Health and Wellness Coach Program
Learn to combine the power of science-based coaching competencies to help people make lasting improvements to their health and well-being. Help face some of the toughest challenges of our times: the epidemics of obesity, sedentary lifestyles, stress, depression, poor nutrition and ever-rising healthcare costs. Behavior change starts in minds and hearts, learn to help clients develop the mindsets needed to navigate the difficult path of changing lifestyles for good.
What is Health Coaching?
Health and wellness coaches facilitate a partnership and change process that enables clients to change their mindsets to develop and sustain behaviors proven to improve health and well-being. Changes going beyond what they have been able to do alone. When training is combined with coaching, patients, customers and employees increased their productivity by an average of 88 percent, as compared to 22 percent with training alone. Health professionals who become Certified Health and Wellness Coaches have increased job opportunities and greater probability of making a positive impact on the lives of their clients and patients. Earning a certification endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) means that you have the knowledge and appropriate level of professional recognition to hold a legitimate place on the health care continuum. It makes you more attractive to large corporate organizations, public health departments, insurance companies, physician offices, wellness programs, athletic centers and should positively impact your compensation.
Who Should Attend?
- Health professionals
- Counselors and therapists
- Health educators
- Athletes and athletic professionals
- Individuals seeking a career change
Program Admission Requirements
To be eligible to participate in the core Health and Wellness Coach Training Program applicants must
provide proof of one of the following:
- A bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a health and wellness area of study
- A license, or license equivalent, related to health and wellness areas of study.
- A bachelor’s degree, or higher, in an area of study unrelated to health and wellness and a certification in health and wellness.
- A certification in a health and wellness area, and a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience in the field, with individuals or groups.
Notice of Requirements for Program Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach Training Program, applicants must provide proof of accepted prerequisites. Please review the complete list of eligibility requirements here BEFORE you register for training.
The coach training program runs for 18 consecutive weeks, with cohorts beginning in January, March, May, July, September, and November in each calendar year.
Classes are live teleclasses (trainees call an assigned bridge-line) and run 90-minutes except for the first, which is 2 hours. Coach trainees select one weekly date/time and participate in the same class each week (See program times below). If you are unable to attend the class day/time for which you are registered, one teleclass lesson per week is recorded and is available by playback link for re-listening. Otherwise, please plan to attend classes on the day/time for which you registered only.
January/July Program Times: Monday 8 a.m. or 4 p.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.; Wednesday 9:30 p.m.; or Thursday 7 p.m.
March/September Program Times: Sunday 7 p.m.; Monday 12 p.m. or 6 p.m.; Tuesday 1 p.m.; Wednesday 2 p.m.; or Thursday 11 a.m.
May/November Program Times: Monday 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 4 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. or 9:30 p.m.
January Program Registration
The 18-week classes will begin the week of January 19, 2015. Registration for specific days/times (above) will close as each class fills. If spaces remain, registration will close on January 12, 2015. Classes typically fill several weeks before the registration deadline.
March Program Registration
The 18-week classes will begin the week of March 16, 2015. Registration for specific days/times (above) will close as each class fills. If spaces remain, registration will close on March 9, 2015. Classes typically fill several weeks before the registration deadline.
Coach Training Holidays
Classes are not held during the following US holidays:
- Memorial Day week
- July 4th week
- Labor Day week
- Thanksgiving week
- Christmas week
- New Year (first two weeks of January)
For more information about this program, please contact Lori at (904) 620-5801.
In Partnership with Brooks College of Health