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Studying workplace wellness and corporate health promotion in canada


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Studying workplace wellness and corporate health promotion in canada

  1. 1. Studying Workplace Wellness and Corporate Health Promotion in Canada Employers have begun to recognize the benefits that workplace wellness brings to their employees and ultimately their (company’s) bottom line. This means they are looking to establish a health and wellness promotion system within the company premises that has a direct impact on the wellbeing of their employees. This can be translated into an increased demand for wellness and health promotion management experts. Although the career prospects are bright in this field are expected to grow further in the coming years but competition in the job market is fiercer than ever. If you’re looking to build a career in workplace wellness and health promotion, they you must have a specialized, holistic and comprehensive understanding in health and workplace wellness related concepts. You will also require excellent skills in workplace coaching, health promotion strategy designing and implementation and mental health management. Health Promotion and Wellness Education in Canada A workplace health and wellness programs integrates the art and science of employee wellness with business management concepts. It’s a multi-disciplinary program that aims to provide you with an understanding of physical and psycho-social health and wellness concepts, within a corporate and community context. As a student of this program, you will acquire essential knowledge and skills in wellness program planning, program management, nutrition, mental health management, organizational development, wellness coaching and business management. A wellness and health promotion program is a graduate certification program that typically runs for one year. The first semester aims to provide you with theoretical understanding of research methods in health studies, health and wellness concepts, health promotion theory, mental health management, program planning, and coaching and communication skills. In the second semester, the focus is on providing students with hands-on experience through an industry field placement. At this point of time, you learn to draw connection between health promotion and organizational development, and strengthen your understanding by putting your learning into practice. In addition, you gain relevant industry contacts that can be used as references in future. Enrolling in a Health and Wellness Promotion Program You need to be a graduate and proficient in English language, in order to apply for this program. The program accepts students from diverse academic backgrounds. So, all you need to do is send your completed application form to the college, along with a copy of your college diploma or university degree certificate and a proof of English proficiency. You will also require undergoing an annual clear police check with vulnerable sector screening, completing a recognized course in CPR (Health Care Provider Level) and a recognized course in Standard First Aid to become eligible for a field placement.
  2. 2. Choosing the Right College Centennial College’s one-year graduate certification program in workplace wellness and health promotion offers excellent employment prospects to students. Although how and where you get placed totally depends on your knowledge and skills but the college’s partnership with companies gives you an easy access to employment opportunities. It opens doors to a variety of career options in the areas of corporate wellness, community health, and health promotion consultancy, environmental health coaching as well as wellness entrepreneurship.