Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Wellness Resources

Wellness Organizations

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Key Position Papers and Publications 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Papers and Practice Papers Related to Wellness Statements are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Journal of the American Dietetic Association as indicated.

AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition and Athletic Performance (March 2016)

AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets (December 2016)
AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Food and Nutrition for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Wellness (August 2012)

American College of Sports Medicine Position Papers Related to Wellness

Wellness Toolkits

American Heart Association: Workplace Health Solutions
American Diabetes Association - Wellness Lives Here

Worksite Health Scorecard

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess and improve health promotion in their worksites. The HSC tool helps employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. Using a validation study by the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity, the HSC has been determined to be a valid and reliable tool for employers to use in assessing health promotion programs aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke and related conditions among employees.

Employer toolkit: Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit provides information, materials, and tools that state programs can reference and distribute to businesses, primarily through employer and professional organizations. The toolkit assists state programs in addressing several cardiovascular health priority areas.

Books & Newsletters

American Journal of Health Promotion

Health Enhancement Systems, Health Promotion Practitioner newsletter

Wellness Works Hub (eMail newsletter)- 

Chapman, L. Proof Positive: An Analysis of the Cost Effectiveness of Worksite Wellness, 2008.
ISBN-13: 978-192948402

Chapman, L. Planning Wellness: Getting Off to a Good Start, eighth edition, 2013.  ISBN-13: 978-1929484003

Mitchell, T., T. Church, and M. Zucker. Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director’s Guide to All the Healing Benefits of Exercise. Wiley, 2008.  ISBN: 9780470042236

Pronk, N, ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook - 2nd Edition: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies (American College of Sports Med), 2009.  ISBN-13: 978-0736074346

Rosen, B., and Barrington, L. Weights & Measures: What Employers Should Know About Obesity, 2008.

Rath, T., and Harter, J. Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, 2010.  ISBN: 9781595620408

Wolf K., and R. Karch, Global Perspectives in Workplace Health Promotion, 2011.  ISBN-13: 978-0763793579

Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources

Wellness Certifications & Training Programs:

National Wellness Institute offers the following certifications: Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager.

The Chapman Institute offers five levels of Worksite Wellness certification: Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, Certified Wellness Program Manager, Certified Wellness Program Director, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant.

WELCOA offers several wellness certifications and training programs. 

The Cooper Institute offers a Health Promotion Director Certification program.

Corporate Health & Wellness Association offers the following certifications: Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist and Certified Wellness Provider.

Coaching Certifications:

International Coaching Federation - ICF

International Association of Coaching - IAC

Center for Credentialing and Education - Board Certified Coach (BCC)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)- Health Coach for Healthcare Providers