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Course Description

Emory Continuing Education's 20 week Online Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program prepares students to utilize evidence-based relational & behavior change skills & approaches, in a variety of settings, which help improve health & wellbeing for individuals, groups & organizations. This course is a hybrid certificate combining live online & self-paced curriculum coupled with weekly coaching practice sessions. A development-focused evaluation & individual feedback from faculty who are experienced health & wellness coaches will add to the value of the experience. Emphasis is placed on the foundational knowledge & practical skills of the coaching process standards & competencies of the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC).

Note: Students wishing to withdraw from this course must make a request in writing at least ten (10) business days prior to the course start date in order to receive a refund. No refunds will be provided after that time. Transfers to future sections will require a fee as specified in the course Terms & Conditions. 

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Course Outline

Lessons by class title:

  • Intro to Health Coach I 
  • Intro to Health Coach II
  • Opening Weekend (Setting You up for Success)
  • Health & Wellness Coaching Structure Part I, 2, 3 and 4
  • Routine and Ongoing Sessions
  • Active Experimentation & Self Discovery
  • Emotional Intelligence/Client Emotions and Energy
  • Revisiting Active Listening
  • Expand the Conversation
  • Psychology: Increasing Positive Psychological Resources; Improving Support
  • Terminating the Coaching Program
  • Review Coaching Structure/Process/Map & Skills
  • Legal and Ethics Part I
  • Legal and Ethics Part II
  • Clinical Basics
  • Health & Wellness Lifestyles
  • Health Coaching Opportunities
  •  Setting You up for Success, Next Steps
  • Clinical Basics Q&A
  • Professional Panel
  • Self-care for coaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Legal/Ethics (professional development focus)
  • Becoming an NBC-HWC
  • Next Steps

Lessons in Health and Wellness:

Promoting Health & Wellness, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Basics of Nutrition, Cholesterol Testing, Diabetes, Evidence Based Nutrition, Exercise & Physical Activity, Hypertension, Inflammation, Mental Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Sleep Basics, Cardiovascular Disease, Tobacco Use, Weight Management

Learner Outcomes

After this program, students will be able to:
  • Design/practice coaching relationships & structure to support clear, productive roles/responsibilities for the coach & client
  • Outline/facilitate coaching processes & evidence-based techniques to support client-centered discovery, self-efficacy, autonomy & setting & meeting goals
  • Practice coaching skills one-on-one demonstrating mindful/client-centered listening, open inquiry, effective variations of reflections, action planning & goal setting
  • Describe/utilize communication techniques that support enhanced client motivation & facilitate the client's desired & lasting behavior change
  • Identify/discuss fundamentals of positive psychology which commonly impact client motivation & goal attainment
  • Identify/practice assessing the stages of change & common effective coaching techniques for various stages
  • Apply mindfulness practices to their own coaching presence/model or coach them with clients when appropriate
  • Recognize common signs, symptoms, evidence-based management & the impact of holistic care in chronic diseases
  • Describe/understand the guidelines for evidence-based complimentary care & lifestyle behaviors that impact human health & wellness including exercise, nutrition, tobacco use, substance abuse, stress management, sleep & social connections
  • Describe settings where health coaches work & illustrate a clear understanding of the field & scope of practice
  • Recognize/effectively make appropriate referrals for client needs/services outside their own scope of practice
  • Summarize components/importance of legal factors in coaching to include confidentiality, record keeping, HIPAA considerations, licensure & familiarity with differing local regulations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Application

Name
Health & Wellness Certificate Application
Instructions
You must submit your application before you can register. Your application does not have to be approved before you register.
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Section Title
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 02, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 07, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Feb 09, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Feb 11, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Su
Time
9:00AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Feb 12, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 21, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 23, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 28, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 02, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 07, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 14, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 16, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 21, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 23, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 28, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 04, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 06, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 11, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 18, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 20, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 25, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 02, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 04, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 09, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 11, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 16, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 18, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 23, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 30, 2023
Type
Triad Practice
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jun 01, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jun 06, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2023
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Su
Time
9:00AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Jun 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
78.0
Location
  • Zoom (Eastern Time)
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $4,995.00 or 50% deposit Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 26, 2023
Section Notes

Sessions marked as "Triad Practice" represent practice triads - students meet with their groups, not an instructor. All dates mandatory. 

 

In addition to the dates listed in the above schedule, students will be required to meet with a mentor 5 times throughout the program. These meetings are referred to as Mentored Triads and are assigned based on instructor availability. The schedule for Mentored Triads will not be posted until after class begins as it is determined by the number of students enrolled. All Mentored Triads are mandatory and cannot be changed once posted. Mentored Triads may meet any evening, Monday through Friday as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. The date ranges for mentored triads are as follows:

  1. Mar 6 - 12
  2. Mar 27 - Apr2
  3. Apr 24 - 30
  4. May 22 - 28
  5. Jun 5 - 11
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