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 covers the methodology related to creating a strategic approach to total wellness and health, with the goal of learning how to apply it. Important factors such as proper planning, creating buy-in, developing a team, budget and policies will be part of this dynamic experience. 

Course Outline

  • Module 1: How to create buy-in from the senior team members
  • Module 2: Planning
  • Module 3: Total Health and Wellness team development 
  • Module 4: Creating a budget and ROI calculations

What You Will Learn

  • How to relate strategy to organizational goals
  • How to build the framework for a multi-year strategic plan
  • How to assemble an effective team to help implement the plan
  • Steps to create a budget for your plan
  • Best practices when explaining the return on investment/value of information


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

  • Anyone with a desire to better understand how to develop a multi-year strategic health and wellness plan within their organization, including developing a budget and being able to explain the value and return on investment to senior leaders.
  • 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.
Enrol Now - Select a section to enrol in
Section Title
Developing a Game Plan for a Total Health and Wellness Strategy
Online - Asynchronous
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Nov 08, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Online - Synchronous
Nov 15, 2022 to Dec 06, 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 November 15, 22, 29 and December 6 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 December 13.


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