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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness Coaching Certificate

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This program is not currently accepting new students. Please contact the Department of Health Professions at 303-615-1200 or hep@msudenver.edu for more information.



Wellness coaching is an emerging field in healthcare that focuses on empowering clients to make healthy lifestyle changes to optimize their health and wellbeing. Wellness coaches are individuals highly trained in behavior change. Most have strong backgrounds in healthcare (doctors, nurses, dietitians), and others have backgrounds in related fields, such as psychology or health education. Wellness coaches are the link between what the client needs to change and creating that change. To meet the objectives outlined within the health care reform bill, health care practitioners will likely need to become or hire wellness coaches to work with their clients.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This program is being offered to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field; or a health licensure, such as a Registered Nurse; or bachelor’s with certification; or approved certification and 2,000 hours work in field in an allied health field. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. complete 18 credit hours of courses as recommended by the certificate program;
  2. achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the certificate program courses;
  3. earn at least a “C” or better in each of the certificate courses; and
  4. earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver.

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Health Professions  at 303-615-1200 to schedule an appointment for an advising session either in person or by phone.

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