Please note: This program is not currently accepting new applicants. 

College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP) Program

We have watched with excitement over the past few years as program participants have progressed through the CHWP curriculum, designed to provide critical insight and leadership skills relevant to college health and wellness management. At the ACHA 2021 annual meeting, the Leadership Institute Advisory Committee had good discussion around how to promote and advance the CHWP program. As we continued these discussions throughout the summer and into fall 2021 semester, it became evident that bigger changes were needed in order in order to sustain the level of educational quality that the program initially entailed. Thus, in order to further evaluate the evolving needs of learners and align the delivery of this education with ACHA's latest strategic goals, the advisory committee, in consultation with ACHA's executive leadership, has decided to pause the program. We are also pivoting from referring to the CHWP as a “certification” and a professional credential that must be maintained and renewed. Rather, we want to think of the CHWP as a one-time certificate awarded based on completion of a prescribed program of study.

All participants who have either graduated or were actively enrolled have been emailed with details and the option to complete the program, as applicable. We want to thank each of them for participating in the CHWP program. We look forward to the evolution of the educational portfolio of the Leadership Institute as ACHA continues to grow, and ACHA members can be assured that professional development for leaders in our field will always be something that we offer.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Pitrone,