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Workplace Health Promotion

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The 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health Promotion, offered through the WKU Department of Public Health, enables students to blend health education, program planning, communication, and health and safety in a unique way. The blending provides graduates with a comprehensive skill base for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs in a work environment, as well as effective communication techniques and a basic understand of workplace hazards.

Upon completion of the certificate you will be able to:

  • Design theory-based workplace health promotion programs
  • Manage a workplace health promotion program, including personnel supervision
  • Illustrate a "healthy culture" and supportive environment within the workplace
  • Demonstrate marketing strategies for health promotion programs within the workplace
  • Utilize effective communication techniques with employees and employers, including conflict resolution
  • Design and adhere to best practices promoting health and safety, including approaches to hazard detection

The Online Advantage

  • All courses are taught online, providing you with unparalleled flexibility
  • On-demand courses available, allowing you to start any day of the year
    and complete coursework on your schedule
  • Credentialed faculty with broad research interests
  • No out-of-state tuition ever charged
  • Staff dedicated to support of online students

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the graduate certificate in Advanced Workplace Health Promotion are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Adequate preparation in the field of study.

Application & Fee

Students seeking this certificate must apply online.There is an application fee.

Transcript Record

Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the Graduate School.

Required Courses

  • PH 587: Health Behavior
  • PH 576: Education & Communication Techniques in Public Health Education
  • PH 575: Program Planning in Public Health Practice
  • EOHS 503: Health Assessment in Workplace
  • EOHS 550: Principles of Occupational Safety and Health
  • EOHS 502: Health Promotion in the Workplace

Department of Public Health

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cecilia Watkins
Phone:  (270) 745-4796
Email: cecilia.watkins@wku.edu

WKU Online

Student Support Specialist: Carol Taylor 
Phone:  (270) 745-5173
Email: learn.online@wku.edu

The Graduate School

Email: graduate.school@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-2446
Website: wku.edu/graduate


For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

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 Last Modified 8/23/19