Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate

College of Nursing

Make a positive impact on the well-being of your patients or clients with the Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate. Health and Wellness Coaching is an enhanced approach that supports holistic health promotion and lifestyle behavior change, emphasizing the nine dimensions of wellness: emotional, career, social, intellectual, spiritual, physical, financial, creative, and environmental. Open to students with a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field, this certificate prepares you to use coaching strategies in a variety of healthcare settings.

Please note: Interested students with an RN license may pursue the Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate.

Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online

Class Format: Most courses are asynchronous, meaning you can attend classes on your own time. Synchronous sessions may be required based on instructor preferences. 

Credit Hours Required: 12

Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: Completed bachelor's or higher degree in a health-related discipline or a minimum of 1 year of wellness-related field experience. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required in the last degree earned relevant to the program of study.  

Time to Completion: 3 - 4 semesters (1 - 2 years)

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Brenda Buffington
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
"Health and Wellness Coaching is an enhanced approach that supports holistic health promotion, disease prevention and sustainable lifestyle behavior change."

Sample Courses

Nursing 7346

Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching (Asynchronous)

Provides an overview of the health and wellness coach role, theory and competencies with application to coaching skills.

Evidence-based Coaching in Interprofessional Practice (Synchronous)

Theory and application of evidence-based coaching approaches for lifestyle behavior change as integrated within interprofessional nursing practice.

Motivational Interviewing (Synchronous)

Critical analysis of theoretical and research findings involved in the conduct of motivational interviewing to create behavior change and improve health outcomes.
Nursing 7347

Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching (Synchronous)

Builds upon introductory coaching course to refine coaching skills that promote whole person health.

Featured Faculty

Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Professor, Director of the Translational/Implementation Research Core, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP, Director of DNP Program, Nurse Executive Track
Alice Teall
Instructor of Clinical Practice
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice Co-Director, Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare

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