Undergraduate Certificate in Worksite Health Promotion
About the Program
This program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities of students and professionals in the field of health promotion and prevention at the worksite. This certificate is ideal for wellness managers, human resource managers, occupational health and safety nurses, personnel directors, union personnel, upper-level management, safety department personnel, providers of health care services insurance, other industry professionals, and employees serving in health and wellness roles.
Minimum requirements for acceptance into the Worksite Health Promotion Certificate program are:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Application and Fee: Students seeking a certificate program must submit an online application with Undergraduate Admissions. The completed form must be submitted along with a one-time application fee of $40.00 (non-refundable).
- Transcript Record: Graduates/Transfers of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript from that institution.
Already a student on WKU's Campus?
If you are already a student at WKU, you can apply to this program as well! You will simply need to file an Application for Undergraduate Certificate to add this program on to the degree you are already seeking. The Application for Undergraduate Certificate can be found at the Office of the Registrar or in the Department of Public Health. Please contact the program advisor, Dr. Cecilia Watkins, at email@example.com for more information about adding this certificate program.
- Utilize effective communication techniques with employees and employers including the benefits and consequences of various lifestyle behaviors.
- Design a worksite health promotion program which will encompass all aspects of health program planning including: Needs assessment, Program planning design, Effective implementation of programs, Evaluation of program for quality and effectiveness
- Provide worksite opportunities for focused training in disease prevention and health promotion for a healthy and productive working population
- Demonstrate to management the importance of a supportive environment for successful worksite wellness.
A student is permitted to transfer a maximum of six semester hours from another institution
toward a certificate program at WKU.
All courses available online.
PE 100 (3 hrs)
ENV 120 (3 hrs)
CFS 111 (3 hrs)
PH 100 (3 hrs)
PH 261 (3 hrs)
PH 402 (3 hrs)
Total: 18 credit hours required
PE 100 - Life Fitness/Wellness
A study of the basic knowledge, understandings, and values of physical activity. Laboratory experiences are required.
ENV 120 - Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
An introduction to the principles of occupational safety and health. A survey course covering the basic principles and techniques of accident investigation and prevention.
CFS 111 - Human Nutrition
Study of nutrients essential to human life and well-being. Nutrients are studied relative to their function in metabolism, sources in food, and relationship to health.
PH 100 - Personal Health
Examines behaviors and environmental conditions that enhance or hinder an individual's health status. In addition to exploring social and environmental factors, students are encouraged to think critically about behavioral choices that impact one's health. Students assess their individual behavior in the light of current scientific knowledge concerning mental health; drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; health care; selection of health products; prevention of disease; nutrition; exercise; and stress management.
PH 261 - Foundations of Health Education
An introduction to the discipline of health education, including history, theoretical basis, comparison and contrast of work settings, ethics, professional organizations, and perspectives on the future.
PH 402 - Worksite Health Promotion
This course will provide specific concepts and skills needed in worksite health promotion using comprehensive health promotion and education techniques. This course will also discuss policy issues, program planning, and special population interactions that are unique to the worksite setting.
WKU offers this program at the Distance Learning Undergraduate Rate, $397.00 per credit hour for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Distance Learning rate is not subject to Kentucky residency. It remains consistent for all US domestic students.
Most students seek some form of Financial Aid, primarily student loans, to cover the cost of their advanced degree program. For more information on Financial Aid available to WKU Undergraduate Students, visit www.wku.edu/financialaid/
WKU Student Support Specialist
Dr. Cecilia Watkins
Department of Public Health
Academic Complex 129F