Healthy employees are more productive, miss fewer days and stay with an organization for longer. Implementing a health and wellness program can also translate directly into cost savings with lower injury and accident rates. But how can an organization effectively choose and support a wellness program?
Designed to be completed by currently employed Human Resource and Health and Safety personnel, the program consists of three online modules. Participants will gain the knowledge to evaluate the specific needs of their worker population, and identify and deliver a suitable health and wellness program. Each module is 12-weeks in duration and requires a six to eight hour per week commitment by the learner.
IWHS 500: An Introduction to Integrated Worksite Health and Safety
Workplace health and safety related costs place a substantial drain on many businesses. This course covers the basics of a novel yet proven solution to the problem. Learn strategies to determine what issues need to be addressed in your workplace, how to select an appropriate program and the best practices required to ensure success of your program.
Starts: September 26, 2016, Monday
IWHS 501: Introduction to Nutrition Science for the Workplace
This course will introduce students to the role of evidence-based nutrition in health and disease as it pertains to health and safety in the workplace. The timing and nature of food intake as the fuel supply for optimal performance of physical and mental tasks will be examined.
Starts: January 2, 2017, Monday
IWHS 502: An Introduction to Movement Science for Worksite Health and Safety
This course is an introduction to physical activity and movement science as they pertain to health and safety in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of how the different components of physical activity can reduce fatigue and the risk of disease, as well as the relationship between workload and functional physical capacity in injury prevention.
Starts: April 10, 2017, Monday
Delia Roberts, PhD, FACSM
Dr. Roberts holds a PhD in Medical Science and a Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine. She began her career in Sports Science, working with Canadian Olympic medalists from 1984 until she moved to Selkirk College in 1998.
Since that time she has been applying sport science techniques to occupational injury prevention and performance enhancement. The exceptional effectiveness of her programs have won international acclaim.
Join our learner focused team here at Selkirk College for this innovative program and address the specific safety needs of your organization with the guidance of a leader in this emerging field.
Call 250.365.1208 to register.