Course Description:

Our Health Risk Assessment course is a narrated educational video course designed to provide information regarding the determination of an individual’s overall holistic health status without the expensive and often time consuming medical examinations and diagnostic testing. At the end of each module there are review questions to test the learner’s understanding of the information provided. Our Health Risk Assessment is based off easily obtained measurements that include vital signs, weight & height measurements and various circumferential measurements (wrist, neck, waist, hip) that are used in different combinations in numerous anthropometric calculations such as the BMI (body mass index) & BRI (body roundness index). The HRA can flag early warning signs of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and more. For definitive diagnoses, see a doctor. The HRA’s easy-to-understand health report takes the mystery out of getting healthy. Organizations can set clear program goals based on concrete data. Individuals can clearly understand their risks and how to improve. In the workplace, a HRA-backed wellness initiative will increase productivity, retention rates, and job satisfaction. It’ll decrease sick time, healthcare costs, and short-term disability Upon the completion of this course you will understand the science and mathematics used in the algorithms to determine an individual’s risk of various medical complications such as apoxia and heart disease and their overall health classification.

Health risk assessments are widely distributed among workforce and health plan populations. Each anthropometric measurement when taken individually can have inherent inaccuracies (such as BMI that does not differentiate between an individual who has a normal build and a muscular build). Thus any individual anthropometric assessment taken alone can give misleading results at times (depending on the particular measurements taken) but when multiple assessments are completed a powerful tool for the healthcare practitioner is created for assessing an individual’s health status without the need for more expensive diagnostic examinations. So when multiple assessments do indicate that an individual has significant findings then the HRA can serve as an indicator of medical necessity for more expensive diagnostic tests. Finally, a HRA can save a workplace and/or insurance carrier money and help motivate an individual to take more responsibility in achieving an improved health status through a quick and simple examination that can readily be accomplished with minimal effort.

This course will teach you how to correctly implement all techniques & procedures used during an HRA and how to make sound and professional interpretations of the results. It will also ensure your competence in the use of all evaluative instruments required during an HRA. These instruments and procedures are peer reviewed for reliability, validity, and widely accepted in industrial rehabilitation. You will be trained to administer and produce an individualized HRA report that meets today’s medical standards. The webFCE Software will be utilized during the course as a training tool.

Satisfactory course completion as an assessment of learned outcomes includes:

  • Participation of our 3 hour educational course and live demo.
  • Knowledge of the HRA Procedure Manual.
  • Performance and critique of a Health Risk Assessment.
  • Completion of certification examination with a score of 70% or better.

Course Rationale:

The purpose of this course is to provide comprehensive and up to date research based information to medical professionals who are interested in performing health risk assessments and to widen the scope of the services they provide to the injured and non injured population. A good knowledge base of what an HRA encompasses & its purposes will arm clinicians and clinic managers with the ability to understand when an HRA is appropriate and how to communicate that information with referral sources (ie. physicians, lawyers, case managers, hospitals and work wellness programs).

Course Objectives:

To provide learner information regarding:

  • How to perform an HRA to encompass validity and reliability to support your examination findings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various measurements & test procedures/components to perform an accurate HRA.
  • Implement and use the various anthropometric measurements, vital signs and self report questionnaires conducted during a HRA to create a comprehensive and professional medical report.
  • Identify and select the accepted evidence based HRA testing methodologies within the literature.
  • Incorporate standardized tests and measures to meet the highest of HRA documentation standards.
  • Compare and analyze the latest HRA performance techniques from peer reviewed literature.
  • Exposure to Return of Investment aspects in Work Wellness programs.
  • Correctly administer and record vital signs and various bodily measurements used in the HRA to insure accuracy of report findings.
  • Understand the information obtained from self report questionnaires such as Mental & physical health functioning and lifestyle habits.
  • Be proficient in the of the implementation of the webFCE HRA software.

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, Chiropractors, Exercise Physiologists, Medical Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Athletic Trainers.

Training Cost:

$99 per person – on demand (pre-recorded); $299 per person – Live in person; $199 per person – Live Webinar.

Contact Hours/CEU:

3 hours/3 CEUs.


Anthony Mela, DO [Board Certified in Family Medicine]