Program Overview

HWP Coaching Certificate

Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hwp
Degree: Certificate
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The Health and Wellness Coaching certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to serve as a health and wellness coach. Successful completion of the required coursework will assist students in obtaining entry-level employment. It will also enable students to utilize a coaching approach in other professional and personal capacities. Many healthcare employers find job candidates who are cross-trained in health and wellness coaching to be highly desirable. The certificate program is approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates who meet other basic requirements are permitted to sit for the national board certification examination and may earn status as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). This board-level credential is offered through a partnership between the NBHWC and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

10 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Health and Wellness Practicum I

1

course

Philosophy of Coaching

3

course

Principles of Wellness Coaching

3

Second Semester

10 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health Care

3

course

Health and Wellness Practicum II

1

course

Interviewing Practices or

any other CMM course

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

Total Hours for Certificate

20

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, please contact department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.