Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching

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Sarah H. Class of 2019, Military Servicemember


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The Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching includes four-week courses.
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Program Overview


Extend and improve your ability to coach patients through lifestyle and health changes by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching. This certificate program is designed for integrative health professionals, including physicians, nurses, chiropractors, nutritionists, pharmacists, acupuncture practitioners, naturopathy practitioners, physical fitness trainers, weight management coaches, and physical therapists, among others.

For admission to the graduate certificate program, students must meet all requirements for admission to a graduate degree program. For integrative practitioners and other interested individuals who are professionally prepared and licensed but may not have completed a bachelor’s degree, six of the eight courses are offered in partnership with WES Training and Development and may be taken for non-academic credit.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize how to use self-awareness tools to facilitate personal development and growth in yourself and in coaching clients.
  • Evaluate health coaching models and methods.
  • Recognize how to use exercises and tools to facilitate transition through coaching.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the core skills of motivational interviewing and when to use it, as well as why it is important for health coaching.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of EQ assessment tools and how assessment results are useful in the coaching practice.
  • Write a project focused research paper, which results in the development of a coaching application, tool, or training method.

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