Distance Educational Offerings

Please note the cancellation policy for all offerings listed below:

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

Online Course — Connecting with Patients for Tobacco Free Living

This is a 3.5 hour interactive distance education program available online. Educational content based upon actual cases is delivered through brief illustrative videos, self-guided selection activities, a voice-over slide presentation and interactive and animated exercises. The course is designed to engage the learner to recognize and select the most effective intervention elements and to integrate these best practices into clinical and educational practice.

Continuing Education Hours (CEH)

3.5 CEH for Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaches and/or Tobacco Treatment Simage-7b9108a5f3d1pecialists



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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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Additional Information

For more information on educational opportunities, please contact the Nicotine Education Program at 507-266-1093, 1-800-344-5984 (toll-free) or email ndep@mayo.edu . 

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