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Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Well-Being

Successful leaders understand that the success and engagement of their employees is dependent upon their own personal engagement, health and happiness. 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 contentment of individuals within your organization.

Employee well-being involves more than health and fitness. This online graduate certificate 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 and practices and learn how to apply them as a leader in your workplace setting.

“My job as a professor is to recognize that there is a work life balance going on for you as there is for me. The program isn’t easy—it’s rigorous—but it’s structured in a way that you can take your own pace.”

—Tom Lenz, PharmD | Professor and Program Director, Graduate School

Leadership coaching is most effective when practitioners model good behavior. That’s why when you earn your certification in leadership and well-being, you’ll also learn to build resilience and ensure that you’re practicing well-being techniques in your own life.

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

All five courses within the leadership coaching certificate program 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 Integrative Health and Wellness, should you decide to continue your education and pursue a master’s degree.

Program At A Glance

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Well-Being

This program is offered Online

Application Deadline

FOR AUGUST ENROLLMENT
August 1

FOR JANUARY ENROLLMENT
December 1

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee

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Reach out to a Graduate and Adult Enrollment Specialist
John Rumbaugh
John Rumbaugh

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Goals and Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Well-Being is designed for those who want to develop their professional coaching and leadership skills in a way that prioritizes well-being.

To earn this certificate, you must complete 15 credits:

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

View all courses for this program

Our faculty within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies come from backgrounds in business, health, education, law, and the arts and sciences. Together, their experiences and expertise provide graduate students with a robust interdisciplinary education.

Meet the program faculty

Specific Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Well-Being program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application & submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Include a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a personal statement (see application for specific requirements)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members

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 and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have.

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

We’re ready to help you apply for federal aid, find scholarships and more. Learn about how to fund your investment in education at the Creighton Financial Aid Office.

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