Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching (Online)

Continuing Education Credits: 4.79
Cost: $150
Registration: Ongoing

Health and wellness coaching is a patient-centered approach to creating partnerships focused on healthy lifestyle behaviors for individuals experiencing chronic disease or those at risk for illness. Coaching strategies have been associated with clinically significant motivation to change, decrease depressive symptoms and stress, and improved mental, physical and emotional well-being even for individuals with co-morbid chronic illnesses.

This continuing education module consists of a series of seven self-paced lessons that provide the foundation for health and wellness coaching. The modules include stress, anxiety and depression assessment tools, information about motivational interviewing and links to wellness resources. Lessons are intended to broaden a clinician’s understanding of this patient-centered, evidence-based approach to supporting wellness.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certification of completion and 4.79 hours of continuing education credit. Contact hours are awarded commensurate with participation.

What you will learn

The lessons will prepare participants to:

  • Identify how health and wellness coaching techniques are intended to support well-being
  • Review the dimensions of wellness
  • Examine how self-reflection affects therapeutic communication
  • Discuss the process of health and wellness coaching
  • Analyze implementation of health and wellness coaching skills
  • Evaluate effective ways to implement coaching in primary care or chronic care management
  • Identify challenges related to supporting individuals to sustain healthy lifestyle behaviors
Who you will learn from

Our continuing education courses are taught by the same world-renowned faculty teaching in our degree programs.

Alice Teall
Margaret Graham
Bernadette Melnyk

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For questions on the program, please email To access the course, please visit our eLearning portal.