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HWE498: Health and Wellness Capstone

HWE 498 Week 3 – Discussion

Week 3 – Discussion Forum 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Certifications and Professional Organizations

The health and wellness arena is always evolving and thus, it is important to continue your educational journey through certifications and other professional development opportunities. Networking with other professionals in the field is also crucial for health and wellness providers. This can be done by attending conferences, meetings, or by joining professional organizations. There are many benefits to joining professional organizations within your field. Read the article by Scholnik (2013) on the benefits of joining a professional organization and review the BAHW Organization and Certification Resource Guide  download. Address the following elements:

  • Explain two benefits of belonging to a professional organization and how these benefits would be relevant to your professional goals.
  • Select two professional organizations you are interested in joining and explain their membership benefits. How would becoming a member with these organizations help you in your future career?
  • Assess two certifications or credentials that would be relevant to you and your future role. What are the requirements for certification or credentialing?

Use at least two credible sources to support your research and findings. All sources must be referenced (Links to an external site.) and cited (Links to an external site.) according to APA guidelines, as outlined in the Writing Center. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.

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