Do you want to help others improve their health by teaching tools and habits for maintaining wellness? The Health and Wellness Coaching certificate is for individuals who are motivated to lead healthier lives, be centered in their wellness, and inspire others to do the same.
Health and Wellness Coach
Certificate of Excellence – 200 hour
September 17, 2021
October 4, 2021
At the core of this program is a belief in the mind-body-spirit connection and that each of us has a deep, inner knowing. When we connect with that knowing, we can achieve our individual health and wellness goals that are connected with our values! You will learn:
- how to structure individual coaching sessions and the journey of the coaching relationship
- techniques and processes for developing and maintaining relationships with your clients
- how to support goal-setting and personal growth, and guide the behavior modification needed to succeed
- the basics of health and wellness, including necessary changes for preventing and recovering from disease and avoiding risky behaviors
- how to help your clients find their passions, improve their performance, overcome obstacles and enhance their quality of life
Opportunities for health & wellness coaches are expanding! Doctor’s offices, insurance companies, corporate human resource departments and many more industries are acknowledging a need for support from a health & wellness coach for their employees. We also provide lifetime entrepreneurial support and mentoring for both online and on campus students through Our Success Center for those interested in beginning or expanding their own profitable, private practice.
Become a Health and Wellness Coach
The Health and Wellness Coaching program aligns with the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and prepares graduates to work with clients to support self-directed and person-centered changes that promote a sense of ownership and lasting change.
Our 200-Hour Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate of Excellence is Available Online & On Campus
Foundations of Wellness Coaching
Health & wellness coaches partner with clients seeking to enhance their well-being by effecting lasting changes, aligned with their values. This Foundation course focuses on developing the coach-client relationship necessary for client-centered wellness coaching.
Professional Wellness Coaching & Ethics
This course builds on the foundation of wellness coaching in order to incorporate wellbeing assessments, specific behavior change models, and the ethics of health & wellness coaching. You’ll learn about the importance of communicating with the health care team and how to be part of the research process for establishing codes for medical billing. You will practice with tools for tracking behavior change and the moving goal posts that clients experience during a health crisis.
Advanced Wellness Coaching 1
In this course you will experience coaching groups of people. You’ll examine the group mindset, process, and motivation. You’ll practice establishing trust and relationship within the group, conducting activities, creating group accountability without shame, listening and sharing, and holding space for difficult conversations. You’ll explore the stages of group dynamics, options for continuing support, and ways to celebrate completion. In order to practice these skills, you’ll hold space for a support group on a topic of your choosing, relevant to your experience and qualifications.
Advanced Wellness Coaching 2
In this course, you’ll learn advanced coaching skills and techniques, including motivational interviewing. Together with your classmates, you’ll discuss issues that arise as you coach volunteer clients. You’ll support each other through the decision-making process that occurs during each unique health and wellness coaching session.
Anatomy of Wellness
In this course, you will review the normal structure and function of the human body as a living organism, the relationship of its parts, and how these systems interact with mind, body, and spirit. While exploring how the body works to maintain homeostasis, you will explore the stages of change for smoking cessation, alcohol consumption, healthy weight, and exercise.
This course examines common pathologies and the diet and lifestyle changes that are often prescribed to manage those conditions. You’ll explore the struggles that frustrate people living with these conditions as well as tools for supporting them through those struggles. Conditions covered include diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, immune conditions, arthritis, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, osteoporosis, and thyroid conditions.
NBHWC Exam Prep
While preparing for the NBHWC Exam, you will also harness their GRIT for test taking. The test content review includes Health & Wellness, Coaching Structure, Ethics/Legal, and Coaching Process. Test-taking GRIT includes mindset, emotional regulation during testing, transfer of knowledge to new contexts, and specific strategies for maximizing your score.
SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.