The nine-month program is comprised of four eight-week courses offered 100% online via a mix of scheduled 2.5-hour live-interaction classes, plus independent teaching and learning.
Learning modules within every course are designed to be completed in approximately 30 minutes or less.
Building Expertise in Health and Wellness (HPW 705)A detailed overview of health and wellness including wellness dimensions, exercise, nutrition, weight management, stress management, sleep, mindfulness, career satisfaction, financial wellness, relationship health, chronic disease management, alternative treatments, addictions and mental health. Introduction to peer-to-peer practice coaching.Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations (HPW 735)Specialized training in the application of behavior change theories, coaching structure and process. Preparing students to support individuals and groups to create and sustain health behavior change. Best practices in coaching concepts, techniques, and practical applications will be covered and demonstrated. Skill development is practiced through a peer-to-peer format. Book required: Coaching Psychology Manual
Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques (HPW 765) Specialized training to prepare coaches to employ advanced coaching techniques and practices including motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive-behavioral, and holistic approaches. Continued skill development is practiced through a peer-to-peer format. Books required: Coaching Psychology Manual; Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change – Second EditionHealth and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum (HPW 775) Supervised, pre-professional practice experience in health and wellness coaching. Provides specialized training, skill development and guidance, preparing students to enter the market and succeed. Intensive preparation on professional standards, ethics, assessment of clinical issues, use of digital tools, and referral strategies. Continued skill development is practiced through a peer-to-peer format. Books required: Coaching Psychology Manual; Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change – Second Edition
All classes meet via Zoom. Zoom Video Tutorial
Note: The summer session is only available for continuing education credit. If you want to earn graduate credit, you must enroll in the school-year program.