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Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Become a HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH

As a health and wellness coach, you will guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.

  • Do you crave the opportunity to make meaningful connections?
  • Are you inspired to help others create or sustain healthy behaviors?
  • Are you seeking a mid-career change or wanting to enhance your effectiveness in your current field?

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate might be for you!

Why choose the Health and Wellness Coaching program at UW-Stevens Point?

Our program maintains your work-life balance and is designed with busy professionals in mind. You will engage in live online classes and mentoring with experienced health and wellness experts and build relationships with peers in an empowering cohort learning community.
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Health and Wellness Coaching

Info Sessions

Ready to learn more about the Health and Wellness Coaching program at UW-Stevens Point? Join us for an informational session (30-45 minutes). We will discuss program details including schedule, class formats, course focus, and accreditation.
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Our application guide outlines everything you need to do to submit your application.
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INFO SESSIONS

Ready to learn more about the Health and Wellness Coaching program at UW-Stevens Point?
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Courses

Find a program that is flexible, affordable and fits your lifestyle.
Courses
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Tuition

Our NBHWC-accredited program provides a better return on your investment with high-caliber academics and degrees of distinction that help advance your career.
Tuition

Two Pathways for Your Journey

Earn a certificate following your preferred pathway. Both options equally prepare you to sit for the NBHWC exam and become a certified health and wellness coach.
80 CECs

Professional Continuing Education

No prerequisites or bachelor’s degree required
12 credits

Graduate Credit

Credits may transfer to master’s programs
“Health and Wellness Coaching is the change agent that shifts the culture and delivery of healthcare from dependency to empowerment.”
National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching

Flexible Options to Fit Your Schedule

The Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program is unique because our focus is on you and your practical skill development. You will gain marketable skills, empowering you to help others create and sustain healthy behavior change.

100% Online

A blend of online virtual classroom and streaming videos. No travel required!

Professional Connections

Engage in classes, projects, events and mentoring with experienced health and wellness experts. Build relationships with peers in an empowering cohort learning community.

In-Demand Skills

Learn the coaching skills required to transform your career.

Accelerated Learning

Complete your certificate in as few as five (5) months. Most classes are completed in eight (8) weeks.

Important Dates

View important dates for admitted students, info sessions and application deadlines.

By the Numbers

Health and Wellness Coaching

92Percent
92% of our graduates pass the NBHWC certification exam on the first attempt. Nationally, 83% of all test-takers pass the NBHWC exam annually.
16 Weeks
Complete the program in as few as 16 weeks
12 or 80
Earn 12 Graduate Credits or 80 Continuing Education Credits

Join a Community of Wellness Trailblazers

National Wellness Institute

National Wellness Institute Partnership

A partnership between two national leaders in wellness is setting the new standard in advancing academic and professional development in health and wellness coaching. The National Wellness Institute enriches professionals’ lives and careers with competencies and connections to promote inclusive multi–dimensional wellness through its membership, annual National Wellness Conference, Certified Wellness Practitioner credential and diverse educational offerings.
National Wellness Institute partnership

Birthplace of Wellness

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considered the birthplace of wellness, establishing the first college degree wellness program in the world. UW-Stevens Point became the first degree program in the U.S. to be accredited by the National Wellness Institute in 2010. The National Wellness Institute was founded at UW-Stevens Point and still maintains a close relationship with our academic program.
National Wellness Institute

NWI Membership

One-year Individual National Wellness Institute membership included for all students! ($150 value) Free access to: Monthly wellness webinars Valuable online tools and resources Member newsletter A community of well-minded professionals Member-only discounts on: NWI Certificate programs and continuing education courses National Wellness Conference registration Association health and life insurance Other Preferred Provider products and services
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Meet your Faculty and Staff

You will work with national board-certified coaches as you observe and lead weekly practice coaching sessions. Our coaching experts have experience working industry, health care, veterans’ services, coaching organizations, and private practice.
Brian Krolczyk

Brian Krolczyk

  • Assistant Professor – Health Sciences and Wellness
  • Executive Health – MBA
  • Director – UWSP-NWI Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program
Jennifer Hess

Jennifer Hess

  • Associate Director – Continuing Education and Outreach
  • Program Manager – Health and Wellness Coaching
715-346-4782
Yvette Mari Robles

Yvette Marí Robles

  • Associate Lecturer – Health and Wellness Coaching
“I am so grateful for the knowledge, experience, and training I received from the university’s Health Coaching program and for the continued friendships and supports systems I have created that have stemmed from our cohort.”
Sarah Burby, MA, NBC-HWC, BCBA

Accreditation

NBHWC Accreditation

NBHWC Accreditation

The UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed the UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to become a certified coach. NBHWC Exam Prep Course