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Wellness Coaching, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 3_CN_WELL

Control Number: 39477

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
FN C170Nutrition3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
HLTH C120Introduction to Wellness Coaching 13
HLTH C230Health Psychology 13
or PSYC C230 Health Psychology
Elective Courses
Select six units of the following:6
Introduction to the Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition and Disease
Nutrition through the Lifecycle
Nutrition through the Lifecycle
Physiology of Exercise 2
Fitness for Life
Fitness for Life
Exercise Testing and Prescription 2
Total Units18

Taking HLTH C120 Introduction to Wellness Coaching AND HLTH C230 Health Psychology or PSYC C230 Health Psychology will prepare you to take National Certification Exams.


Students wishing to gain the skills to be a Physical Trainer should take KIN C190 Physiology of Exercise AND KIN C289 Exercise Testing and Prescription. 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.