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Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness Certificate Program approved for advanced level credit

January 24, 2014 | Mary Scheller
Mary Scheller
Administrative Assistant Gerontology 812-228-5123

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) has approved the University of Southern Indiana’s continuing education class, “Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness Certificate Program,” for a total of 20 contact hours for advanced level credit. The course is part of the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Online Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals, under the direction of Karen Jones, RNC, MSN.

“This represents a significant increase from the previous 12 contact hours,” said Jones. “We were awarded the increase in contact hours based on the content and strength of our program. This will enhance our ability to recruit professionals seeking accredited continuing education.”

The Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness 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 involved in health promotion and worksite wellness. The 10-week, 60-hour program prepares the participant to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate a worksite wellness program.

“Employers play an important role in the overall health and well-being of their workforce,” said Jones. “Our worksite health promotion course offers all the tools necessary for employers to design a program that utilizes a wide range of wellness initiatives encouraging and reinforcing healthy habits.”

The next offering of the Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness Certificate Program will be September 15, with a registration deadline of August 29.

For information about this course and other online certificate programs offered through the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email Sharri Herriott at usi1nhpcert@usi.edu. A complete listing of courses and schedules is at http://health.usi.edu/certificate/default.asp.

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