NAT 515

Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online


This course provides students with beginning skills and theory to be an effective holistic health coach for individuals or groups wanting to improve their health. The course work presents skills that enable students to carefully co-create an interactive, embodied conversation that will invite and encourage growth and progress for all those it touches.

These skills can be applied to a clinical, organizational, and leadership setting. This course provides an understanding and practice of coaching principles such as core coaching competencies, readiness for change and transition theory, energy anatomy in coaching, and personal constitution. It incorporates behavioral change theories and models of health assessment, including health belief, adult learning, motivational interviewing and program evaluation. The course comes from a holistic/integral perspective so participants can assist others and themselves in a change process. The course provides practice sessions for students to apply the theoretical principles through telephone coaching sessions and mock coaching sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast coaching strategies on motivation and change implementation.

  • Predict obstacles that clients may face when making lifestyle changes.

  • Plan wellness coaching protocols that demonstrate cultural competence and assessment of individual client needs.

  • Apply appropriate health professionals’ scope of practice, code of ethics, and regulatory requirements based on specialization.

  • Develop essential components of effective listening skills to apply in coaching sessions.

  • Conduct volunteer client health coaching sessions to practice coaching skills that develop trust, confidence, and rapport in client relationships.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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