New Online Health Promotion Training Provides Cost-Effective Wellness for Employers

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BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute’s new, innovative health education tools incorporate a learning management system showing employee participation and outcome measurements to employers. Companies have the opportunity to tie BWI’s certifications to their 2012 incentive-based wellness initiatives at half the cost through a one-time Cyber Sale.

BWI's online health and wellness certification programs may be accessed from any computer, whether at work or the comfort of home.

“We spend a lot of money on encouraging people to get CPR-certified to help save other peoples’ lives. BWI is certifying employees to help save their own lives,” said Shawna Dosser, BWI Health Promotions president and CEO.

Web-based health and wellness certification programs are now available to employers, individuals and distributors through the BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute. For a limited time, they may be accessed at half off through a Cyber Sale.    

Housed at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, N.Y., the training institute offers educational programs to employers who want a wellness program with a positive ROI; to brokers, educational institutions and associations who want to differentiate themselves, attract and retain customers, and generate a new revenue stream; and to those interested in enhancing their knowledge in the health promotion field. The following courses are available:

  • BWI Health Promotion Coordinator Certification: four-hour course provides a foundation for successfully implementing and managing an employee wellness program; ideal for human resource professionals and wellness managers/team members
  • BWI Personal Health Certification: 12 interactive, 30-minute modules address lifestyle and behavior changes necessary to leading a healthier life; ideal for human resource professionals and wellness managers/team members for professional growth, as well as for integrating with employee incentive-based wellness programs
  • BWI "Be Fit Kids" Instructor Certification: four-hour course trains facilitators to lead, implement and instruct students from kindergarten through sixth grade in an outcome-based, results-oriented behavior modification program that empowers children and families to take responsibility for their health; ideal for educators and recreation staff members

“We’ve launched the BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute with innovative online certifications that make the implementation of workplace and school wellness programs cost-effective and convenient,” said Shawna Dosser, CEO and president of BWI Health Promotions, of which the training institute is a subsidiary. BWI is designated as a women-owned small business (WOSB) provider by the federal government and registered as a Federal Contractor.

The outcome-based programs are aligned with national standards and performance metrics that are documented to create behavior change.

“Companies are requiring health education as a component for incentive-based programs by using health coaching, dietetic counseling, and lunch and learn seminars to influence healthier behaviors and lifestyle change,” Dosser said. “BWI’s Personal Health Certification online training is a one-of-a-kind program that measures knowledge improvement, which directly correlates with behavior change. It conveys the same messages of a one-on-one approach but is significantly less expensive, especially with the Cyber Sale.”

Employers or individuals may access the programs directly from BWI. There also is an opportunity for brokers, educational institutions and associations to advance their strategic direction – whether it is differentiating themselves in the marketplace, acquiring and retaining clients, or generating revenue – by partnering to distribute the courses.

Trocaire College of Buffalo and the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (APHERD) are BWI’s first affiliates. Both have access to all three certification courses, which feature pre- and post-tests as well as a learning management system to help access data of employee knowledge improvement.

Continuing education units have been approved by IACET, NYS-PT, National OT Board and BOC through Learning Partners, as well as the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

In addition to the online portal, affiliates may arrange for programs to be delivered through an onsite classroom setting.

To purchase a program at 50% off, email with the code CYBERSALEPRWEBBWI011312 by Jan. 13, 2012, midnight EST. After purchase, clients have up to one year to take the course.

For more information about the programs or partner opportunities, call 1-800-606-7422 or 716-992-4636, or visit

About BWI Health Promotions
BWI Health Promotions has provided comprehensive wellness management services, health education training programs, and wellness-team building events for corporations, schools and communities since 1994. As a New York state regional health promotion leader, BWI’s presence is expanding into the national business market with program delivery throughout the United States. With rising healthcare costs, now more than ever before, BWI recognizes the universal attention placed on a healthy workforce and personal health advocacy. BWI’s outcome-based health promotion services are aligned with national standards and performance metrics that are documented to create behavior change. BWI is committed to improving our nation’s health… one community at a time, one company at a time and one person at a time.


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