Worksite Health Promotion (Certificate)

Worksite Health Promotion certificateThe Worksite Health Promotion certificate is designed for those who want to start a career designed to motivate individuals towards a more healthy and wellness-oriented lifestyle.

As employee workout centers and wellness classes become part of many corporate and organizational cultures, qualified health promotion professionals are needed to create, operate and oversee these programs.

The Worksite Health Promotion certificate covers nutrition, exercise training concepts, weight management, stress reduction and other topics that provide a foundation for those who are interested in working in wellness promotion. Coursework will increase your knowledge in the areas of fitness, nutrition and overall health promotion and disease prevention.

Worksite health promotion can have a substantial impact on health care costs, absenteeism, workers compensation costs and productivity. Many employers today regard workplace wellness programs as an effective tool to contain health care costs and, thus, a viable business strategy.

The program can be completed as part of the Physical Education Studies program or as a separate certificate.

The certificate is offered through the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department.

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Program Highlights

  • The only program of its kind in the Capital Region
  • More than 50 percent of certificate courses may be completed online
  • Easy access to professors who are knowledgeable, dedicated and skilled
  • Lead instructor is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Utilization of state-of-the-art exercise science technology
  • A learning environment that is positive and caring

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the certificate will have the knowledge to create and sustain a workplace health promotion program.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

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For more information regarding this program, contact:

Colleen Ferris
Department Chair
Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206
(518) 629-7372
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For more information about admission to this program, contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309