Trocaire College Partners with BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute Offering Health Education Certificate Programs

Release Date: October 25, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Trocaire College is the first higher-education institution to partner with the BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute to offer health education certification courses.

As a BWI Educational Affiliate Partner, the private college is expanding its continuing education and professional training opportunities by providing BWI's three health promotion-focused courses. They may be delivered through a web-based learning platform or via onsite education in the traditional classroom setting.

The courses include:

  • BWI's Personal Health Certification: an annual program ideal for educating employees in preventative health and well-being (classroom course available November 17 from 8 am - 5 pm)
  • BWI's Health Promotion Coordinator Certification: offers education, tools and skills for new employee wellness managers and wellness teams (classroom course available November 18 from 8 am - 12:30 pm)
  • BWI's "Be Fit Kids" Instructor Certification: ideal for training individuals to administer an innovative, interactive youth health and fitness program (classroom course available November 18 from 1:30 - 5 pm)

"Trocaire is known for its health and medical programs and courses," said Hal Kingsley, director of Trocaire's Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning departments. "From a workforce development point of view, the offerings from BWI work perfectly with this concept."

Continuing education units are available for all courses and have been approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, IACET, BOC, NY State Office of Professions-PT Board and the National Board for the Certification of OTs.

"Trocaire sees the value in BWI programs, which not only offer quality training for their students and graduates, but continuing education units to further their professional development," said Shawna Dosser, BWI president and CEO.

All classroom courses will be held at the Trocaire College Russell J. Salvatore School, 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster. To learn more these certification courses (classroom or online), contact Trocaire's Workforce Development Office at 716.827.4310 or workforcedev@trocaire.edu.