Workplace Wellness: Assessment, Design, and Implementation

Explore the ben­e­fits and chal­lenges asso­ci­at­ed with the design and imple­men­ta­tion of health and well­ness ini­tia­tives and pro­grams in the work­place. Learn evi­dence-based strate­gies to assess well­ness needs, as well as to design, plan, imple­ment, and strate­gi­cal­ly posi­tion well­ness ini­tia­tives and pro­grams. Mea­sure­ment, eval­u­a­tion, report­ing, and sus­tain­abil­i­ty are also reviewed, includ­ing bench­mark­ing and using resources and tools to apply knowl­edge and skills in an inte­grat­ed approach to health and well­ness in the workplace.
Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - synchronous format.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Relate the dimensions of wellness and the determinants of health as they impact employee health and wellness.
  • Explain the approach to perform an integrated assessment of the health and wellness needs of employees in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a conceptual healthy workplace framework and model.
  • Define best practice design elements required to achieve desired outcomes from workplace wellness strategies.
  • Describe the process to align workplace wellness resources with the business strategies of the organization.
  • Effectively utilize integrated implementation concepts to lead workplace wellness strategies and initiatives.
  • Outline methods to design organizational workplace wellness strategies and objectives.
  • Assess and analyze organizational baseline data to develop leading indicators for success.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge related to the implementation of organizational workplace wellness strategies.
  • Discuss preliminary post implementation evaluation and reporting elements.

This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Important Note: Students do not need to purchase the textbook for this course. If you do not already own this textbook, PDFs of required reading material will be provided in eClass. Dyck, Dianne E. G. (2023).Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice (5th Edition). LexisNexis Canada. ISBN/ISSN: 9780433526742
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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