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Hudson Valley Community College Offers New Academic Program in Worksite Health Promotion

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As workout centers and wellness classes become part of many corporate cultures, Hudson Valley Community College this fall will begin offering a 24-credit certificate program in Worksite Health Promotion.

The program covers nutrition, exercise training concepts, weight management, stress reduction and other topics that provide a foundation for those who are interested in working in wellness promotion.

The program is designed for those who want to start a career or are already working in the field and are looking to increase their knowledge and skill in the areas of fitness and nutrition. It can be completed over one year of full-time study or part-time.

“Wellness and workplace health programs have the potential to significantly benefit employees and their employers as well,” said Colleen Ferris, the college’s interim department chairperson for Physical Education. “If these programs become ingrained in the culture of an organization, it has a ripple effect throughout the whole community.”

The Worksite Health Promotion certificate joins the new Coaching certificate and Fitness Specialist certificate which will both be offered for the first time at the college this fall. All three certificates are overseen by the Physical Education Department, which also offers a Physical Education Studies associate degree.

For more information about these new certificate programs, contact the Physical Education Department at (518) 629-7366.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.