Health and Wellness Coaching and Promotion, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #3030

Effective May 2022

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

The short-term certificate in health & wellness coaching is designed to prepare an individual for a career in health and wellness coaching/promotion.  (ichwc.org/job task analysis). The short-term certificate in health & wellness coaching program will prepare individuals for employment in corporations, fitness or recreation centers, hospitals wellness programs, insurance companies and self-employment. In addition the coursework will prepare an individual for health & wellness coaching certificate programs. The program is intended to enable individuals to utilize the acquired knowledge and skills to enhance existing professional responsibilities. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOG 115
BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 4
or ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
3-4
HLED 156 HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2
HLED 125 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING 2 1
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 3 1
SDEV 111 SUCCESS COACHING AND MENTORING I 3
SDEV 112 SUCCESS COACHING AND MENTORING II 1 3
 Hours13-14
Spring Semester
HLED 181 NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 2
HLED 221 HEALTH PROMOTION AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE 1 3
HLED 225 HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING/PROMOTION PRACTICUM 1 1
HPED 173 BIOMECHANICS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING 3
Select two of the following HLED courses: 4-5
PERSONAL HEALTH
COMMUNITY HEALTH
WOMEN'S HEALTH
 Hours13-14
 Total Hours26-28
1

 Indicates that this course requires a college level prerequisite.

2

 Indicates this course requires a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.

3

 A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

4

If a student is considering the LCCC associate degree or transferring to the University Partnership consider BIOG 121 & BIOG 122 sequence.

Program Contact(s):

Lisa Augustine
440-366-7352
laugusti@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

  1. Apply the health coaching structure while working with individuals or groups as it relates to the following competencies: preparation prior to first session; routine follow-up sessions & coaching program termination.
  2. Facilitate the coaching process, coaching relationships/ communication techniques as it relates to the following competencies: client-centered relationship; active listening and presence; trust & rapport; focus and refocus the conversation; assist client to evaluate and integrate health information; goals and implementing action; client awareness; intrinsic motivation; client self-efficacy; improve support; client self-discovery; and increase positive psychological resources.
  3. Identifies evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention and lifestyle medicine recommendations provided by public health groups such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as it relates to the following competencies: health promotion and disease prevention; chronic disease; health behaviors; social and behavioral risk factors.
  4. Demonstrate ethical treatment and legal professionalism as it relates to the following competencies: professional conduct: currency in the discipline; International Consortium Health Wellness Coaches (ICHWC) Code of Ethics & ICHWC Health & Wellness Coach Scope of Practice; legal: client records are protected & abide by HIPPA.