Health and Wellness Programs - Creating a Positive Business Impact (W3)


Learn the Fundamentals of Workplace Wellness Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Wellness programs in the workplace play an important role in keeping employees healthy and curbing the rising cost of healthcare. These programs also help attract, motivate and retain employees. Chronic diseases, prevalent in today’s workforce, can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees, contribute to increases in health-related expense for employees and employers, lower productivity and increase days of work missed. Wellness programs can help address these challenges. In this course on corporate health programs, you will learn the fundamentals of employee health and wellness programs along with a process for successfully implementing them in your company. You will be introduced to various examples of employee health programs and how they function within the total rewards model. Topics covered include:  

  • Determining your company’s health and wellness challenges and identifying the root causes.
  • Drafting a strategy to support employee health and wellness.
  • Learning to present the business case for corporate health.
  • Approaches to achieving success in employee wellness programming.
  • Determining key areas to support the action plan.

This course is designed for human resources professionals and business leaders with an interest in or with responsibility for the company’s work-life programs, notably in employee health and wellness programs. It is a required course for the Work-Life Certified Professional certification. 

Specific areas covered in this course include:  

  • Total Rewards and Supporting Health and Wellness
    Learn about the role of health and wellness programs within the context of total rewards. Understand a strategic approach to work-life, the value of supporting employee health and wellness and the business case for supporting these programs.
  • Identifying Issues and Root Causes
    Understand how to identify employee health and wellness issues and their root causes through approaches for scanning the internal and external environment and packaging qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Identifying Potential Solutions
    Learn to draft a strategy that supports employee wellness, approaches for achieving the strategy and how to present an effective business case for it.
  • Developing Solutions and Action Plans
    Understand the key areas of an action plan for supporting employee health and wellness, solution considerations and the role of the health and wellness team.
  • Implementing Solutions
    Discover key elements for successful implementation and learn the communication process for implementation. Learn about training the leadership team, managers, supervisors and employees on the wellness program.
  • Evaluating Solutions
    Dive into how to design the employee wellness plan evaluation, present evaluation data and continuously improve the program.

Upon completing this work-life course on employee health and wellness programs, you will know the fundamentals of company wellness program design, implementation and evaluation.

Ready to learn about wellness programs in the workplace?

This course is available in a variety of formats, including online and in-person.

Find a class format that works for you and register today.

Class no longer offered after October 31, 2019.

Learning Options


On-site instructor-led delivery of course materials with the added value of face-to-face interaction with a subject-matter expert and peers.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,495 USD

$2,200 USD

Course Only

Members: $1,390 USD

$2,085 USD

E-Learning Plus

Online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules combined with scheduled group conference calls and live online instructor-led discussions.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,395 USD

$1,950 USD

Course Only

Members: $1,175 USD

$1,540 USD


Self-paced online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules delivered by an instructor.

Print Option
60-Day Access
(course materials shipped within 7 business days)

Member: $1,350 USD

$1,880 USD

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60-Day Access
(e-course materials available online immediately)

Member: $1,285 USD

$1,780 USD

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Please note: 60-day access to e-course material starts immediately on the day of purchase. Purchase includes course materials and exam.

Self Study

Independent learning with access to printed course materials and exam option.

Course Materials and Certification Exam

Members: $1,275 USD

$1,780 USD

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Certification Exam Only

Members: $875 USD

$1,130 USD

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Course Credits & Certifications

  • Recertification

    Course: 2 credits

    Exam: 0.5 credits

  • CEUs

    Course: 1.2 credits

    Exam: 0.3 credits

  • HRCI Recertification

    16 classroom hours

  • SHRM Recertification
    16 classroom hours

This exam is required for the following certifications:

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Who Should Register

This course is intended for human resources professionals and business leaders with an interest in and responsibility for work-life programs that are designed to attract, motivate and retain employees.

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