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Wellness Coach

Wellness Coach Certification OnlineProgram Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 260
Student Tuition: $3,250

Wellness coaching has to do with helping men and women to greatly improve their lifestyle behavior. Wellness coaching is actually a new field. As it develops and the world uncovers the value of it, it will continue to define and re-define itself. What is clear is that wellness coach certification is the application of the concepts and procedures of expert life coaching to the targets of lifestyle improvement for higher levels of wellness. Start studying for wellness coach certification online today!

The Job Outlook

Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is anticipated to increase 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than usual for many occupations. Recently, there has been expanded interest in the role of food in promoting health and wellness, particularly as a component of preventative healthcare in medical environments. The importance of food in avoiding and treating illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease is now well known. Even more dietitians and nutritionists will be needed in order to offer care for individuals with these health conditions. An aging population also will increase the need for dietitians and nutritionists in nursing homes.

Wellness Coaching

At the end of this program you will have the ability to:

  • Determine the major health concerns impacting Americans and how to address them.
  • Comprehend wholesome eating habits and the principles of physical fitness.
  • Recognize preventive measures when it comes to avoiding common ailments and disease.
  • Recognize the steps to launch an effective wellness coaching career.
  • Identify various methods when it comes to motivating clients to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Wellness Coach Certification:

Upon successful completion of our Wellness Coaching course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**


Wellness Coaching Module 1
Your Invitation to a Healthy Future

  • The Dimensions of Health
  • Health of Americans
  • Health Disparities
  • Making Quality Health-care Decisions
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • How and Why People Change
  • Spiritual Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Managing Stress
  • Stress & Physical Health
  • Traumatic Life Events and Stress
  • Psychological Problems
  • Depressive & Anxiety Disorders
  • Social Health
  • Forming Relationships
  • Communicating and Relating
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Wellness Coaching Module 2
Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal Nutrition
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Food Safety
  • Practical Guide to Weight Loss
  • Psychology Losing Weight
  • Understanding Weight Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • The Joy of Fitness
  • The Inactivity Epidemic
  • Mind – Body Approaches
  • Becoming More Flexible
  • Principles of Exercise
  • Safe and Healthy Workouts
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Body Composition

Wellness Coaching Module 3
Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Personal Sexuality
  • Sexuality and the Dimensions of Health
  • Human Sexuality
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Reproductive Choices
  • Conception
  • Choosing a Birth Control Method
  • Abortion
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Infertility
  • Lowering Your Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • The ABCs of Safer Sex
  • Common Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases
  • HIV and AIDS

Wellness Coaching Module 4
Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction

  • Avoiding Addictions
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Gambling
  • Drug Use
  • Prescription Drug Use
  • Treating Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Coexisting Conditions
  • Common Drugs of Abuse
  • Drinking in America
  • Understanding Alcohol and Its Impact on the Body
  • Alcoholism Treatments
  • Smoking in America
  • Tobacco’s Immediate Effects
  • Quitting Tobacco

Wellness Coaching Module 5
Preventive Health and Quality Health Care

  • Preventing Major Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Healthy Cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke Risk Factors
  • Cancer
  • Avoiding Infectious Diseases
  • Understanding Infection
  • Immune Disorders
  • Common Colds & Influenza
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A, B & C
  • The “Superbug” Threat: MRSA
  • Choosing a Primary Care Physician
  • Your Medical Rights
  • Nontraditional Health Care

Wellness Coaching Module 6
A Lifetime of Health

  • Unintentional Injury
  • Safety at Home
  • Safety at Work
  • Living in a Dangerous World
  • Sexual Victimization and Violence
  • A Healthier Environment
  • The Impact of Pollution
  • The Air You Breathe
  • Indoor Pollutants
  • Chemical Risks
  • Invisible Threats
  • Successful Aging
  • The Challenges of Age
  • Preparing for Medical Crises
  • Death and Dying

Wellness Coaching Module 7
Integrating Wellness and Coaching

  • A Psychology of Wellness
  • Basic Wellness Principles
  • Wellness One-On-One
  • Lifestyle Improvement Model
  • Becoming a Wellness Coach
  • Creating the Alliance
  • Wellness Mapping
  • The Wellness Assessment
  • The Wheel of Life
  • Formal Wellness Assessments
  • Charting the Course of Change
  • Coaching for Strategic Lifestyle Change
  •  Lifestyle Improvement Coaching
  • Interpersonal Coaching
  • Intrapersonal Aspects of Effective Change
  • Health and Medical Coaching
  • Facing Health Challenges
  • Wellness Coaching in Action

Wellness Coaching Module 8
Starting Your Coaching Business

  • Prepare to Get Motivated
  • Differences Between Consulting & Coaching
  • Establishing Your Expertise
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Choosing a Target Market
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Finding Those First Clients
  • Deciding How Much to Charge
  • Creating Coaching Packages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Running Your Business
  • Improving Your Offerings
  • Keeping Those First Clients
  • Sales and Marketing Systems
  • Making a Profit
  • Company Operations Handbook
  • Publicizing Your Business
  • Hiring an Office Manager

Required Materials:

  • An Invitation to Health by Dianne Hales
  • Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change by Michael Arloski, Ph.D.
  • Start Your Own Coaching Business by Monroe Mann

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also) o Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 o Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)