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Effective Strategies for Law Enforcement Health and Wellness (Online)   

This is an independent study, self-paced course.

Officers today experience an increased threat to personal safety, and a demand for greater accountability. This leads to a greater level of physical, mental, and emotional stress on officers and their families. Identifying and addressing risk factors to health and wellness is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies and the communities officers are called to serve.

This course will provide law enforcement officers with the seven dimensions of health and wellness – physical, emotional/mental, intellectual, social, spiritual/mindfulness, environmental and occupational – with an emphasis on individual risk and protective factors.

Each module provides information to navigate the current roles and pressures of law enforcement, health and wellness prevention, and intervention strategies for recognizing when to seek assistance.

Topics Include

  • Seven areas that create overall health and wellness
  • Risk factors in each area that could impact a healthy lifestyle
  • Steps to develop protective factors in each area for positive health and wellness
  • Pathways for establishing support
  • Practical steps for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • How law enforcement organizations can assist in developing and sustaining officer health and wellness


Law enforcement, military police, and other public safety employees

Course Length

8 hours

Online Details

Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.

You should plan to dedicate approximately 8 hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you will no longer have access.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable. I liked having handouts to take notes on. Easy to follow along with.” – K.D.
  • "I liked the way the course broke the module in seven dimensions and provided specifics on each." – B.B.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.




Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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