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Wellness Coaching, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_WELL
Control Number: 39477

This certificate trains individuals in the core competencies of the coaching profession, including skills in relationship-building, active listening, powerful questioning, goal-setting, positive psychology, and motivational interviewing. Enhanced knowledge in the areas of nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness practices are a vital part of the curriculum to prepare individuals to work in a variety of professional settings in the emerging field of Health and Wellness Coaching. This certificate focuses on empowering clients to make healthy lifestyle choices and lasting behavioral changes in order to optimize their health and well-being.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Assess client wellness within accepted professional standards and within the scope of practice.
  2. Implement comprehensive behavior change programs including the cognitive-, effective-, and psychomotor-learning domains.
  3. Comply with professional standards, ethics, and applicable laws and regulations regarding the practice of Wellness Coaching.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core:
FN C170Nutrition3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
HLTH C120Introduction to Wellness Coaching 13
HLTH C230Health Psychology3
Elective Courses6
Select six units from the following:
Introduction to the Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition and Disease
Nutrition through the Lifecycle 1
Physiology of Exercise
Fitness for Life 1, 2
Fitness for Life
Exercise Testing and Prescription 2
Total Units18