Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate
This online delivery (synchronous and asynchronous portions) certificate program is for students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the allied health field. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of health and wellness coaching for both individuals and groups with a focus on behavior change consistent with improved health outcomes. The program provides an opportunity to learn and practice evidence based health coaching techniques with an emphasis on effective communication respecting individual client preferences and ethical practices.
Our online program is ideal for:
- Doctors, nurses, and physical/occupational therapists
- Current and prospective allied health care professionals
- Fitness professionals
- Public health professionals
- Athletic coaches
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(2 courses for 2 semesters)
For Marymount University alumni, this program qualifies for eligible students to receive the $6000 Saints Grant for graduate students. For more information, visit Financial Aid.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Function independently as a health and wellness coach, managing clients across the spectrum of disease and health.
- Integrate the many dimensions of wellness to provide skilled advisement to clients, focused on the whole-person approach
- Apply best available evidence and ethical principles in health and wellness coaching to support client centered decision-making
- Communicate effectively with clients exhibiting care, compassion and empathy respecting individual client differences
Students will need a BS in an allied health field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
For more information or to register click here: https://marymount.edu/academics/college-of-health-and-education/school-of-health-sciences/graduate-programs
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Program Curriculum Snapshot
HPR 505 Foundations in Health & Wellness (3 credits) The goal of this course is to help students acquire knowledge on the foundations of health and wellness topics. The areas of study will include exercise prescription, health promotion, disease prevention, risk factors for disease and the impact of chronic disease on the whole person. Minimum grade B-
HPR 515 Health and Wellness Coaching Principles (3 credits) This course focuses on skills necessary for effective interaction and communication with individuals across the wellness spectrum, with the emphasis on coaching process and techniques. This course offers both didactic and practical experiences in the field of health and wellness coaching. Minimum grade B-
HPR 516 Healthy Behaviors (3 credits) This course will introduce the student to the healthy behavior recommendations and resources currently offered by leading government and health agencies. Specifically, the student will learn the basics of healthy behavior change with a core understanding of weight management, healthy eating, adequate hydration, sleep habits, mental health/stress management and physical activity recommendations.(Prereq: 505 and 515) Minimum grade B-
HPR 597 Health & Wellness Coaching Practicum (1 credit) This course is a practicum, providing 8 weeks of health and wellness coaching practice both in and outside of the classroom for both individual and group settings. Students will hone coaching skills with instructor, peer and client feedback sessions. Both in person and online coaching methodologies will be employed. (Prereq: HPR 505 and HPR 515, co-requisite HPR 516) Minimum grade B-
A minimum grade of B- is needed to receive credit for a course in the certificate. All graduate students in the College of Health and Education must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 at the end of any semester will be placed on academic probation. Students must bring their cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher within the next semester or be dismissed.
Title IV federal financial aid is not available for the certificate program unless it is included in the M.S. in Public Health Education and Promotion.