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Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Moravian University and Happiness Studies Academy


The pursuit of happiness is widely considered one of the ultimate goals in life.  Join Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, former Harvard University professor, and best-selling author and lecturer for a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to teaching the science of happiness. Tal's Happiness Studies modules are 100% online and can be completed in one year.  Upon completing the non-credit program you will earn the Certificate in Happiness Studies, equipping you with knowledge and tools to promote happiness in various contexts, including the personal, social, professional, and societal domains. 

Graduates of the HSA Program are granted LIFETIME access to cutting-edge research, educational content, and training materials to foster development and continuing education.

Now enrolling for the cohort beginning June 6, 2023.  
Total cost: $3,900
Save 12% with code: MUHAPPY
Gain immediate access to Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar LIVE students' webinars every Thursday.
Automatically become part of the HSA Alumni & Business Club for bonus activities with guest speakers, annual retreats, and more! (no extra fee)

Join us for the free, live webinar Introducing the Certificate in Happiness Studies on Monday, June 5 at 4:00 pm EST 

Program Overview

Graduates of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program may enhance their personal lives and careers, in any field of work. Some examples include:

  • Management and Human Resources: The principles of happiness studies enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee well-being. This increases productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduces absenteeism and turnover.
  • Education: Incorporating happiness into the curriculum and using happiness-based teaching methods improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.
  • Behavioral Health: Happiness interventions and training can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall well-being.


  • Introduction to Happiness Studies: An in-depth examination of the interplay between the spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional aspects of life (SPIRE model).
  • Facilitating Happiness: A practical exploration of evidence-based strategies and techniques for enhancing wellbeing.


Earn 40 IF recertification CCEs
30 Core Competencies
10 Resource Development

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Jennifer Pagliaroli

Associate Director, Corporate-Education Partnerships
Moravian University