Wellness in Clinical Practice

Wellness in Clinical PracticeThe National Wellness Institute Wellness in Clinical Practice (WCP) Professional Certificate Program provides the tools for participants to integrate the principles of evidence-based health behavior, wellness, coaching, health promotion, and disease prevention into their clinical practice.

Eligible for seven (7) continuing education credits, the course consists of six self-paced online training modules. Individuals who successfully complete the training within the 6-week training period receive a Wellness in Clinical Practice Professional Certificate



Certificate Course Requirements

The 7-credit Wellness in Clinical Practice Certificate course includes the following required elements. You must complete the full lesson and associated quiz for each module before you are given access to the next module. All required elements, as well as the final exam, must be completed before the end of the 6-week course for which you are enrolled.

  • Module Lessons
    • Module 1: Introduction to Wellness in Clinical Practice
    • Module 2: Health Behavior Theories and Models in Clinical Practice
    • Module 3: Implementation and Practical Application of Health Behavior Theories in Clinical Practice
    • Module 4: Principles and Application of Health Communication and Wellness Coaching 
    • Module 5: The Wellness Assessment Process
    • Module 6: Community Health Advocacy
  • Certificate Course Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation

The National Wellness Institute thanks the following individuals for their contributions to the development of this course: Marion Willard Evans, Jr., DC, PhD, MCHES, CWP; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, CWP; Michael Perko, PhD, MCHES, FAAHE; Betsy Barrett, PhD

Who's taking this course?

The program course is recommended for professionals working directly with patients/clients in a clinical setting: physicians, nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, health and wellness coaches, medical coaches, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, naturopaths, occupational therapists, clinical social workers, nurse midwives, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners/respiratory therapists, registered dietitians, certified athletic trainers, and other clinical providers.

"The content of the training is up to date and has relevant/appropriate materials and references that I can use in my own practice."  - Marilou H., Senior Occupational Health Nurse

"It definitely improved my confidence, knowledge, and abilities in the field and left me with the ability and resources to continue researching in my specific area of focus."  - Veronica H., Registered Nurse

"It's a very useful program. I hope that you continue to grow and provide this necessary information to clinicians and the wellness community."   - Lindsey W., Licensed Professional Counselor



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Continuing Education Credit

Participants will receive 7continuing education credits (CECs) for successful completion of the full Wellness in Clinical Practice 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 Wellness in Clinical Practice Certificate course is pre-approved for continuing education credit 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

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NBHWC: The Wellness in Clinical Practice Certificate course is approved by NBHWC for 7 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 Wellness in Clinical Practice Certificate course is designated for CHES and MCHES to receive 7 Category I (advanced-level) Continuing Continuing Competency (CC) CECH.


NWI CWP: This course is approved by the National Wellness Institute for 7 Category 1 continuing education credits for NWI Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP).

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 nwi@nationalwellness.org.


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