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Wellness Coaching Associate

How to Become a Wellness CoachProgram Duration: 5 Months
Course Contact Hours: 395
Student Tuition: $4,500.00

If you are interested in learning how to become a wellness coach, our Wellness Coaching Associate Course focuses on helping people to improve better their lives by applying the principles of professional life coaching and the goals of lifestyle improvement in order to reach higher levels or wellness.

The Job Outlook 
Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is predicted to grow 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, a great deal faster than usual for numerous professions. Just recently, there has been increased interest in the role of meals in advancing health and wellness, particularly as an element of preventative healthcare in medical environments. The influence of food items in preventing and managing ailments like diabetes and heart disease is nowadays well known. A lot more dietitians and nutritionists will be required in order to offer care for people with these health problems. An aging populace also will increase the need for dietitians and nutritionists in assisted living facilities.

This course program combines a two course training track:

  • Wellness Coaching
  • Nutritional Consultant

How to Become a Wellness Coach


Wellness coaching pertains to encouraging individuals to drastically enrich their way of living. Health and wellness training is a modern field. As it grows and the world uncovers the value of it, it can continue to define and re-define itself. What is unquestionable is that wellness coaching is the application of the ideas and procedures of experienced life coaching to the goals of lifestyle improvement for greater levels of wellness.

By the end of this course you will have the skill to:

  • Figure out the major health concerns affecting Americans and the best ways to address them.
  • Comprehend wholesome eating practices as well as the principles of physical fitness.
  • Acknowledge preventive measures when it pertains to avoiding common illness and disease.
  • Identify the steps to launch an effective wellness coaching career.
  • Identify a variety of methods when it pertains to motivating clients to make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Understand how to become a wellness coach.

Nutritional Consultant


Even though many people understand the significance of healthy nutrition habits and good fitness patterns, it is sometimes difficult to achieve goals by themselves. A Nutritional Consultant might help clients take on a healthy and balanced way of life. Our online nutrition courses provide students with an understanding of just how food nutrition promotes the prevention of illness as well as the promotion of optimal health. Students learn to carry out in-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and to
advise individuals on food plans tailored per individual’s taste, temperament, and health and wellness objectives. The basics of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are provided. Furthermore, students will discover how healthy nutrition habits are employed in the food industry. Our online Nutritional Consultant courses will offer students the training they need to work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and physical fitness levels.

Prerequisite(s): None

After finishing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand healthy food guides and the best ways to plan diets.
  • Determine how nutrition aids in health as well as how foods are put to use by the body.
  • Define vitamins and minerals and their function within the body.
  • Understand the reliability of nutrition information and how nutrition is used in the food industry.
  • Recognize the dietary needs throughout the lifespan.


Wellness Coaching
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).

Nutritional Consutant

Upon successful completion of our Nutritional Consultant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level as a nutritional coach and be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC).


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

Nutritional Consultant


Nutritional Consultant
Nutritional Consultant Module 1
Nutrition Basics and Planning Diets

  •  Nutrition Terminology
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids/Fats
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
  • Food Labels
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • The Myplate Food Guidance System
  • Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations
  • Food Compositions Information and the Exchange Lists

Nutritional Consultant Module 2
Nutrition in Health and the Science of Nutrition

  • The Gastrointestinal System
  • From Food to Cells in the Body
  • Photosynthesis and Fiber
  • Carbohydrates Storage and Disorders
  • Lipids in Heart Disease and Cancer
  • Scientific Inquiry Tied to Genetics, Evolution and Obesity
  • Energy Balance
  • Body Composition and Weight Control
  • Principles of Fitness for Health
  • Fundamentals of Exercise for Nutrition

Nutritional Consultant Module 3
Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrition, and the Food Industry

  • Nutrient Issues and Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Water and the Electrolytes
  • Major Minerals in Bone and Protein
  • Trace Minerals
  • Credibility of Nutrition Information
  • Food, Drugs, and Supplements
  • Food Additives
  • Food Safety: Microbial Growth
  • Food Issues: Consumer Awareness

Nutritional Consultant Module 4
Nutrition Through the Lifespan

  • Reproductive Fitness
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Lactation
  • Nutrition During Infancy
  •  Childhood Nutrition
  • The Physical, Cognitive, and Social Triad during Childhood
  • Adolescent Nutrition
  • Nutrition Needs During Adolescence
  • Nutrition for the Older Adult
  • Older Adult Fitness and Lifestyle Management

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Required Materials: 

Textbooks Included:

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

Nutritional Consultant
Materials Included:

  • Nutrition Your Life Science by Jennifer Turley and Joan Thompson

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)