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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness Coaching, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Location(s): Online

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This Certificate focuses on students building expertise in promoting healthy lifestyles through behavioral changes.  Under the supervision of experienced faculty, students build evidence-based coaching competencies that are grounded in the science of positive psychology.  They will study current topics in wellness coaching, review current research and develop the skills to foster well-being and prevent or treat diseases.  A research-based capstone project provides students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on a particular topic.  

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an above average ability to implement and apply advanced wellness coaching and exercise science methodology and techniques including integrated functional fitness and other wellness coaching methodologies.
  • Plan and develop various fitness, wellness coaching, and exercise science program design projects including program elements, rationale, innovative design, and supporting research related to their field of study.
  • Competently describe a variety of current topics and issues related to wellness coaching with a focus on a.) federal, state and organization policy, b.) current exercise science and fitness trends, c.) leadership opportunities in shaping fitness and exercise science policy, and d.) research-based initiatives new to the wellness coaching and exercise science fields.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Number of Credits to Complete the Program: 15

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