Certificate in Wellness

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Learn the skills needed to become a more reflective, wellness-focused professional. Applicable to many degree programs, the certificate in wellness will enable you to help others, achieve optimal well-being, happiness and resiliency in both their personal and professional lives. This 12-credit hour certificate offers both in-person, hybrid and online course options in collaboration between the colleges of Education and Human Ecology and Nursing.

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Required courses – 9 credit hours

  • ESCE 5271 - Wellness: Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle (3 credits)
  • ESCE 5272 - Wellness: Intervention (3 credits)
  • HW 2102 - Optimizing Personal Health, Happiness & Well-being (3 credits)

Elective Courses – 3 credit hours

  • HTHRSC 3400 Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 credits)
  • HTHRSC 4570 The Role of Integrative Medicine (3 credits)
  • HW 2110 Health Athlete (1 credit)
  • HW 2210 Dimensions of Wellness and Resilience (3 credits)
  • KNHES 2990 Movement is Medicine: Your Rx to Health (3 credits)
  • KNHES 4525 Promoting Behavior Change in Sport, Leisure, & Exercise (3 credits)
  • KNHES 5652 Worksite Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • KNHES 5703 Health Behavior Theory (3 credits)
  • PUBHHBP 3510 Role of Behavior in Public Health (3 credits)
  • SOCWORK 5013 Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit (2 credits)
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Certificate Requirements

Must be a current Ohio State Student

All courses must be completed at Ohio State

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Minimum Credit Hours


Certificate/Degree overlap

Maximum 50% of credit hours

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Minimum Course grades

C for all courses

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