Health and Wellness Coaching

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Health and Wellness Coaching is designed to prepare students for employment as a health and wellness coach. Health and wellness coaches facilitate client-driven goal-setting, self-discovery, active learning, and accountability using behavior change theories. The program is designed to equip students to apply communication and motivational strategies to improve overall health and well-being.

This certificate is designed to prepare students who have completed or are in pursuit of an associate degree for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification Exam.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Health and Wellness Coaching (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

Enrollment in an associate degree or permission of Program Director.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Must have an associate degree to take the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification Exam.

What You'll Learn
  • Develop a client-centered communication style purposed on promoting health, wellness, and overall well-being. (HWC101, HWC290)
  • Demonstrate effective, evidence-based coaching strategies to positively impact behavior change and resolve ambivalence. (HWC101, HWC290)
  • Develop a working familiarity of current evidence-based recommendations in the areas of health promotion and wellness to support the client in implementing lasting personal lifestyle choices and behaviors. (HES100, HWC101, HWC290)
  • Apply the legal and ethical standards of health and wellness coaching. (HWC101, HWC290)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
HES100Healthful Living (3) OR
Equivalent coursework and/or experience approved by Program Director0-3
HWC101Health and Wellness Coaching3
HWC290Health and Wellness Coaching Internship1

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