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Health and Wellness Coach Training

Learn to combine the power of science-based coaching competencies to help people make lasting improvements to their health and well-being. Help face some of the toughest challenges of our times: the epidemics of obesity, sedentary lifestyles, stress, depression, poor nutrition, and ever-rising healthcare costs. Behavior change starts in minds and hearts, learn to help clients develop the mindsets needed to navigate the difficult path of changing lifestyles for good.

What is Health Coaching?

Health and wellness coaches facilitate a partnership and change process that enables clients to change their mindsets and develop and sustain behaviors proven to improve health and well-being, going beyond what they have been able to do alone. When training is combined with coaching, patients, customers and employees increased their productivity by an average of 88%, as compared to 22% with training alone. Health professionals who become Certified Health and Wellness Coaches have increased job opportunities and greater probability of making a positive impact on the lives of their clients and patients. Earning a certification endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) means that you have the knowledge and appropriate level of professional recognition to hold a legitimate place on the health care continuum. It makes you more attractive to large corporate organizations, public health departments, insurance companies, physician offices, wellness programs, athletic centers and should positively impact your compensation.

The Core Coach Training program leads towards two distinct pathways for Certification: Certified Personal Coach or Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Your formal education and professional experience will determine your eligibility.

Prerequisites can be found at Wellcoaches School's site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Health professionals
  • Counselors and therapists
  • Health educators
  • Athletes and athletic professionals
  • Those looking for a career transition

Program Modules

Module 1: Core Coach Training

The Core Coach Training Curriculum is the combination of an 18-week teleclass and 10-hour habits e-course.

 

You will:

  • Describe/apply key ingredients and dynamics to facilitate lasting change
  • Elicit mindful self-awareness and insights
  • Apply self-determination theory and motivational interviewing techniques to support clients in uncovering the autonomous motivation needed for change
  • Leverage the science of positive psychology to help clients apply their strengths and gain the capacity to adapt to setbacks
  • Help clients develop self-efficacy and resilience
  • Learn how and when to provide expert advice or referrals to enable just-in-time learning of knowledge and skills
  • Apply principles of goal-setting theory to help clients design engaging visions and goals that spur them to go beyond what they can do alone

Cohorts begin in January, March, May, July, September and November in each calendar year. After registration, you can indicate which class day/time you prefer to attend regularly.

Module 2: Advanced Group Practice

To further develop your skills, this module offers several live classes and e-courses to deepen your understanding of the concepts and skills presented in the Core course. Topics such as Organize Your Emotions, Organize Your Mind, Wellness Visions, and Generative Moments will include additional demonstrations and practice opportunities.

Module 3: Skills Application and Assessment

To demonstrate your learning, and to pursue Wellcoaches Certification, the third module is focused on the application of learning. This includes a multiple choice written exam, a 30-minute oral exam, and three 1-hour individual mentoring sessions to prepare you for the oral exam. This module is required to become a Certified Wellcoach.

Module 4: Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches

As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. This 18-hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, provides education on key healthy lifestyle topics such as brain health and basic biometrics, from leading experts. This module is not required for Wellcoaches Certification but is required if you wish to be eligible to take the National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach exam through the ICHWC.

 

For more information, contact our Customer Care Team at (904) 620-4200 or unfce@unf.edu

 

 

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