University of Southern Indiana

Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness Certificate Program

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We are now a Multiple Event Provider (MEP) of Continuing Education for Health Education Credentialing.  Learn more

Description of Program
This interactive Internet certificate program is a six-week, 60-hour continuing education program designed for individuals involved in health promotion and wellness programs. This program prepares the participant to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate a work-site wellness program. Completion of course materials will be applicable to the participant's worksite.

Course content is delivered through the Internet, on-line conferencing, e-mail, and textbook readings. Participants can complete this program in the convenience of their home or office.

Who Should Enroll in this Program
The certificate program provides valuable information for human resource professionals, personnel directors, union personnel, employee health nurses, upper-level management, safety department personnel, providers of health care services insurance industry professionals, and others interested in health promotion and worksite wellness.

Program Curriculum
Instruction will include the following content:

  • Principles of health risk management
  • Individual and organizational assessment
  • Health promotion program design
  • Health promotion program components and activities
  • Motivating behavior change
  • Evaluating health promotion programs

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to plan, design, and evaluate health promotion activities into their organization.  At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe basic principles related to health risk management

  2. Discuss the organizational and individual assessment process

  3. Formulate a quality health promotion program

  4. Discuss strategies for program implementation

  5. Formulate program evaluation strategies

Expiration Date

This six-week activity expires annually in December, or as guidelines and recommendations are released.

Course Schedule

Offering dates for 2016: January 18 & September 12

Offering dates for 2017:  January 16 & September 11

For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or e-mail Sharri Herriott at

Instruction Methods
A combination of delivery methods is used to facilitate learner and faculty communication.

The internet provides online instructor-prepared materials and course assignments using Blackboard (Bb) technology. Internet resources are used as an integral part of the instruction in the course.

Electronic Mail
Electronic mail allows learners to freely interact on an individual or group level with other learners and faculty.

Equipment required
Participants will need a computer with Internet access and an e-mail account.

The cost of the textbook is not included in the registration fee.  Upon registering, you will be sent a letter via emailing detailing information on the book.

Beth Thompson M.P.A.

Expert Panel

Katie Ehlman, Ph.D., CHES, HPFA

Swateja Nimkar, Ed. D., MPH, BPharm, CHES

Delivery of Program Content

The program has six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, and case studies. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty with experience in health risk management programs.

Why Enroll in an Interactive Internet Program?
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week during the eight-week period. Participants will learn from experts in the area of health promotion and have the opportunity to network with other course participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with course faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.

Continuing Education Credits
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of study guide questions and submission of a course evaluation.

Nurses will receive 60 contact hours.


ANCC Accredited Distincion Logo V6 ProviderThe University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited with distinction through November 30, 2018 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is an enduring program which is reviewed annually in December.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13378.

7-28-15-CHES-logoThe University of Southern Indiana is designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) to receive up to 40 CECH hours in health education. (NCHEC Provider Number is MEP106188)


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