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    Oct 23, 2021  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE.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, doctors' 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.

  1. Complete Residency Determination
  2. Submit a Gaston College application
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Meet with an advisor and/or attend an information session
  5. Submit official high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
  6. Provide proof of course placement requirements

Total Program Hours: 12


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