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Certificate in Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing

Have you dreamed of creating your own business in health and wellness? Becoming an entrepreneur in this growing field can provide you with independence, flexibility, personal fulfillment, control over your own life, and incredible financial rewards. In this innovative course, you'll learn how to make your dreams of building a health-related business a reality.

This course will guide you through the steps to building your own business. You'll explore the different options for creating your business and learn how to develop a successful business plan that reflects your vision and allows you to compete in your target market. You'll gain information about financing your business, and see how to create an effective marketing strategy to help ensure your success. Throughout the course, you'll get access to sample documents and worksheets. By the end, you'll have virtually everything you need to embark on creating your own health and wellness business. (11 contact hours)

6 Weeks / 11 Course Hrs
Starting June 17, 2020

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Starting June 17 | July 15
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Certificate in Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing

Details + Objectives

Course Code: 0sb

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the necessary steps to building your own business
  • Learn how to develop a successful business plan that reflects your vision and allows you to compete in your target market
  • Gain information about financing your business
  • Learn how to create an effective marketing strategy to help ensure your success
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 10 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Feel confident in your ability to start your own health and wellness business
  • Gain new business skills that can help you become a successful entrepreneur
  • Experience independence, flexibility, personal fulfillment, control over your own life, and possible financial rewards

Outline

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Starting Your Own Business in Holistic and Integrative Health

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the health effects of job stress; examine the prevalence of holistic and integrative health as wellness therapies and services in the United States; identify possible career options in holistic and integrative health and wellness; identify advantages and disadvantages of being your own boss; describe steps to take in preparation for a career shift; and explain key educational issues to consider related to careers in the areas of holistic and integrative health and wellness.

Choosing the Business Structure for Your Health and Wellness Business

Once an individual decides to create their own business, one of the first important an important first steps is to decide how that business will be structured. This decision can impact the longevity and success of the business and has important legal and tax implications. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the six basic types of business structures (sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), cooperative, corporation, partnership, and S Corporation) and examine the characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and tax considerations for each type. Important factors to evaluate when selecting a business name are also explained.

Creating a Business Plan for Your Health and Wellness Business

The goal of this course is to provide the aspiring health care entrepreneur with an overview of the purpose of a business plan, and describe the elements and functions of each aspect of that plan. Possible business exit strategies will also be reviewed.

Financing Your Business in Health and Wellness

Understanding your business' financing needs and knowing the range of financing options available to you will improve your odds of success. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the financial issues facing new or growing businesses including types of startup expenses, key factors to consider when determining funding needs, crucial financial statements for business success, the purpose of assumption sheets and breakeven analyses, common types of financing available for businesses, and key investment ratios used in business.

Marketing Your Health and Wellness Business

The goal of this course is to examine the purpose of marketing for business success, explain the difference between marketing and sales, explore effective ways to conduct marketing research, describe the four Ps and five Fs of marketing, identify ways to define a target market, explain product profiles and life cycles, examine various marketing vehicles and tactics, and discuss issues to consider when marketing on the Internet.

Secrets of Successful Healthcare Entrepreneurs

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. The stages of entrepreneurship, the various types of mentors that may helpful to entrepreneurs, and more detailed examination of specific characteristics will be discussed.

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Instructors & Support

Cyndie Koopsen

Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Caroline Young

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

More About

The Certificate in Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing consists of a total of six lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.

To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.

You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.

Expiration Date: 09/10/2020

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

When will I receive my certificate?

You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.

Will I be awarded continuing education hours for this course?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11

Is the course accredited?

Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

 

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (CNAs) & CERTIFIED HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIANS (CHTs)

The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

 

CERTIFIED MANAGED CARE NURSE (CMCN)

The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions’ ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

 

DIABETES EDUCATORS

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education.

 

NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).

 

NCBTMB

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider Number 451562-11)

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