HWC Curriculum

The certificate includes four courses for a total of 12 graduate credit hours. You can complete the certificate in one year.

Sample plans of study

These plans are for illustrative purposes only and are subject to change.

Summer Start
Summer Credit Hours
N7342 Motivational Interviewing 2
  4
Total credit hours 6
   
Autumn – Off  
   
Spring  
Nursing 7346 Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching 3
Total credit hours 3
   
Summer  
Nursing 7344 Evidence-based Coaching in Interprofessional Practice 4
Total credit hours 4
   
Autumn  
Nursing 7347 Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching 3
Total credit hours 3
Spring Start
Spring Credit Hours
Nursing 7346 Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching 3
  3
Total credit hours 6
   
Summer  
N7342 Motivational Interviewing 2
Nursing 7344 Evidence-based Coaching in Interprofessional Practice 4
Total credit hours 6
   
Autumn  
Nursing 7347 Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching 3
Total credit hours 3

Nursing 7342 (2 credit hours): Motivational Interviewing
Critical analysis of theoretical and research findings involved in the conduct of motivational interviewing to create behavior change and improve health outcomes.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of instructor.

Nursing 7344 (4 credit hours): Evidence-based Coaching in Interprofessional Practice
Review of evidence-based coaching approaches based on the science of behavior change and integrated within patient-centered, interdisciplinary practice.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of instructor.

Nursing 7346 (3 credit hours; 2 didactic, 1 credit practicum): Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching
Provides an overview of the health and wellness coach role, theory and competencies with application to coaching skills.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate certificate program or instructor permission; Graduate standing.

Nursing 7347 (3 credit hours; 2 didactic, 1 credit practicum): Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching
Builds upon introductory coaching course to refine coaching skills that promote whole person health.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, N7346, Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching.