Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion Program Geared Towards Mature
“Returning to school in the Workplace Wellness Health Promotion program, after 25 years
experience as a nurse, was the perfect choice for me,” says 2009 Centennial College graduate Amy
Langer. “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.” Amy’s testimonial shows how
Centennial College’s offering benefits mature students who already have a post-secondary
credentials or experience in the health field. Let’s take a look at specific benefits of the Wellness
and Health Promotion program at this school.
First and foremost, the undertaking only takes two semesters to complete and students are fully
prepared to enter the field thanks to a range of skills that include: assessing the wellness needs of
individuals, groups, organizations and communities; designing, implementing, evaluating and
managing effective individual and agency intervention strategies and wellness programs to achieve
goals mutually determined through consultation; analyzing the trends and issues in the political,
social and economic environment and effectively delivering contemporary health and wellness
programs that address these factors; providing appropriate referral information to assist
individuals, groups and organizations; applying research design and methods to workplace
wellness and health promotion projects; and more.
Secondly, students learn in an environment that takes into account their mature status. As such,
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. This Workplace Wellness and Health
Promotion program curriculum is taught to students by experienced professionals who are well
versed in psychosocial and physical health issues, and also emphasize management, nutrition and
health promotion theory, a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, mental health management,
environmental health and more.
Thirdly, offered are real-world components that will allow students to experience what they may
encounter in the field. Among these practical applications are: designing promotional materials for
mini-fairs and health awareness events and partaking in a two-day-per-week in a work placement
at locations such as Health Systems Group, Ministry of Education, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The
Cooperators, Toronto District School Board, York University, Variety Village, Ontario March of
Dimes and more. To partake in the work placement component, students must have an annual
clear police check with vulnerable sector screening; successful completion and annual renewal of a
recognized course in CPR (Health Care Provider level) and successful completion of a recognized
course in Standard First Aid.
Once students of the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program graduate, they may
continue on at their placements or find jobs in corporate employee wellness, community health
promotion and not-for-profit organizations. They may also enter wellness entrepreneur positions
like wellness coordinator, health promotion consultant or program manager.
Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program applicants must have completed a college
advanced diploma (three-year), or university degree in any discipline as well as be able to
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