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Wellness Coaching

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Program Code: WC511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : OnlineProgram and course details can be viewed on Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program prepares you to work in the field of health and wellness coaching. The program's delivery is uniquely designed with the working student in mind. You will gain knowledge and skills in promoting health and wellness and preventing or managing disease. You will also learn to establish effective coaching relationships; support sustainable behaviour change through practices such as motivational interviewing and mindfulness; manage health and wellness programs; and improve quality of life for people with chronic conditions. You will empower individuals and groups to self-advocate, as they set and achieve healthy behaviour change goals in areas such as stress management, healthy eating, active lifestyle, sleep habits and smoking cessation. You will engage with clients in experiential learning opportunities within Humber’s innovative Centre for Healthy Living and also in field placements within a variety of organizational settings.

The Wellness Coaching programs offers several exciting certifications and opportunities for students. As part of the program you will receive Mental Health First Aid Certification. You will also receive the WellCoaches Core Training program as part of your coursework. Upon completing that training you will be eligible to pursue further certifications from WellCoaches, The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, and the International Coach Federation. Furthermore, our program has been approved by the Canadian Health Coach Alliance which will allow you to use the “Registered Health Coach” title with proof of graduation.

Program Delivery: Courses are scheduled over two 12-week semesters and offer a blend of self-directed online modules and synchronous remote classes that take place on evenings. The placement occurs in Semester 2 and is in person.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Develop wellness programs for individuals, families, communities, workplaces and populations based on critical appraisal of health and wellness information from relevant sources.
  2. Examine and assess the specific factors which determine health and wellness including the social, cultural and economic environment, the physical environment, and individual characteristics and behaviours in order to inform decision-making.

  3. Apply appropriate coaching techniques in order to develop specific proactive health and wellness behaviour change interventions relevant to individual conditions, preferences, goals and stage in the life cycle.

  4. Establish effective wellness coaching relationships and leadership in a variety of outpatient, workplace, family and community settings, based on current and emerging theoretical perspectives.

  5. Design, implement and evaluate programs and strategies for sustainable behavioural change informed by thorough analysis of relevant determinants of health and wellness.

  6. Coach clients towards improved nutritional decision making and self-efficacy as part of a comprehensive wellness program to optimize client outcomes.

  7. Apply practical strategies for establishing effective wellness coaching relationships and leadership in a variety of outpatient, workplace, family and community settings, based on current and emerging theoretical perspectives.

  8. Develop, communicate and promote the business case for wellness programming in order to garner appropriate supports.

  9. Build coaching relationships with individuals, families and groups in order to effect empowerment and positive behaviour change to help individuals and groups benefit from appropriate health and wellness supports.

  10. Practice within the scope of professional competence, legal, ethical and safety parameters, due diligence, and accepted wellness coaching practices.

  11. Formulate on-going professional development strategies in order to keep practices current and relevant, to further the aims of clients and to contribute to on-going evolution of the field of wellness coaching.


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Work Placement

A core aspect of the program is a work placement in which students secure a sponsor/mentor, determine a project, implement and evaluate the project, and practise and reflect on coaching relationships and processes. The site of the placement may be within a current employment setting or another appropriate worksite. Students are exposed to inter-professional learning, planning and leadership, coaching practice, collegiality, and collaboration. Online interactions and reflections occur with the instructor and class throughout the placement experience. This work placement consists of 225 hours. 

The Humber Advantage

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will have the opportunity to engage in wellness coaching sessions with clients in the Centre for Healthy Living. These sessions will provide students with the experience to build their coaching skills.

An Education In High Demand

Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is to prevent or manage disease or enhance quality of life, health and wellness are becoming a priority. Therefore, individuals and companies are beginning to look for new resources to help them promote and maintain their health. Our program gives you the skills and knowledge to help people develop their personal wellness vision and identify ways to achieve it.


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The Humber Experience

Wellness Coaching video

Promoting Lasting Change

The Wellness Coaching program prepares students to work in the field of health. This video > explains the program and how it is uniquely designed with the working student in mind.

The Right Fit

If you are passionate about health and wellness and helping others achieve their goals, the Wellness Coaching program and a career in this field may be for you.

Your Career

Upon graduation, students are prepared to add wellness coaching to their present work role or to begin working as a health and wellness coaching professional. Employment opportunities exist in settings such as:

  • fitness centres
  • workplace settings
  • long-term care facilities
  • college/university student wellness centres
  • bariatric/weight loss centres
  • cardiac rehab programs
  • outpatient cancer support programs
  • outpatient chronic disease management programs
  • mental health support programs
  • community health centres
  • family health-care teams

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Health Coach Alliance

Humber College is an approved school by the Canadian Health Coach Alliance. With proof of graduation, graduates can apply for the Registered Health Coach (RHC) title. The seal signifies that Humber is in good standing with HCA and its affiliates. 

 

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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September 2021 Online Open
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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A diploma, advanced diploma or degree from a university or college in allied health fields, Health Sciences, Fitness, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nutrition, Nursing, Health and Wellness, or a related program.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Noah Gentner, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4406
noah.gentner@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,329.48
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching

Humber and Creighton University have entered into an agreement where graduates of the Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate can receive 12 credits towards Creighton's Master of Science, Health and Wellness Coaching.  Students may then graduate upon the completion of the remaining 24 credits required.  Admission requirements:

  • applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all graduate-level coursework.  At Humber, the equivalent is a minimum of 80%.
  • grades earned in all courses from Humber must be 80% or better
  • students must present original and complete educational credentials, including a certified translation of all university transcripts (if in a language other than English) from a recognized credential evaluation service, such as the World Education Services
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation/evaulation by persons familar with the student's academic background, potential, achievements and personal qualities.  An applicant's original letter of recommendation for admission to Humber may be used as one of the required letters.

Admission to the academic program listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution.  Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information and to apply for admission, see: https://excellence.creighton.edu/humber

Master Of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion - Online

Humber and the California University of Pennsylvania (CALU) have entered into an agreement in which successful graduates of the Wellness Coaching, and Exercise Science and Lifestyle Promotion Graduate Certificates will be granted 12 transfer credits out of a total 36 credits required towards CALU’s 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a number of concentrations: 

Students accepted into the Masters program may expect to complete the program in less than one year full time. The program can also be completed part time in 18 months.    A proportional tuition discount is available along with financial awards and scholarships.  This program is OSAP eligible. 

In addition to successful graduation from the specified Humber programs, applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (80%).  Students with a GPA below 3.0 (80%) may be considered for conditional admission.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, please contact a Cal U Global Online student service representative by e-mail at calugo@calu.edu or by phone at 1-866-595-6348.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Noah Gentner, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4406
noah.gentner@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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