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:
- Assess client wellness within accepted professional standards and within the scope of practice.
- Implement comprehensive behavior change programs including the cognitive-, effective-, and psychomotor-learning domains.
- 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.
|HLTH C100||Personal Health||3|
|HLTH C120||Introduction to Wellness Coaching 1||3|
|HLTH C230||Health Psychology||3|
|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|
or PE C201
|Fitness for Life|
|Exercise Assessment and Program Implementation 2|
Taking HLTH C120 Introduction to Wellness Coaching AND KIN C201 Fitness for Life/PE C201 Fitness for Life OR FN C225 Nutrition and Aging will prepare you to take National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches.
Students wishing to gain the skills to be a Physical Trainer should take KIN C201 Fitness for Life/PE C201 Fitness for Life AND KIN C289 Exercise Assessment and Program Implementation. These courses will prepare you to take National Certification Exams offered by agencies, such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association or the American Council on Exercise.