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This certificate focuses on the scienitifc approach to optimism and change. Learn the neuroscience behind why we think, feel and act the way we do, and the theoretical and practical approaches in positivity, optimism and well-being.

You'll experience deep learning through collaborative and experiential learning activities, and gain the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize positive psychology-based exercises, tools and strategies.

Program Structure

  • Fully online asynchronous (at your own pace each week) with lively discussion between fellow learners and meaningful feedback from our exceptional instructor team.
  • 23 weeks (154 hours) with approximately seven-10 hours each week.
  • Through a capstone project you will develop an initiative as part of your contribution to promoting well-being within the workplace, increasing the sustainability of your own progress while simultaneously benefiting your workplace and community.


  • The Positive Psychology certificate consists of 5 modules and must be taken in sequential order.

Virtual Information Sessions (via Zoom)

  • July 23, 2024  6pm EST
  • August 21, 2024  6pm EST
  • Please email to register for one of the above dates

Upcoming Dates

Fall 2024

  • Module 1: Exploration of the Fundamentals of Positive Psychology, Sept. 26 – Nov. 4, 2024
  • Module 2: Signature and Character Strengths, Nov. 18 – Dec. 16, 2024
  • Module 3: Self-Care, Jan. 6 – Feb. 3, 2025
  • Module 4: Quality Connections, Feb. 17 – March 17, 2025
  • Module 5: Growth Mindset, March 31 – May 5, 2025

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Positive psychology is not an alternate method of treating psychological disorders or mental illness and the Positive Psychology Certificate does not provide graduates the authority to practice psychology, offer psychological services, or use the word "psychologist" or "positive psychology" in their title or as part of services they may offer.