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Wellness Certificates

The Student Wellness Centre offers three certificate programs related to staying well while you are here at Laurier. They are the Wellness Education Certificate, the Skills to Thrive Certificate, and the Golden Rules Certificate. These certificates are not only great for learning more strategies to stay well, but also to add to your Laurier Experience Record or resume, indicating you are committed to health and wellness.

These certificates are all five modules each and must be completed in one term. Registration is required. See each certificate below for more information.

Wellness Education Certificate

By completing this certificate, you are demonstrating a commitment to health and well-being as well as an enhanced knowledge and understanding of wellness and the ways it affects your overall experience.

The Wellness Education Certificate consists of five modules, designed to be completed in one term. Register for this certificate once you have completed all five workshops. The five required workshops are listed below. Please register in advance using the links below:

You are also asked to complete a short reflection to demonstrate your learning. We will verify your attendance from the Zoom reports. After completing all five workshops, apply for the certificate using the Wellness Education Certificate Application Form. Your certificate will be emailed to you.

Once approved, the Wellness Education Certificate is eligible to be included on your Laurier Experience Record. If you began the certificate program in Winter term but were not able to complete, you can complete your certificate Spring term. If you cannot complete your certificate in one term, or for more information, please contact Sarina Wheeler at

Skills to Thrive Certificate: Your Personal Plan for Wellness

As a participant in this brand new, five-session series of interactive workshops led by Peer Wellness Educators, you will set out to define what wellness means as we explore topics such as: managing stress, nourishing your body, creating healthy habits and routines, building a supportive community, and practicing intentional self-care.

These sessions are full of activities, how-to's, and opportunities to connect with other students as you learn to care for your whole self. You will walk away with a Laurier Experience Record credit and a personalized plan for wellness that will help you thrive at Laurier and beyond.

If you want to meet new people in a supportive learning environment dedicated to improving your personal wellness, register for this great certificate!

The Skills to Thrive Certificate consists of five modules, completed in one term:

  1. Understanding Your Own Wellness
  2. Foundations of Physical Health: Sleep and Nutrition
  3. Beyond the Basics of Physical Health: Stress and Self-Care
  4. Building a Supportive Community
  5. Creating a Plan for Wellness

Registration for Skills to Thrive is closed for Winter 2022. The program will run again Fall 2022 with registrations opening early September 2022. For more information contact Sarah Syrett at

The Golden Rules: Laurier’s Resilience Certificate

Now offered online and open to all Laurier students, the Golden Rules program (adapted from Dr. Diana Brecher and Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer’s ThriveRU program at Ryerson University) aims to help you move from surviving to thriving at university by helping you build resiliency.

The Golden Rules program consists of five modules, completed in one term:

  1. Perseverance, Grit and Creating Habits
  2. Strengths, Balance and Confidence
  3. Optimism, Perspective and Self-Compassion
  4. Forgiveness, Loving Kindness and Gratitude
  5. Flow, Thriving and Curiosity

Registration for Golden Rules certificate is closed. The program will run again Fall 2022 with registrations opening early September 2022. For more information contact Sarah Syrett at

Each individual session can be included on your Laurier Experience Record and/or used toward the workshop participation requirement for BF290 (only if enrolled in the course at the time of participation). All workshops will be facilitated through Zoom. For more information, contact Andrea Dalimonte at