CONT662: Wellness in the Workplace

I think I would say that you will get out of the course what you put in. It is not a difficult course to pass, but the deeper you dig into the material, the more you will learn and understand the content. If you are taking a course out of interest, make sure you have time to really commit to your own learning and get the most out of the course.

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Transform stress into strength and enhance workplace wellness.

This 12-week online course focuses on managing stress and promoting well-being. Covering mental health in the workplace, the course material is designed to help you understand and manage everyday stressors that can impact both your personal and your professional well-being. You will explore practical strategies and tools from current research and experts in the field of mental health and well-being to help you identify and manage stressors and achieve a work-life balance. The course is outcome-focused, and you will use the information in it to develop effective coping strategies culminating in the creation of your own wellness plan. Participants can expect an average time commitment of 5–6 hours per week, totaling 65 hours.

Who should take this course?

The course is ideal for

  • working professionals and students who are interested in improving their mental health and well-being at work or at school
  • individuals seeking to learn practical skills and tools to manage stress, set boundaries and achieve a manageable work-life balance
  • those interested in developing a customized wellness plan

Delivery Method

This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas.

Professional Development

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.

Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education.

Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials – a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.

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Course Fees


Course fees include

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Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will have the opportunity to

  • explore the impact of stress on overall wellness
  • examine and practice strategies to curb stress and promote mental health and well-being
  • collate pertinent resources for ongoing support
  • create an actionable wellness plan

Course Outline



 Minimum hours 


  Module 1: Being Well



  Module 2: Wellness in the Workplace



  Module 3: Impacts of Stress



  Module 4: Healthy Expectations



  Module 5: Building Strategies



  Module 6: Nurturing Mindfulness



  Module 7: Movement and Meditation  



  Module 8: Personal Wellness Plan


Total hours  


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall 2023 Oct 02, 2023 – Dec 08, 2023 Sep 22, 2023 at 4pm ET Sep 27, 2023 at 4pm ET
Winter 2024 Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024 Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall 2023

  • Dates: Oct 02, 2023 – Dec 08, 2023
  • Deadline: Sep 22, 2023 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 27, 2023 at 4pm ET

Winter 2024

  • Dates: Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024
  • Deadline: Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this course.

Required Technology

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.

Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.