Training the Trainers:
HealthCorps University

HealthCorps University is train-the-trainer professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ curriculum to their organization, whether it’s a school system, community group or corporation.

Like the Living Labs, HCU is rooted in the three pillars of the HealthCorps’ curriculum: nutrition, fitness and mental resilience. HCUs provide a scalable yet impactful model for creating an organizational cultural shift toward healthy living. Utilizing the HealthCorps curriculum, which is aligned to National Health Education Standards, creates a strong foundation from which HCU trainees are provided turnkey skills and concepts to integrate the HealthCorps curriculum into their current programming.


Not Your Average Program: HCU’s Tailored Approach

HCU can be implemented by any school or organization that aims to advance health and wellness, yet no two HCUs are exactly the same. HealthCorps leadership customizes each training to develop sessions that best fit site-specific needs. Clients choose between our many training options, which range from our shorter modular trainings to our basic 1 day certificate program to our even longer, more intensive sustainability trainings that provide ongoing trainings, technical assistance and support over multiple months or even years. Contact us to begin building your customized HCU today.

HCU Assessment-Based Certificate Program

The Elements of a HealthCorps University and Certification

The certificate program offered by HealthCorps University is an intense and productive 1 day training accompanied by a standardized assessment to ensure trainees have a thorough understanding of the HealthCorps approach. Trainees will be provided with a background on the HealthCorps organization and programs, participate in group activities, fun fitness demonstration, craft individual goals and strategies, and participate in curriculum lesson simulations.

All HCU participants receive the following support and resources:

  • Initial meeting to assess organizational needs
  • A 1-2 day in-person HCU training
  • HealthCorps curriculum, supplemental materials and branded giveaways
  • Access to online tools and resources, such as
  • One year of virtual professional development and support from HealthCorps
  • Membership to a national HCU alumni network


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Out & About: HCU at Camp

We brought HealthCorps University (HCU) to Camp Pennbrook, an all girls camp serving ages 9-23, in Summer 2013.

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