Course Description

This course is 15 learning hours inclusive of 4 hours of interactive online facilitated sessions. It is recommended that learners spend approximately 3 hours per week on this course. 

This course will cover current theories related to wellness, particularly approaches to fostering it in the workplace. The learning and discussion will also include the concept of total health, referring to life, mental and physical health, and how they interact and can be applied to support an employee to thrive in life.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Definition of a healthy workplace
  • Module 2: Benefits of a healthy workplace
  • Module 3: Individual Total Health and Wellness
  • Module 4: Environmental Total Health and Wellness

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify and compare various concepts of healthy workplaces
  • How to identify the benefits to a healthy workplace
  • Ways to differentiate and compare various factors in individual health and wellness
  • How to describe and discriminate between the various psychological risk factors in the workplace


If you have any questions about this course, please send an email to  openlearning@dal.ca 

Course Microcredential

This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of the mastery of a skill or competency that is desired by employers. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with relevant industries and organizations. The microcredential is demonstrated by a digital badge that can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete the competency-based assessment related to the microcredential.

Recommended For

  • This course will be of benefit to anyone who wants to better understand what a healthy workplace looks like, as well as the individual and environmental factors involved.
  • Those in HR and supervisory positions who are looking to strategize and implement health and wellness plans in their organizations to ensure a healthier workforce with fewer sick days and more engagement, by enrolling in this and the other four courses in the Certificate in Total Health and Wellness Strategy.
  • Graduates of HR programs who want to upskill and learn more about the fast-growing field of health and wellness. 
  • Anyone interested in furthering their understanding of health and wellness theories.
Enrol Now - Select a section to enrol in
Section Title
Theory of Total Health and Wellness
Online - Synchronous
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Sep 13, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Online - Asynchronous
Sep 20, 2022 to Oct 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $795.00
Section Notes

This course includes four one-hour synchronous facilitated sessions scheduled on October 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 7:00-8:00 pm Atlantic Time. It is recommended that learners sign up early so they can have access to the recommended readings and videos up to a week before the first live session. Those who cannot participate in the facilitated live sessions will be given an alternate assignment to gauge comprehension of the materials. In addition to the one-hour facilitated session per week, learners can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week in reading, watching videos, reflection and assignment preparation. The final assignment will be due on November 8. 

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