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We know you’re busy and we have your wellness in mind.

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.

Course Descriptions

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 Edition

Health 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

Schedules

2022-23 Program Schedule (9-month program)

Sept. 7-Oct. 26 Building Expertise in Health and Wellness
(meets via Zoom Wednesdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
Nov. 2-Dec. 21 Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations
(meets via Zoom Wednesdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
Jan. 25-March 15 Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques
(meets via Zoom Wednesdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
March 29-May 17 Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum
(meets via Zoom Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00 p.m., CT)

Summer 2023 Program Schedule (accelerated 16-week program)

May 16-June 8 Building Expertise in Health and Wellness (meets via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
June 13-July 6 Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations (meets via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
July 11-Aug. 3 ​Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques (meets via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)
Aug. 9-31 Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum (meets via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-7 p.m., CT)

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.