Academic Catalogs

Wellness Coaching, Certificate of Achievement


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. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • 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 and Aging 1
Physiology of Exercise
Fitness for Life 1, 2
Fitness for Life
Exercise Assessment and Program Implementation 2
Total Units18