Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching

Admission Requirements

  1. A four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university.
  2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or greater for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Certificate Requirements

N&D 560Nutrition and Health Coaching3
N&D 550Nutrition Education and Program Planning3
N&D 545Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness3

In addition to completing all required coursework a minimum of 40 hours of live, synchronous training is required by the NBHWC and to meet this requirement, attendance is mandatory for every live session throughout the three courses. Each of the three courses will contain a live 8 hour training day through Zoom and additional synchronous class times. Both N&D 560 and N&D 550 will have four, 2-hour sessions and N&D 545 will have two, 2-hour sessions. 

Students must pass a practical skills assessment in N&D 550 (spring semester) before logging the required 50 coaching sessions for the national exam.