Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Worksite Health Promotion, Certificate (1707)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/publichealth

Program Coordinator

Gretchen M. Macy, gretchen.macy@wku.edu, (270) 745-5870

Program Objectives:
  1. Utilize effective communication techniques with employees and employers including the benefits and consequences of various lifestyle behaviors.
  2. Design a worksite health promotion program which will encompass all aspects of health program planning including:  Needs assessment, Program planning design, Effective implementation of programs, Evaluation of program for quality and effectiveness
  3. Provide worksite opportunities for focused training in disease prevention and health promotion for a healthy and productive working population
  4. Demonstrate to management the importance of a supportive environment for successful worksite wellness.

Program Requirements (18 hours)

The certificate program in Worksite Health Promotion requires 18 semester hours and is designed to provide training for students and professionals who have an interest in developing worksite health promotion programs in the private sector. This certificate program will provide a comprehensive skill base for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs in a worksite environment. 

PE 100Fundamentals of Physical Activity3
ENV 120Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health3
HMD 211Human Nutrition3
PH 100Personal & Public Health3
PH 261Foundations of Public Health Education3
ENV 402Worksite Health Promotion3
Total Hours18