Health and Wellness Coach Certificate

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Health and Wellness Coach Certificate

A Wellness Coach’s role is to help individuals meet their personal wellness goals in the capacity of a trusted mentor. The goals may fall within any category of wellness, which include social, physical, mental, environmental, medical and dental, spiritual, nutritional, psychological, occupational, financial, and behavioral wellness. 

Wellness Coaches use various techniques to help individuals define their goals for improved health and wellness. They help identify personal strengths and barriers, set reasonable objectives, and monitor progress.  They teach clients how to problem solve and overcome obstacles. The successes are praised, and the coach will serve as a role model to instill a culture change within the community in which he or she serves. 

Wellness Coaches can work in one-on-one sessions and in group settings.  These can be a single meeting or regularly scheduled gatherings.  Employment can be obtained within school systems, corporate and smaller business environments, and in health centers.

Admission Requirements for Health and Wellness Program

  1. Meet college requirements for admission.
  2. Free from felony convictions

Students who are accepted into the Health and Wellness Program will:

  1. Submit a completed health record, including proof of required immunizations.
  2. Provide proof of health insurance or acceptance into a sliding scale fee for a primary care provider and hospital coverage.
  3. Have professional liability insurance for internship. (Available through the college.)
  4. Possess and maintain personal health insurance for internship.
  5. Provide an approved criminal background check through the college-approved vendor; the criminal background check must be initiated no earlier than October 1 of the senior year and students must successfully complete a drug screening.

Health Considerations

The college must ensure that clients, patients or medical information are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in office or clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize client/patient/medical information responsibilities or be removed from placement. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employers, and clients/patients and their families.

Students must also be aware that site placement will require criminal background checks, proof of insurances, general health statements from personal providers, as well as additional titers or vaccinations beyond what the college requires.

  Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
  BCOM110 Software Applications 3 0 3
  BCOM120 College Composition 3 0 3
  BHUM240 Critical Thinking Seminar 3 0 3
  BHUS212 Supportive Communication Skills 3 0 3
  BHUS213 Issues in Developmental Disabilities 3 0 3
  BHUS222 Spirituality in the Helping Professions 3 0 3
    Semester Total 18 0 18
   
  Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
  BCHE112 Nutrition 3 0 3
  BENG225 Oral Communications 3 0 3
  BHUS223 Introduction to Counseling 3 0 3
  BPSY112 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
  BMST225 Self Care and Stress Management 2 2 3
    ELECTIVE (Choose one)      
  BHUS130 Introduction to Gerontology 3 0 3
  BHUS214 Issues of Children and Families 3 0 3
  BHUS217 Chemical Dependence 3 0 3
    Semester Total 17 2 18
    Certificate Total     36
           

 

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