Health and Wellness Coaching is an emerging field that addresses barriers related to wellness, health and chronic disease. The role of a Health and Wellness coach is gaining increased attention as prevention, adherence to treatment plans and prevention as care are becoming increasingly aware of patient outcomes.
MCC’s Health and Wellness Coach Certification prepares students in the specific skills needed to effectively partner with patients or clients seeking self-efficacy and behavioral change outcomes. The curriculum is focused on developing a client centered guiding communication style purposed on promoting health, wellness and overall well-being. Training is grounded in behavioral theory with a practical orientation to developing coaching skills. Students will engage in readings, assignments, discussions, peer coaching training, and complete hands-on activities as they build their Health and Wellness coaching skills.
To earn certification as a Health Coach, participants will need to possess an Associate Degree or higher* and complete the following MCC courses:
- HED130 – Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
- HED210 – Integrative Health and Wellness
- PPE240 – Practicum in Professional Skills
Additional requirements include an certification exam, coaching practice with notes and a case study, which would require an additional fee.
*If candidate completes the required coursework prior to attaining the AS degree, the certification will be held until the degree is earned.
MCC’s Health Coach Certification is approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). As a result, health and wellness coaches who have completed MCC’s Health Coaching Certification will qualify to sit for the national exam.