A Workplace Health Promotion Certificate (WHPC) prepares working professionals to create health and wellness cultures that empower individuals and communities to choose and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors. Health education and promotion students study behaviors and plan, implement and evaluate strategies to sustain healthy behaviors. Focus areas include awareness, motivation, environment/culture, policy, and skills. The WHPC offers another way to advance your health care goals at Cleveland University-Kansas City.
Benefits of our WHPC program:
Who is a WHPC student?
Those who pursue the WHPC are generally passionate about health and wellness. They are often enthusiastic communicators, comfortable extroverts, creative planners, risk takers, self-starters and strategic entrepreneurs who continue to pursue knowledge in the health and well-being industry. If that sounds appealing, the WHPC may be the right program for you.
Program directors and educators may work in an office or from home and spend a large part of their time in the community sponsoring events, giving presentations, and collecting data. Those with this certification are employed in a wide range of professional environments.
Health and well-being managers develop networks built on trust. Coaches establish integrity when they maintain confidentiality in one-on-one coaching sessions. Program directors demonstrate trust and excellence when they listen to feedback, analyze data, design evidence-based programs, implement programs and policies and evaluate program effectiveness. Program executives demonstrate integrity when they launch a vision, calculate risks, write policies, manage budgets, and support personnel.
The future of health and wellness in the workplace
Applicants are required to meet the application requirements for the MS in Health Education and Promotion degree program. Complete a CUKC application, have a BS degree from an accredited institution, 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, and must write a professional philosophy statement.
It may be ideal for those who are healthcare professionals, or for those with a degree in human resources, marketing, nutrition, exercise science, health education or business.
Classes included in the curriculum are:
• Advances in Health Promotion
• Health Promotion Techniques
• Planning and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs
• Implementation of Health Promotion Programs