Academic Program Proposal

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Maryland University of Integrative Health
Proposal
Post Baccalaureate CertificateWorkplace Wellness1/6/2018
Workplace Wellness Program Description
The proposed PBC in Workplace Wellness offers graduate-level training and knowledge concerning corporate health, and development and implementation of health and wellness programming in the employer setting. As a stand-alone certificate, the three-trimester program can provide a complementary add-on to other MUIH degrees; it may also be used for beginning preparation for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam; and it offers an opportunity to achieve advanced standing for the M.S. in Health Promotion. <br> <br>The curriculum is designed to support human resource and employee assistance specialists, personnel directors, employee health nurses, occupational health workers, safety department personnel, health care insurance professionals, upper-level management, health educators, life coaches, fitness instructors, and other healthcare professionals with a strong interest in health and wellness. The certificate will prepare them with the skills to institute research-based workplace wellness practices in a multitude of settings including corporations, schools, health facilities, physicians’ offices, private practice, and county, state and federal workplaces.&nbsp; Focusing specifically on the workplace setting for health promotion activities and building student competencies around program needs assessment, development, and evaluation will increase their marketability among organizations that desire to implement such programs to improve health and reduce costs. <br>