citizenship and equity knowledge, skills and experience as it relates to sustainability of resources, individual and community identities, critical social analysis and enhanced personal and social responsibility

Eligibility

  • college diploma, or university degree in any discipline

Additional Requirements

After admission but prior to each program Field Placement, students require the following:

  • Annual clear police check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Successful completion and annual renewal of a recognized course in CPR (Health Care Provider level)
  • Successful completion of a recognized course in Standard First Aid
Career Outlook
Program Highlights
  • The specific and generic multi-disciplinary studies and practical experiences in the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program will open employment doors to corporate wellness, community health and promotion, no-for-profit sector and entrepreneurial opportunities 
  • Program content includes: program planning, program management, physical health, mental health management, nutrition, health promotion theory, organizational development, environmental health coaching, research and business skills 
  • Graduates are well prepared for careers in corporate wellness, community health and promotion and private practice
  • The placement component provides valuable and relevant work experience and networking opportunities
  • Credit for past educational experience with equivalent content and learning outcomes is given with appropriate documentation
  • Faculty are current and experienced in the field
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