Certified Wellness Coach Curriculum
Wellness Coaches guide, support, and empower meaningful, enduring change among individuals and organizations. They provide a comprehensive ongoing program of support that reinforces client competence, motivation, and sense of purpose.
Wellness Coaches work most intensively and on an ongoing basis with people or groups wanting support to achieve short- and long-term goals. Wellness Coaches promote a person-centered, strength-based approach by putting the individual or group in the driver’s seat and guiding them, rather than directing or advising.
The Certified Wellness Coaching training program comprises 4-parts: prerequisite, required coaching fundamentals, electives, and outcomes measurement.
The Wellness Coach Certification curriculum for Levels 2-5, which includes 250 hours of instruction and 2000 hours of on-the-job training/practicum, meets the training requirements for the Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship, if sponsored by an employer.
Successful completion of the 36-hour Certified Wellness Advocate course, Take Charge of Your Life: Be Well to Do Well or the 60-hour Wellness Facilitator course, It Takes a Village: Guiding Your Organization to Wellness.
2. REQUIRED CERTIFICATION COURSES
|Level 1 (Advocate, Ambassador Facilitator)||Level 2 (General)||Level 3 (Specialist I)||Level 4 (Specialist II)||Level 5 (Master)|
|Take Charge of Your Life: Be Well to Do Well||X||X||X||X||X|
|Domain 1: Basic Principles and Skills||X||X||X||X|
|Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health||X||X||X||X|
|Number of required electives||1||2||2|
|Hours of required practicum||1000hrs|
DOMAIN 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS OF WELLNESS COACHING (100 HOURS)
DOMAIN 2: BUILDING BLOCKS OF HEALTH (50 HOURS)
ELECTIVE COURSES (CHOICE OF 2, EACH 50 HOURS)
ELECTIVE 1: FAMILY WELLNESS
Module 2: Marriage
Module 3: Human Development Across the Lifespan
Module 4: Parenting
Module 5: Elder Care
Module 6: Coaching Practice
ELECTIVE 2: ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Module 2: Psychoactive Agents and Their Effects
Module 3: Treatment
Module 4: Coaching Practice
ELECTIVE 3: DIABETES
Module 2: Epidemiology
Module 3: Pathophysiology
Module 4: Components of Treatment
Module 5: Treatment (Lifestyle Modification)
Module 6: Treatment (Medication)
Module 7: Principles of Self-Management
Module 8: Coaching Practice
ELECTIVE 4: OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS
Module 2: Assessing Occupational Wellness
Module 3: Personal Attributes that Increase Occupational Wellness
Module 4: Job Crafting
Module 5: Coaching Practice
Modules in process of development:
ELECTIVE 5: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)