Dec 05, 2023  
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-24 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook

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 and will develop an academic plan, review progress, address issues, and confirm all minimum requirements are met for this program. 

Total Program Hours: 12

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