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WELCOA’s Institute for Wellness Studies

The Value of Continuing Education

Learning something new not only helps the brain function more effectively but improves focus, overall confidence, and self-esteem. As wellness practitioners it is important to stay current on the trends of the industry and the legal climate to keep our employees informed with the latest health information. While some pursue continuing education to receive specific certifications and others continue their education for professional or personal fulfillment and satisfaction, continuing education is something that is readily available now and more recognized than ever before. Professionals who pursue continuing education units (CEU) on a regular basis are more informed and up to date with what is happening within their industries. They are more aware and educated when it comes to current practices. This gives them an edge over their competitors. The advantage lies with those whose skills and knowledge are current and relevant in the workplace.

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
– Leonardo da Vinci

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) has been training worksite wellness practitioners and those charged with designing and implementing worksite wellness programs for over 30 years. WELCOA has been a leader in training by providing industry and expert insight for skill development, knowledge enhancement and process improvement.

Meeting the Challenge

Limited continuing education budgets, travel to seminars or time away from the office can make it challenging to gain current insight into workplace wellness emerging topics and get continuing education completed. Membership with WELCOA provides you with access to a library of over 40 webinars and certification courses that you can take at your convenience from your desktop or mobile device, as a member benefit.

Faculty Designation

In the absence of a credentialing body for worksite wellness, and the desire to ensure that ongoing education and training is a priority in the field, WELCOA established the Faculty Designation. To become recognized as WELCOA Faculty, simply join WELCOA and complete 4 certification courses. It’s an investment of just 16-20 hours. We’ve mapped out a guided journey for you below to gain the most relevant information to help you become familiar with the best approach to worksite wellness.

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge, that they can apply to their work and to their lives, will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
-Brian Tracy

Focus Areas

Each year, WELCOA delivers 8 webinars and 3 certification courses in support of the Workplace Wellness practitioner’s ongoing desire to achieve knowledge and skill to administer a top-notch employee wellness program. In addition, members have access to a monthly webinar with Q&A over Health Promotion Program Legal Updates.

Continuing Education Opportunities

WELCOA is an approved provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for PDCs, the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for CEUs and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC) for category 1 CECH. In addition, the Commission for Dietetic Registration approves WELCOA’s annual training Summit. All of the CEUs are available to earn as part of your WELCOA membership.

Guided Journey

Get started today, with FREE access to WELCOA’s hallmark training course and begin your path towards a results-oriented worksite wellness program.

With your annual membership, take the following suggested courses to establish yourself as a recognized WELCOA Faculty member.