Mindfulness and Wellness, Undergraduate Certificate

The Mindfulness and Wellness Certificate offers interdisciplinary approaches to personal well-being by promoting the study and practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, contemplative studies and other wellness traditions for a range of cultures. Students who earn this certificate will be able to: distinguish between the fundamentals, principles, and practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, contemplative studies, and other wellness tradition, identify and explain the philosophical, historical, psychological, and other principles of yoga meditation, mindfulness, contemplative studies, and other wellness traditions and identify and employ a variety of techniques and practices to promote well-being and reduce stress. Numerous studies and organizations, including the CDC, affirm the benefits of wellness and mindfulness in the workplace. Wellness programs have been shown to increase productivity and focus, while decreasing burnout and absenteeism.

This certificate is designed to be available to any student, but is especially appropriate for 1st and 2nd year students since courses in the program contribute to the Core Curriculum and to a range of majors.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Career & Self Development
  • Equity & Inclusion

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Counselor
  • Nurse
  • Human Resource Associate
  • Public Health

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