Curriculum

Four classroom days (two at the beginning and two at the end) at Emory Continuing Education’s Executive Park location in Atlanta bookend 12 weeks of live and self-paced instruction and study. Health coach practitioners may utilize video and phone in addition to one-on-one and group meetings.

Students can expect to spend a minimum of six hours each week on classwork, including:

  • 90-minute live classes online (via AdobeConnect)
  • 90-minutes of coaching practice with classmates (including mentored sessions with ECE faculty)
  • 60-minute self-paced pre-recorded classes followed by short quizzes
  • Regular reading assignments accompanied by written reflections

Participants will employ active listening, motivational interviewing, and collaborative goal setting and action planning techniques, while also developing a strong core coaching skillset through study and practice. Course material also includes expert presentations on health topics.

Whether you want to build your own coaching business, incorporate health coaching into your existing profession or learn skills to improve your own health, Emory Continuing Education's Health Coach Certificate program will help you meet your goals.

Completion requires full attendance on campus, full participation in weekly coaching practice, completion of recorded classes and reading assignments (with possible make-up work for scheduling conflicts) and completion of a final oral exam with a passing grade.