Program Planning (60 hours)
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic guiding principles, skills and practice strategies for planning successful workplace wellness programs that meet the physical and mental health needs of both the workers and the workplace. Students will examine various theories, models and processes commonly used in workplace health promotion interventions in order to gain an understanding of organizational structures and business decision-making strategies. Students will investigate in detail, the components of a business case of wellness, where special attention is given to creating "a pitch" to secure key stakeholder commitment for wellness programming and resources. Diversity issues in the workplace will be examined along with various strategies to address the unique characteristics across the many sectors of the Canadian workplace population.