NAT 305

Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online


This course provides undergraduate students with foundational wellness coaching skills and knowledge, which are applied in real-world situations commonly encountered in various healthcare environments.

Students will be exposed to contemporary models of wellness coaching, as well as specific application of these principles in holistic health scenarios. Students will observe and practice application of wellness coaching skills to assist clients who require lifestyle and nutritional counseling.

The course work develops key competencies, which enable students to carefully build an interactive, collaborative conversation that encourages growth and progress toward improved quality of life.

Aptitudes acquired in this course will facilitate health promotion initiatives for clinical, organizational, industrial, and public health settings. This course provides an understanding and practice of general coaching principles such as core coaching competencies, and readiness for change. This course incorporates contemporary theories of change, which increase the likelihood of clients making lasting lifestyle improvements.

Students will prepare to assess client needs and provide culturally appropriate wellness coaching, as well as customized encouragement to adopt healthy lifestyles. The course requires recorded wellness coaching sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the history and definitions of health coaches, including credentialing

  • Explain and follow applicable Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

  • Describe the basic philosophy, tools, and methods used by health coaches

  • Distinguish between coaching, consulting, psychotherapy, and other support professions

  • Establish the Coaching Agreement as defined by the International Coach Federation

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/14/19

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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