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Wellness Coaching Interest Area

Health promotion majors can include a wellness coaching emphasis while working on their health promotion degree.

What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness coaching is a growing profession rooted in applied behavioral science and adult development, which has recently incorporated positive psychology.

Behavioral scientists have demonstrated that one-on-one coaching is one of the most effective methods to assist individuals in making and maintaining positive changes in their lives. The bond between a coach and a client provides significant support, guidance, and motivation for making positive changes. A coach helps clients realize their full potential by focusing on their values, vision, and goals and supporting them toward their realization.

Which Courses Can I Take to Learn About Wellness Coaching?

  • HLTH 1100 Stress Management (3)
  • HLTH 2400 Mind/Body Wellness (3)
  • HLTH 3200 Methods in Health Education (3)
  • HLTH 4700 Wellness Coaching (3)

In these courses, you will:

  • Develop International Coaching Federation (ICF) core coaching competencies
  • Practice and refine your wellness coaching skills using best practice standards and evidence-based research
  • Prepare for the Wellcoaches/ACSM® course and certification
  • Enhance your marketable skill sets and gain a competitive edge to meet the demands of the workplace.


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