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Health Coach

Health Coach Certificate Program: Students will be trained to serve as an individual's primary contact for long-term identification and maintenance of health issues, undergoing standardized training as a health partner.

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.

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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