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Wellness Center

Health Leadership Certificate Program


  • Provide an opportunity for people to improve their health, wellness, and health promotion leadership skills.

  • Provide an opportunity for people to receive recognition for their health promotion and health leadership achievements and contributions.

Who Can Participate?

Any students, staff, or faculty interested in promoting health and wellness at the University of Wyoming are eligible to participate. 

What are the Requirements?

Candidates for the Health Leadership Certificate Program will fulfill the following requirements:

  • Meet briefly with the Assistant Director for Wellness upon enrollment and completion of the program, and fill out baseline and evaluation surveys.

  • Attend at one health education program in at least seven of the Wellness Center's ten areas of focus: academic impacts (stress, sleep, anxiety), alcohol and other drugs, general health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity and fitness, safety, sexual health, tobacco, and occupational and financial wellness.  These can be Wellness Center programs such as Wednesday presentations, but are not limited to them.

  • Participate in at least two health leadership programs/events.  Examples include: participation in Wellness Ambassadors, health coalitions, health honor societies, writing an article for Student Health 101.

  • Write a short paper about what you learned at each health program and how you can apply it to your life.

  • Put together and submit a portfolio that includes your personal health achievements and summaries of health education programs.

What's In It for Me?

Participants will receive a certificate of achievement, letter of recommendation from the Assistant Director of Wellness, and will be invited to the end-of-year Wellness Awards banquet.  Participants will also be eligible for random wellness drawings.

How Do I Sign Up?

Enrollment in the Health Leadership Certificate Program is simple and free!  To sign up, fill out a short application form.  After that, we will contact you to set up a short meeting with the Assistant Director for Wellness for an overview of the program (20-30 minutes).  You will track your own progress in the program and then submit your portfolio upon completion for review.  You will receive regular emails from Wellness Center staff that provide you with information on upcoming health-related programs.  There is no time limit on participating, however, it is strongly encouraged to complete the program within two semesters. For more information contact Lena Newlin, Assistant Director of Wellness.

Contact Us

Wellness Center

Half Acre Campus Recreation

Room 107

Dept 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720


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