Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching

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Wellness coaching is about helping people improve their lifestyle behavior. As the field of Wellness Coaching emerges and the world discovers the value of it, it will continue to define and re-define itself. Wellness coaching applies the principles and processes of professional life coaching in order to help make lifestyle improvements. Having a sound understanding of professional coaching and how to interact with people is a must to be successful in this field.  In this course you will be introduced to some fundamental ways of staying emotionally, physically and mentally healthy. We will discuss nutrition, how to manage weight, exercise, stress management and much more. 

Prerequisite(s): None

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify various dimensions of health, types of stressors and ways to encourage overall well-being 
  • Recognize healthy eating habits and the principles of fitness
  • Recall preventive measures for avoiding common illnesses, diseases and how to maintain sexual health
  • Identify the effects of consumer products on our body and how to protect ourselves from violence and crime
  • Define the co-active coaching model, the various contexts and principles and practices

Wellness Coaching Module 1
Health, Wellness and Well-Being

  • The Dimensions of Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Sex, Gender and Health
  • The Promise of Prevention
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Understanding Health Behavior
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sleep’s Impact on Health
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders

Wellness Coaching Module 2
Stress Management and Social Health

  • What is Stress?
  • Stressors
  • Traumatic Life Events
  • The Impact of Stress
  • Communicating
  • Forming Relationships
  • Living in a Wired World
  • Loving and Being Loved
  • Partnering Across the Lifespan
  • Family Ties

Wellness Coaching Module 3
Nutrition and Weight 

  • Essentials of Good Nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Weight in America
  • What is a Healthy Weight?
  • How to Gain Weight
  • Practical Guide to a Healthy Weight
  • Treating Severe Obesity
  • Disordered Eating
  • What is Physical Fitness?
  • The Principles of Exercise
  • Mind-Body Approaches

Wellness Coaching Module 4
Sexual Health and Reproduction

  • Men and Women’s Sexual Health
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual Activity
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases
  • Common STIs
  • Contraception
  • Sterilization
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth

Wellness Coaching Module 5
Diseases and Addictions

  • Preventing Major Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke and Cancer
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Gambling
  • Understanding Drugs and Their Effects
  • Medications
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Treatment for Substance Abuse

Wellness Coaching Module 6
Alcohol, Tobacco and Consumer Health

  • Understanding Alcohol
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Tobacco Use in America
  • Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking
  • Quitting Tobacco Use
  • Personalizing Your Health Care
  • Your Medical Rights
  • Elective Treatments
  • Nontraditional Health Care
  • The Health-Care System

Wellness Coaching Module 7
A Lifetime of Health

  • Unintentional Injury
  • Violence and Crime
  • Sexual Victimization
  • Pollution
  • Chemical Risks
  • Successful Aging
  • Preparing for Medical Crisis
  • End of Life
  • Death and Dying
  • Grief 

Wellness Coaching Module 8
The Co-Active Coaching Model

  • Empowered Coaching Environment
  • The Five Contexts
  • The Coach’s Role in the Model
  • Co-Active Coaching Relationships
  • Coaching Environment
  • Levels of Listening
  • Intuition
  • Curiosity
  • Authenticity
  • Accountability

Wellness Coaching Module 9
Coaching Contexts, Principles and Practices

  • Self-Management
  • Good Judgement
  • Fulfillment and Values
  • What is Balance?
  • A Formula for Coaching Balance
  • The Look of Process
  • Process Coaching
  • Integrating Principles
  • The Coach’s Commitment
  • The Expanding World of Coaching

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Wellness Coaching course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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