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Wellness Certificate

Let Drury help you achieve your goals!

In partnership with the Rural Community Advancement Program and Delta Regional Authority, Drury CCPS is offering a certificate in wellness for only $25 for citizens of Howell County. This certificate is available almost entirely online for 16 weeks and includes the following:

  • Stress management – learn valuable tips and techniques on relaxation and stress management
  • Exercise – learn how to develop an exercise routine that works for you
  • Healthy cooking classes
  • Share your success with others – find ways to incorporate what you’ve learned in your work and home life

For more info, please call (417) 257-5700.

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  • Second Offering of Wellness Certificate Program
  • Student Success Story
  • Second Offering of Wellness Certificate Program

    Drury University's College of Continuing Professional Studies in West Plains in partnership with the Rural Community Advancement Program and Delta Regional Authority, is pleased to announce a second offering of the Wellness Certificate Program.

    The program will kick off with a "Welcome to Wellness" Workshop on March 7th, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Drury West Plains located at 401 Washington Avenue. The workshop will cover topics such as mental health, stress management, physical exercise, and proper nourishment. A healthy cooking workshop will follow later in March. The program also utilizes the Cleveland Clinic's online Stress Free Now! and Key Concepts of Wellness.

    The Wellness Certificate Program is only $25 ($15 for students) and covers all components of the program, as well as 7-day pass to Anytime Fitness in West Plains, completion gift and a signed certificate of completion.

    For more information, please call Drury University West Plains at (417) 257-5700.

  • Wellness Certificate Changes Lives

    Jim McGee, Administrator of South Howell County Ambulance District, was among the first class complete the certificate. For him, the timing of the program was particularly well-suited.

    "I was diagnosed as a type II diabetic about a month after the class. It was quite a shock to me. The diet information and the presented resources played a pivotal role in changing the 'way' and the 'what' I ate. To date, I have lost 30 pounds and am able to keep my blood sugar under control without medications."

    McGee said his lifestyle has permanently changed as a result of participation in the program; he attributed a portion of his success to the support shown by the Drury University Staff, the knowledge of the certificate instructors, and collaboration with other individuals in the community. When asked if he would recommend the certificate, McGee said, "Yes. Our culture is overwhelmed with information via the internet. The certificate program blends focused information from the internet (and) a day long format where you interact with people in your community who you know and care about. You network with people you see at the grocery store and have coffee with. I hope to see this course continue am a more informed person because of it."