This course focuses on the application of essential coaching skills and behavior change theories. Students will develop an individualized Health Coaching Approach with methodologies in mindfulness, motivational interviewing and the 5 phases of the Georgetown HWC coaching model. Methods for setting client-centered goals and actions are presented. Additional topics include knowing when to refer and the ethics of coaching.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the structure and flow of a coaching session and a coaching engagement.
- Apply behavior change models and motivational interviewing skills to support positive health choices
- Practice conducting initial and intermediate coaching sessions, including vision, health assessment, goal setting and overcoming barriers
- Practice coaching techniques, both in one-on-one and group settings
- Identify when to refer clients to resources outside the coaching setting
- Analyze ethical issues related to coaching according to the ICHWC and ICF Code of Ethics.
- Formulate an individualized Health Coaching Approach
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
- Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching : Required