Jul 21, 2024  
2021-22 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, 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 this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness. 

Lab/Clinical Fee

Level 1: $6 per lab hour for Art, Business, Health, Languages, and Math
Level 2: $12 per lab hour for Computer Information, and Natural Sciences
Level 3: $18 per lab hour for Engineering and Industrial, Central Sterile Processing, Health & Fitness Science/Physical Education, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technology, and Nurse Aide
Level 4: $24 per lab hour for Cosmetology, Esthetics, Veterinary Medical Technology, Practical Nursing, EMS, Associate Degree Nursing, and Health Information Technology
Malpractice Insurance (required for nursing and allied health services programs students): $13 per year

Total Program Hours: 12

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