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Certificate in Worksite Health Promotion

About the Program

The certificate in Worksite Health Promotion (reference number 1707) requires a minimum of 18 semester hours. This program is designed to enhance educational opportunities of students and professionals in the field of health promotion and prevention at the worksite.This certificate is ideal for wellness managers, human resource managers, occupational health and safety nurses, personnel directors, union personnel, upper-level management, safety department personnel, providers of health care services insurance, other industry professionals, and employees serving in health and wellness roles.  All courses in the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of "C".

Minimum requirements for acceptance into the Worksite Health Promotion Certificate program are:

High School Diploma or EquivalentApplication and Fee: Students seeking a certificate program must submit an online application with Undergraduate Admissions.  The completed form must be submitted along with a one-time application fee of $40.00 (non-refundable).Transcript Record: Graduates/Transfers of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript from that institution.

Already a student on WKU's Campus?

If you are already a student at WKU, you can apply to this program as well!  You will simply need to file an Application for Undergraduate Certificate to add this program on to the degree you are already seeking.  The Application for Undergraduate Certificate can be found at the Office of the Registrar or in the Department of Public Health.  Please contact the program advisor, Cecilia Watkins,  at for more information about adding this certificate program.


Core Requirements (18 hours):

Class                     Course Title                                               Credit Hours

 ENV 120          Intro to Occupational Safety & Health            3 hrs

CFS 111            Human Nutrition                                             3 hrs

PH 261              Foundations of Health Education                   3 hrs

PH 381              Community Health                                          3 hrs

PH 402              Worksite Health Promotion                            3 hrs

PE 100              Fundamentals of Physical Activity                 3 hrs

Total: 18 hrs

You can find the Worksite Wellness Certificate here.


Questions & Comments Contact:

Dr. Cecilia Watkins

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

(270) 745-4796

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 Last Modified 9/25/14