Course Description

This course will set the fundamentals of Health and Wellness coaching by explaining the foundation of behavior change science, exploring associated behavior change theories, practicing an evidence-based communication strategy for advancing health behavior change, Motivational Interviewing.  Subject matter will incorporate scholarship from the fields of psychology and public health and class activities will include application of behavior change theories and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of behavior in illness and disease prevention
  • Identify factors that contribute to the acquisition of negative health behaviors
  • Evaluate origins, key components, and critiques of major models of behavior change
  • Compare different strategies for helping clients change their health behaviors
  • Define ambivalence and how it impacts communication about health behavior change
  • Practice Motivational Interviewing as a strategy for encouraging health behavior change


Enrollment in this course is restricted. Students must submit an application and be accepted into the Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching in order to register.

Current Georgetown students must create an application using their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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8:30AM to 4:30PM
Sep 11, 2024 to Sep 13, 2024
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Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,870.00
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