Course Description

Peace Officer Standards Training – Approved Course

Organizational wellness can best be described as infusing officer wellness services, programs, and ideology into the basic culture of police stations, affiliates, and the wider law enforcement departments and organizations. Inspiring wellness into every aspect of a group’s culture is imperative to reduce stress, build resilience, create work-life balance, and keep law enforcement professionals safe. Cultivating a culture of health and wellness in law enforcement helps law enforcement professionals better serve the community, improving community and law enforcement outcomes.

The Professional Certificate in Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement program will discuss, teach, and help managers and law enforcement professionals learn how to create an environment and culture in which employee wellness is central to all aspects of the organization. Organizational wellness goes beyond the commitment to a wellness plan and is most evident when the organization consistently enforces the implementation of the plan for all members. Many factors that compromise the safety of law enforcement professionals’ judgment and decision-making develop from how they manage stress and the impact of trauma in their personal and professional lives.

Working in law enforcement is honorable, noble work, that is facing challenging times, contributing to increased stress and reduced officer wellness. Wellness goes beyond physical fitness and wellness plans to focus on whole-person wellness to embody body, mind, and spirit. This program will provide a framework to establish best practices and build organizational wellness, including:

  • Organizational culture of wellness.
  • Trauma-informed care.
  • Barriers and consequences when wellness is not prioritized.
  • Impact of cumulative stress and trauma.
  • Leadership and structural barriers to organizational wellness.
  • Coping and resiliency from the academy to retirement.
  • Establishing an organizational wellness program.

This program provides practical best practice topics focused on building and enhancing law enforcement agency organizational wellness. Add tools to your toolbox that support a systematic approach to organizational wellness that can help you navigate the myriad challenges and stresses faced by law enforcement today. Through this unique program, law enforcement professionals will learn ways to build and enhance wellness individually and for your organization. The program is designed to be six hours in total time. Six hours of self-paced, asynchronous, which you can take on your own time, on your schedule. The program is relevant for all individuals working in law enforcement, including sworn officers and civilian professionals.

 For California Law Enforcement Officers - Obtaining a CA POST ID:

California law enforcement officers can obtain a CA POST ID to be included with the certificate of completion. If you don’t have a CA POST ID, use the link below before registering for the course:


For California Law Enforcement Officers - Adding a CA POST ID to your Student Account:

Once enrolled and your student profile account created, enter your POST ID in your profile under License or Credential ID field.

Key Benefits

  • Participants of this program can earn 6 hours of POST credit.
  • 100% online self-paced course.
  • No prior experience required.
  • Stackable for academic credit towards a degree.
  • No textbooks and other materials required for purchase.

Learning Modules Include

  • Unit 1 - A Culture of Wellness for Law Enforcement
  • Unit 2 - The Toxic, Cumulative Effects of Stress and Trauma for Law Enforcement
  • Unit 3 - Barriers to Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement
  • Unit 4 - Dealing with Changes: How to Move Forward
  • Unit 4 - Coping and Resilience for Law Enforcement
  • Unit 5 - Establishing Organizational Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement
  • Unit 6 - Implementation and Sustainability of the Organizational Wellness Unit for Law Enforcement

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Learn the Culture of Wellness for Law Enforcement
  • Identify Toxic, Cumulative Effects of Stress and Trauma for Law Enforcement
  • Learn the Barriers to Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement
  • Learn how to deal with Changes & how to move forward
  • Learn the techniques of coping and resilience for Law Enforcement
  • Establish Organizational Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement
  • Implement and sustain Organizational Wellness Unit for Law Enforcement
  • Identify Effective Means of Implementing Organizational Wellness Groups

Prior Learning Credit

The Professional Certificate in Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement course serves as a valuable credential that complements your educational path, offering the potential to earn academic credits for prior learning that can be applied to an undergraduate program at National University. Below is the degree that is eligible for academic credit transfer towards a general elective course:

Requirements to Enroll

All learners are eligible to enroll in the Professional Certificate in Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement. There are no admissions requirements. It is recommended that learners have a high school diploma or GED.

Estimated Time to Completion

The Professional Certificate in Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement can be completed in approximately 6 hours.

Access Time

Learners will have access to their course learning modules for up to 6 months from the date of their enrollment.

CEUs and PDUs

  • CEUs - 9.0 National University Continuing Education Units

Certificate of Completion

After completion of all 6 units, learners will be awarded an official National University Workforce Education Solutions Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.

Contact Us

Please contact us is you have any questions by emailing wespace@nu.edu.

Enroll Now to Get Started!
Section Title
Professional Certificate in Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement
Section Schedule
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $49.00
Reading List / Textbook
Required fields are indicated by .