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Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion (Morningside Campus)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:1213
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Workplace and Wellness Health Promotion program, facilitated by Centennial College's School of Community and Health Studies, is one of the first graduate certificate programs of its kind in Canada. As such, it enjoys a respected national and international reputation and is recognized by leading employers.

The Workplace and Wellness Health Promotion courses will prepare you to promote the total well-being of individuals and groups within corporate and community contexts.

To do so effectively, in this college health program you'll:

  • Benefit from acquiring essential program management and communication skills to become an effective manager of wellness and health promotion programs;
  • Gain knowledge in providing wellness coaching, designing, implementing and evaluating effective health promotion strategies and programs, as well as managing programs in accordance with organizational policies and procedures;
  • Focus on assessing health risk factors and developing health and wellness plans and strategies to promote individual and organizational well-being;
  • Learn to utilize a variety of presentation techniques and strategies, develop a business case for wellness and market, and promote wellness programs.

As a Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion graduate skilled in program design and management, psychosocial and physical health issues, program planning and health promotion theory, you'll bring a holistic and interprofessional approach to the field.

Program Highlights

  • Program content will include program planning and design, health promotion theory, organizational health and wellness, , leadership development and communication, health analytics and digital programs and community health promotion.
  • You'll develop leadership skills through assessing individual and group health and wellness needs.
  • You'll have the opportunity to design and implement workplace wellness projects.
  • Faculty members have current and relevant industry experience.
  • During the final semester, you'll strengthen your skills and explore career opportunities with a field placement and relevant experiential learning. The placement component will provide you with valuable and relevant work experience and networking opportunities.
  • Credit for past educational experience will be considered through the PLAR process as stated on the official course outline.

Once you complete the Workplace and Wellness Health Promotion program, you'll be able to:

  • Assess wellness needs of individuals, groups, organizations and communities;
  • Apply best practices to design, implement, evaluate and manage effective individual and agency intervention strategies and wellness programs to achieve goals mutually determined through consultation;
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing (e.g., presenting workshops, seminars, speeches and facilitating groups, writing reports and proposals, and developing promotional materials);
  • Identify risk factors that influence human behaviour, health and wellness;
  • Implement strategies that facilitate personal, organizational culture and community wellness;
  • Analyze trends and issues in the political, social and economic environment and effectively deliver contemporary wellness programs that address these factors;
  • Work in team settings and apply leadership and organizational skills to a variety of populations and settings;
  • Provide appropriate referral information to assist individuals, groups and organizations;
  • Advocate wellness concepts and philosophies in community and employment settings;
  • Maintain professional helping and working relationships that adhere to legal and ethical standards;
  • Apply principles of health promotion to a variety of diverse individuals, organizations and communities;
  • Apply research design and methods to workplace wellness and health promotion projects;
  • Examine the strategic approach to human resource management;
  • Develop global citizenship and equity knowledge, skills and experience as it relates to sustainability of resources, individual and community identities, critical social analysis, and enhanced personal and social responsibility.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Companies Offering Jobs



Career Outlook

  • Program specialist
  • Wellness coordinator
  • Health promotion consultant/manager
  • Wellness program manager
  • Program manager
  • Client relationship director
  • Health strategies associate
  • Healthy workplace engagement coordinator

Education Pathways

Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution


Davenport University

Master of Business Administration

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

Placement Partners

Potential Field Placements:

AON Hewitt, Bernard Betel Centre, Black Creek Community Health, Excellence Canada, Durham Police, Michael Garron Hospital, Thorpe Benefits, The Salvation Army, Sprout Wellness Solutions, Southlake Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, North York General Hospital, Parachute, People Corporation, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, The Home Depot, Centennial College, City of Mississauga, Community Care Access Centre, Health Systems Group, Homewood Health, Insideout Life Balance, Lewis-Daly and Associates, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Morneau Shepell, Ontario Shores Centre For Mental Health, Ophea, Peel Regional Police, Region of Waterloo Public Health, Rogers Communication, Rouge Valley Health, Ryerson University, South Riverdale Community Health, Sun Life Financial, TELUS, The Scarborough Hospital, Toronto Police Services, Tri-Fit Inc., University Health Network, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, William Osler Health System, YMCA of Greater Toronto, York Region, York University, WorkTango, MediResource, Wello Virtual Healthcare, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, Cowan Insurance, CAMH, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Sinai Health System, Humber River Hospital, Benefits by Design, AGS Rehab Solutions, Ministry of the Solicitor General, Wellness Works, Unison Health & Community Services, Ports Toronto, Medaca Health Group, McMaster University, Canada Life, Ernst & Young, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Public Health Ontario

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or a university degree in any discipline
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)

Additional Requirements

  • Proof of English Proficiency 
    • Please note: Applicants to this program require three or more consecutive full years at a recognized secondary or post-secondary education institution in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication.
  • International Documents require WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $3,856.50 $1,185.24 $5,041.74
International $15,385.50 $1,694.24 $17,079.74

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