Health & Wellness

A healthy organization is made up of healthy individuals. Positive mental health and well-being can help everyone cope with challenges and improve focus and productivity at work. Learning strategies to sustain and improve your own mental health, in addition to those that you interact with on a regular basis, will create a healthier environment for all to flourish. Through our certificates and courses, you will learn new skills and perspectives to guide you and your organization through everyday challenges, as well as those that go beyond the ordinary.


Certificate in Developing Organizational Health and Wellness Strategies

Have you been tasked with creating a wellness plan for your organization that goes beyond the occasional fun activity or fitness challenge? This certificate is offered fully online in partnership with Vendura Wellness, a company setting the industry standard for workplace health and wellness. By taking this five-course certificate, you will learn how to use an innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to enact sustainable and holistic change in your workplace. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have a well-defined Total Health and Wellness Plan that will help create an environment in which employees are physically, mentally and psychologically thriving, leading to a heathier organization overall. Each of the five online courses requires approximately 15 learner hours.

Required Courses:

  • Theory of Total Health and Wellness
  • Developing a Game Plan for a Total Health and Wellness Strategy
  • Key Components in a Total Health and Wellness Plan
  • Building and Buy-in for Your Total Health and Wellness Plan
  • Appraising Your Total Health and Wellness Plan 

Building Positive Workplace Cultures

Do you want to influence how your workplace looks and feels by developing a more positive culture? This certificate will empower participants to uncover ways to enhance their workplace relationships using the principles of Positive Psychology. Learn how to become a “positive” leader through the implementation of positively strategic approaches. A positive lens has been demonstrated to foster confidence, promote enthusiasm and broaden resilience.

Using a scaffolding approach to the required courses, learners will explore how Positive Psychology can help optimize self, others, and entire organizations.  When we want to influence change in any setting, we must first start with a clear awareness of our own contributions and presence.  The certificate has been designed to foster the exploration of these principles as they relate to ourselves, our relationships with others, and finally with our workplaces.

Upon completion of this certificate, you will have a “positive plan” to use in your professional, as well as your personal life. Each of the four required courses requires approximately 15 learner hours. An elective course must also be taken.

Required courses:

  • Foundations of Positive Psychology
  • Application of Positive Psychology Principles for Self-Care
  • Application of Positive Psychology Principles to Influence Others
  • Adaptation of Positive Psychology Principles in Policies and Procedures 

Choose one of the following electives:

  • Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workplace and Community
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Theory of Total Health and Wellness
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders
  • Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
  • Inclusive Communications in the Workplace
  • Optimizing Diverse Team Performance
  • Organizational Behaviour

Ergonomic Program Management

If you are responsible for an occupational health and safety program or the creation and management of an ergonomics program for your company or organization, this certificate is for you. You will learn how to develop an ergonomic program appropriate for your workplace, identify risk factors, and assess its effectiveness at your place of work.

Required Courses:

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace
  • Office Ergonomics and Workplace Design
  • Industrial Ergonomics and Workplace Design (100% Online)
  • Ergonomic Program Design and Integration 


Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workplace and Community
This 15-hour course will help you to see the talents and opportunities, and not just the challenges, that the neurodiverse and those with a mental health history can bring to the workplace. Learn about mental health from the patient’s perspective and about barriers for people with learning disabilities.

Mindfulness at Work
This 15-hour course provides sustainable techniques and practices to reduce your stress levels, refocus your attention, and increase your productivity in your professional, as well as your personal life. If you have tried some form of mindfulness practice before but have given up because it was “too hard," consider this course - it's different.