Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Please Note: For the Fall 2020, it is our intention to run one section of the WWHP program in-person (with some supplemental online content) and one section fully at-a-distance. Both sections will require that you attend classes (in person or virtually) at a given day/time. Distance classes will be recorded and posted wherever appropriate. In the event that we are unable to run classes in-person due to the COVID situation, both sections will run at a distance for the Fall 2020 semester).
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, mental health management, program planning and health promotion theory, you'll bring a holistic and interprofessional approach to the field.
- Program content will include program planning and management, mental health management, health promotion theory, organizational development, environmental health, coaching, business foundations and community health.
- 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.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
Bachelor of Business Administration
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Potential Field Placements:
AON Hewitt, Bridgepoint Hospital, Bernard Betel Centre, Black Creek Community Health, Excellence Canada, Flemingdon Health Centre, Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors, Durham Police, Toronto East General Hospital, Thorpe Benefits, The Salvation Army, Sprout Wellness Solutions, Southlake Hospital,The Hospital for Sick Children, North York General Hospital, Parachute, People Corporation, Scarborough Ctre for Healthy Communities, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Tire Corporation, Centennial College, Centric Health, Ceridian, City of Mississauga, Community Care Access Centre, Dolce International (BMO Financial), E. I Dupont Centre, Health Systems Group, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Homewood Employee Health, Insideout Life Balance, Lewis-Daly and Associates, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour, Manpower Service of Canada, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Morneau Shepell, Mt. Sinai, Hospital, 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, St. Michael's Hospital, Sun Life Financial, TELUS, The Cooperators, The Healthy Shopper/Naturally Savvy, The Scarborough Hospital, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Housing Corporation, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Social Services, Tri-Fit Inc., University Health Network, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, Vaughan Community Health, William Osler Health System, YMCA of Greater Toronto, York Region, York University
- Program specialist
- Wellness coordinator
- Health promotion consultant/manager
- Wellness program manager
- Program manager
- Client relationship director
- Health strategies associate
- Healthy workplace engagement coordinator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- College diploma, or a university degree in any discipline
- International Documents require WES or ICAS evaluation.
- English Grade 12 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)
- Please note: this program requires 3 years of study in English.
- Proof of English Proficiency
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
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