Leadership and Well-Being (Graduate Certificate)

Guide others to find their balance and be at their best.

Successful leaders understand that the success and engagement of their employees is dependent upon their own personal engagement and well-being. Creighton University’s unique one-year graduate certificate program in Leadership and Well-Being can help you optimize your own well-being and that of others in your organization by prioritizing quality of life. This can generate meaningful, positive change, and spark a lasting impact on the health and well-being of individuals within your organization.

Employee well-being involves more than health and fitness. This program takes a whole-person approach by examining factors such as financial health, stress, social and community needs, fatigue, mind and body awareness, nutrition, failure and resiliency, culture, and purpose. By the end of the program, you’ll gain an extensive knowledge of well-being principles practices and learn how to apply them as a leader in your workplace setting.

Study the intersection of leadership and well-being on your terms.

All five courses within the graduate certificate in Leadership and Well-Being are completed entirely online, allowing you to study whenever and wherever it makes sense for you. The credits can later be applied toward a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership or a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching, should you decide to continue your education and pursue a master’s degree.
 

Curriculum

To earn the graduate certificate in Leadership and Well-Being at Creighton University, you must complete 15 credits:

  • Food, Culture, and Nutritional Health
  • Stress and Sleep Management
  • The Intersection of Health and Leadership
  • Failing, Failure, and Resiliency
  • Leadership and Well-Being

 

Goals of the program along with a full course listing can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.
 

Accreditation

Creighton University has maintained continuous accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission since 1928.  For information regarding the University’s accreditation status, visit http://www.creighton.edu/accreditation/.

Information regarding academic programs which hold specialized accreditation can be found on this page.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include two years of full-time work or leadership experience
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting.

 

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial Aid

To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.

 

Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
Scholarships offered by third parties

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid@creighton.edu
402.280.2731
 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Start Classes in Apply By
August August 1
January December 1

Certificates and Master's Degree Programs

Graduate Certificates

  • Certificate in Organizational Leadership (15 credits)
    • The courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership serve as the foundation for the master’s degree. Learn the fundamentals behind leadership, communication and management best practices
    • Credits earned can be applied toward a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 
    • Available online
    • A full listing of courses offered for the Certificate in Organizational Leadership can be found in the course catalog.
       
  • Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine (15 credits)
    • The courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine serve as the foundation for the master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching. Learn to take a whole-person approach when it comes to healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes
    • Credits earned can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching 
    • Available online
    • A full listing of courses offered for the Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine can be found in the course catalog.

 

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (36 credits)
    • Learn to make thoughtful decisions, handle adversity, understand and manage organizational challenges, collaborate with others, and promote meaningful and positive change. Complete elective courses in various fields, alongside a concentration in business, healthcare, or organizational leadership, to earn the master’s degree
    • Credits earned for the certificate in Leadership and Well-being can be applied toward a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree
    • Available online
    • A full listing of courses offered for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership can be found in the course catalog.
       
  • Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching (36 credits)
    • Help educate and motivate others to implement and sustain life-changing healthy behaviors. Customize your path through the program with elective options that fit your personal or professional goals
    • Credits earned for the certificate in Leadership and Well-being can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching degree
    • Available online
    • A full listing of courses offered for the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching can be found in the course catalog.
       

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