Distance Educational Offerings

Please note our Cancellation Policy for all offerings listed below:

  • Once registration and payment have been confirmed, there are no cancellation opportunities.

Online Course — Creativity and Curiosity

Creativity and Curiosity is an online mini course utilizing Blackboard Learn. Students may take this course at their own pace and leisure. There are no prerequisites or special criteria for participants, and it can be accessed on a Windows or Macintosh computer.

The course is designed for people who work with clients and patients for health behavior change. It will explore the work of Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology. The course entails reading two brief articles and visiting Dr. Seligman’s website. Completing a brief quiz will confirm your eligibility to receive a Continuing Education Hours (CEH) certificate.


  1. Discuss Dr. Seligman's work in positive psychology and the resources available for Wellness Coaches and other professionals at Authentic Happiness.
  2. Define the strengths of Creativity and Curiosity, and explore with clients ways to build these strengths and use them more often in daily life.

Continuing Education Hours

2 hours toward recertification for Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaches, and 1.0 hours toward recertification for Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialists.


Standard registration — $40.00

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Webcast — Tobacco and Youth

  • Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time)

This one-hour webcast will use didactic presentation and discussion to deliver an overview of current research into youth tobacco use, treatment and prevention.


  1. Describe prevalence and changing patterns of tobacco use among young people in the United States.
  2. Discuss factors that predispose young people to addiction.
  3. Describe effective prevention and treatment methods.

Continuing Education Hours

1.0 hour for renewal of Wellness Certification and/or Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification



Registration deadline is Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (CST)

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Additional Information

For more information on educational opportunities, please contact the Nicotine Education Program at 507-266-1093 or toll-free, 1-800-344 5984.