Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

Healthcare continues to shift toward preventative care. Study the most up-to-date practices, adopt a holistic approach to caring and provide innovative care to patients everywhere with our Health and Wellness Coaching certificate.

This graduate-level certificate will teach you evidence-based approaches to behavior change and the coaching strategies needed to promote optimal health in a variety of healthcare settings. You will also learn how to communicate effectively with clients and influence positive lifestyle changes.

For interested students with an RN license, you should pursue the graduate-level Nurse Coaching certificate

Through this certificate program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze the theoretical foundations and underlying assumptions of the health and wellness coaching paradigm.
  • Implement coaching techniques through evidence-based practice and the science of behavior change.
  • Analyze the self-care and self-awareness practices of the Health and Wellness Coach as a foundation to support effective client coaching.
  • Apply evidence-based behavior change theories in the coach-client relationship to promote self-efficacy for lifestyle behavior change to improve health.
  • Apply standards of Health and Wellness Coaching in establishing, maintaining and terminating the coaching relationship.

The certificate includes four courses with a total of 12 graduate credit hours. You can complete the certificate in as little as one year. All courses are offered online with scheduled meeting times. At the completion of the program, you will earn an academic certificate from The Ohio State University.

Admission to the certificate program will occur every spring semester. If you would like to learn more or receive an update when the application is available, please email us at

Application Deadline

Spring 2020
Deadline: December 1

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