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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.).

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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 and be approved for this program before you can register. You will be prompted to begin the application if you add a section of this course to your cart and attempt to check out. If your application is approved, you will be able to register for the course from this page. 

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Section Title
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 29, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 02, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Aug 04, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Aug 07, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Su
Time
9:00AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Aug 08, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 11, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 12, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 18, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 19, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 25, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 01, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 02, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 08, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 15, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 22, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 23, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 29, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 06, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 07, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 20, 2021
Type
Classroom
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 21, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 28, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 03, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 04, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 10, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 17, 2021
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 18, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Dec 01, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Dec 09, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Dec 11, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Su
Time
9:00AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Dec 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
78.0
Location
  • Zoom
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $4,595.00 or 50% deposit Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 22, 2021
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