Online Certificate in Wellness Consulting (CWC)

Total Credits Completed

Holistic medicine comprises a wide range of modalities. The Certificate in Wellness Consulting covers a diverse selection of holistic modalities enabling graduates to select the modalities that will best assist clients in achieving optimal health. Students in this program also focus on pathophysiology and holistic protocols for clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. Graduates of this program are able to understand and explain the basic principles of pathophysiology as well as the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances.


Learning Outcomes

Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics (including AHG ethics and ARC requirements), keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle, and wellness counseling
Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols to support and rebalance the body and restore wellness for general good health
Discuss nutrition as the foundation for any natural health lifestyle plan and the status of current research, including demonstrating how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
Indicate when to refer individuals to their licensed healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment
Educate others about the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle in the support of long-term health
Discuss and describe the body’s structure and function in a healthy state
Understand and identify the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances to be able to address system imbalances and provide education that individuals can use to restore wellness

Electives: To complete this program, students may select 6 credits of upper division undergraduate elective credit (300-400 level course); prerequisites apply as applicable.

Career Goals:

  • Wellness Coach

Nutrition State Law Disclosures:

if you are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition or dietetics, you should consult with the appropriate state board to assure that your credentials will allow you to achieve your professional goals. Many states have enacted laws that regulate the practice of dietetics and nutrition services. You can also view more information online here.

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

Admissions Requirements:

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

Tuition and Fees:

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ACHS Program Fact Sheet

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