Health Coach Certificate
Students attending this certificate program should have a Bachelor’s degree and/or healthcare related experience. Examples include Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists, Fitness professionals & trainers, recent graduates in the Predictive Health minor program at Emory or anyone with a Bachelor’s degree contemplating a career change into a health profession. Please contact the program advisor if you would like to discuss your situation in greater detail.
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Course Learning Objectives
- Define the role of a health coach including common strengths and weaknesses that impact effectiveness.
- Describe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exercise and movement guidelines.
- Evaluate health coaching as a business including an overview of the field and appropriate scope of practice.
- Apply the stages of change and foundations of MBSR techniques in coaching situations.
- Practice coaching skills in group settings including open ended questions, reflection, active listening, goal setting, and action planning.
- Understand evidence-based complimentary care and making appropriate referrals.
- Construct communication techniques designed to enhance motivation and facilitate behavior change in clients.
- Discuss health issues related to the digestive system, endocrine system, cardiology and the health effects of pain.
- Practice coaching techniques with focus on structure and planning.
- Explore strategies to assist clients with creating successful action plans and overcoming obstacles.
Clock Hours: 62.5