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HealthCorps Receives Accreditation of its HealthCorps University Training Program from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

Press Release – WASHINGTON, D.C. March 6, 2019 —ICE accredited HealthCorps’ HealthCorps University training program for a multi-year period, expiring December 2023 during its recent meeting.

Founded in 2003, by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps.org is a national 501 (c) 3 dedicated to strengthening communities with an innovative approach to health and wellness to help build the next generation’s mental and physical resilience.

HealthCorps’ program and curriculum are comprised of simple, easily- adoptable skills in resilience, nutrition, and physical activity. Achieving whole health doesn’t have to be complicated, and the fundamentals provided last a lifetime.

Since its inception, HealthCorps has impacted over 2.5 million American high school students.

HealthCorps received ICE accreditation of its HealthCorps University training program by submitting an application to demonstrate the program’s compliance with ICE 1100 – Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. ICE 1100 was first published in 2009 as the first standard for assessment-based certificate programs. It is an American National Standard (ANS), and ICE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer.

The HealthCorps University certificate program accredited by ICE, is an eight-hour, assessment-based training that gives participants the tools and techniques needed to facilitate the HealthCorps content. Attendees participate in a guided discovery of HealthCorps’ curriculum, engage in live lesson demonstrations, and workshop through real-life content application.

The HealthCorps University in-person training experience includes:

  • Overview of the digital wellness curriculum
  • Interactive activity demonstrations in nutrition, fitness, & resilience
  • Learning the art of tailoring. No two wellness goals are alike!
  • The key components to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Hint: Simplify!
  • Post-training assessment for those seeking a certificate

In addition to the skills-based training for educators, HealthCorps offers wellness programming and classes focusing on self-care, sharable wellness skills, and the importance of personal health. The HealthCorps staff adapts lessons from the HealthCorps curriculum to cover topics including mental resilience, nutrition, and physical fitness.

About HealthCorps

HealthCorps is a 501 (c)(3) that works in high need high schools to give teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to strengthen communities with the most innovative approaches to health and wellness to help the next generation be more resilient, both mentally and physically.

HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought.


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