Mar 24, 2023  
2019-20 Gaston College Catalog 

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:

  1. Submit a Gaston College Application
  2. Complete Residency Determination for in-state tuition
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Meet with an advisor / Attend an information session
  5. Submit official transcripts
  6. Provide proof of course placement requirements:

Students must demonstrate readiness for College level reading and math. Students can demonstrate that readiness in the following ways:

  1. Provide proof of unweighted US High School GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last ten years.
  2. Provide proof of an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Provide proof of satisfactory scores on ACT, SAT, GED, NCDAP, COMPASS, ASSET or ACUPLACER within the last ten years.

Students who do not have recent high school transcripts or test scores within the past 10 years should prepare to take the placement test and demonstrate:

Mastery on RISE (Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence) English placement Tier 2 and RISE Math placement Tier 3; OR successfully complete ENG 002 through TIER 2 (grade of P2) and MAT 003 through Tier 3 (grade of P3).

Total Program Hours: 12

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