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This catalog contains all of the courses related to Health, Healthcare, and Healing.

Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals

Optimize your health care environment! Learn how to lead or contribute to successful health care improvement projects ranging from patient delivery to finance/support operations utilizing DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology.

Optimize your healthcare environment with our essential Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training. Through both classroom activities and scenario-based assessments, course participants will learn how to lead or contribute to successful healthcare improvement projects ranging from patient-delivery to finance and support operations. Participants can then apply practical knowledge and skills learned to their own real-world healthcare settings. This post-White Belt/Green Belt LSS course will also develop participants’ understanding of and experience in the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology as well as key LSS tool utilization.

Prior to enrollment in Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals, completion of the Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate course is the minimum requirement. Students who will lead and manage Six Sigma projects are encouraged to complete the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate as a prerequisite. White Belt and Green Belt training from other educational providers is acceptable.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • List and describe the key deliverables of each phase of a LSS Healthcare DMAIC project

  • Explain the purpose of several key LSS tools and their application to healthcare situations

  • Demonstrate the application of those tools in examples of real-world, healthcare situations

Health Coach Certificate

Our program combines self-paced learning with independent/mentored coaching practice. Curriculum includes health-related topics covered by experts in mental health, diabetes, cancer survivorship, exercise, healthy eating, work-life balance, and more. Tuition: $3,595.

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Emory Continuing Education’s 16-week Health Coach Certificate Program – approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) -- combines self-paced learning (online/live and recorded classes) with independent and mentored coaching practice. Curriculum includes health-related topics covered by experts in diabetes, cancer survivorship, older adults, heart health, exercise and movement, healthy eating, mental health, pain, and work-life balance.

After this program, students will be able to:
  • Implement key motivational interviewing skills and demonstrate an adherence to the coaching process in a coaching session
  • Explore strategies to assist clients with creating successful SMART goals and action plans and identify and plan around obstacles
  • List the central elements of the Transtheoretical Model of Change and identify where a client is as regards readiness to change and stages of change
  • Define the role of positive psychology in health coaching
  • Explain the benefits of a mindfulness practice and the origins of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Define an integrative approach to health and wellness
  • List platforms and venues to deliver health coaching
  • Explain the difference between coaching and educating and define scope of practice
  • List the common risk factors for the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, chronic pain and the lifestyle habits that can prevent or mitigate these common conditions

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Narrative Medicine: Using Writing to Heal

Expressing your feelings and experiences through writing can help to confront emotions, fears, and hopes. As a caregiver, the writing process may help ease the burden of stress while increasing empathy and allowing you to deliver more compassionate care. Tuition: $425.

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In this course, students will explore writing as a tool for healing. The focus is not to perfect any particular genre of writing, but to discover the compatibility of one or more forms of writing with further journeys toward healing upon which to embark. From a patient’s perspective, expressing your feelings and experiences through writing can help to confront emotions, fears and hopes. As a caregiver, the writing process may help ease the burden of stress while increasing empathy, allowing you to deliver more compassionate care.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify their issues of concern
  • Express that concern through writing
  • Engage in collaborative discussion, using effective observation, speaking and listening skills
  • Reflect on their concern, individually and collaboratively, in concrete ways
  • Assess and describe any change in perception of their original issues of concern