Multicultural Competency in Wellness Course

Learn effective and meaningful ways to assist and engage individuals from walks of life different from your own in maintaining and enhancing wellness.

Multiculturally competent wellness professionals are better able to communicate, engage, and connect with individuals whose worldviews are different from their own. This leads to increased effectiveness of wellness interventions and programs, resulting in more impactful outcomes.

The information and resources provided in this course aligns with NWI’s Six Dimensions of Wellness model, Multicultural Wellness Wheel, and Wellness Promotion Competency Model.

Complete all course modules, the final exam, and a Capstone Project to earn your Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate.

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Multicultural Competency in Wellness Course

Certificate Course Requirements

The 6-credit Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate course includes the following required elements. Each self-paced module takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. You must watch all videos and complete the associated quiz for each module before you are given access to the next module. All required elements, including submission of the Capstone Project, must be completed before the end of the 6-week course for which you are enrolled.

  • Module 1: “Introduction to Multicultural Competency in Wellness”
    • “The Multicultural Wellness Wheel: A Roadmap to an Inclusive Health & Wellness Approach”
    • “The Case for Multicultural Competency in Wellness”
  • Module 2: “Fundamentals of Multicultural Competency in Wellness”
  • Module 3: “Multiculturally Competent Wellness Strategies”
  • Module 4: “Assessing and Evaluating Multicultural Competency in Wellness”
  • Online Certificate Course Final Exam
  • Capstone Project
  • Course Evaluation



Current NWI members: $449  |  Current NWI Student members:  $249  |  Non-members: $549 (Join NWI now to save!)

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Continuing Education Credit

Participants will receive 6 continuing education credits (CECs) for successful completion of the full Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate course. Proof of CECs earned will be emailed to participants who select their desired CEC type(s) on the post-course evaluation form.

NWI's Multicultural Competency in Wellness courses are pre-approved by:


ACSMACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Wellness Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (December 2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 661228

HRCI®HRCI®: The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 6 HR (General) recertification credits towards the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi® and SPHRi® certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

ICF: Continuing education hours for this course may be used for the purpose of credential renewal in the area of Resource Development.

NBHWC emblemNBHWC: The Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate course is approved by NBHWC for 6 continuing education units (CEP #100094).


NCHECNCHEC (CHES®/MCHES®): National Wellness Institute is designated a provider of Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The NWI Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate course is designated for CHES and MCHES to receive 6 Category I (advanced) CECH.

NWINWI CWP: These courses have been approved for continuing education credits by the National Wellness Institute for NWI Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP).


SHRM: National Wellness Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. The NWI Multicultural Competency in Wellness Certificate course is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

General Attendance Continuing Education Certificate: National Wellness Institute-verified contact hours for continuing education credit/certificate of participation.

For more information about continuing education, contact the National Wellness Institute at 715.342.2969 or