Humber’s Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program prepares you to work in the field of health and wellness coaching. The program is uniquely designed with the working student in mind. Your courses are scheduled over two 12-week semesters and offer a blend of online modules and face-to-face classes that take place on evenings. 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.
This program is not available to international applicants.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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.
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.
Establish effective wellness coaching relationships and leadership in a variety of outpatient, workplace, family and community settings, based on current and emerging theoretical perspectives.
Design, implement and evaluate programs and strategies for sustainable behavioural change informed by thorough analysis of relevant determinants of health and wellness.
Coach clients towards improved nutritional decision making and self-efficacy as part of a comprehensive wellness program to optimize client outcomes.
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.
Develop, communicate and promote the business case for wellness programming in order to garner appropriate supports.
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.
Practice within the scope of professional competence, legal, ethical and safety parameters, due diligence, and accepted wellness coaching practices.
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.
A core aspect of the program is a 225-hour 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.
Students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.
The fitness facilities at Humber are one-of-a-kind. The Physiology/Kinesiology laboratories are fully equipped for high tech assessment of athletic performance and physical health. The labs feature metabolic VO2 carts, treadmills, bikes, The Bod Pod, the Qualisys system and much more.
Watch the video to find out how the Wellness Coaching program prepares students to work in the field of health and is uniquely designed with the working student in mind.
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:
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