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    Jun 20, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Health & Fitness Science - Health and Wellness Coach Certificate (C45630)


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The Health and Wellness Coach Certificate prepares students to work as health and wellness coaches in the health and fitness industry. Upon completion students will demonstrate the ability to effectively implement coaching strategies that improve the health of individuals and communities. Health and wellness coaches are able to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctor's offices, private businesses and other health and fitness areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the various components of health and wellness and lifestyle behavior change strategies and models.
  2. Administer health and wellness assessments and interpret results within current scope of practice guidelines.
  3. Develop individual lifelong health and wellness programs that meet the health needs, abilities, and interests of clients.
  4. Conduct wellness coaching sessions that demonstrate effective communication, coaching, and lifestyle behavior modification.

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Health and Fitness Science- Health and Wellness Coach Certificate MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to the college. Admission to the general college does not guarantee admission to the Health and Fitness Science-Health and Wellness Coach Certificate Program.

To be eligible to submit an application to the associate degree health and fitness science-health and wellness coach certificate program applicants must:

  • Have completed coursework up through, or place out of DMA 050 (Developmental Math) and DRE 098 (Developmental Reading) prior to entering the Health and Fitness Science-Health and Wellness Coach Certificate Program.
  • Have grades of "C" or better in all related courses.

Total Program Hours: 16


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