PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION

School of Health and Human Sciences

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching prepares students for effective professional practice and the eligibility to apply for a national certifying exam to become a certified health and wellness coach. The health and wellness coaching profession has emerged to address an urgent and widespread need to help people increase the quality and the number of years of a healthy life. According to a 2016 Global Coaching Study by the International Coaching Federation, the average annual income of a coach in the US is $61,900 with advanced-level coaches earning an average of $234 per 1-hour coaching session.

The 9-credit hour program will introduce you to evidence-based methods and techniques that help clients build self-confidence and self-management skills while addressing their personal barrier, identifying their own solutions and achieving their health & wellness goals.

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Workplaces have been nationally recognized as an opportune site for health promotion efforts since working adults often spend a significant portion of time at the workplace. HealthyPeople Objectives, the Affordable Care Act, and the Total Worker Health® program launched by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) all encourage promoting health, safety, and well-being of workers.

Using a socioecological framework to better understand the influences on health and behavior, health promotion professionals could encourage and support changes that create a culture of health and safety within workplaces. This Workplace Wellness post-baccalaureate certificate prepares individuals to work with employers, policy-makers, or brokers/consultants to improve the safety, health, and well-being of employees.