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Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program

Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program


Prepare yourself for a rewarding career as a health and wellness coach with the 100% online Certificate program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and National Wellness Institute (NWI). As a coach, you will guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations, and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.

This engaging program includes four 100%-online courses featuring live-interaction classes, plus independent teaching and learning. Choose from the 16-week accelerated Summer Program or the 9-month School-year Program. You can also choose to earn graduate credit when you enroll in the the School-year Program. This program was designed with your wellness in mind!

The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has qualified the UWSP and NWI Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program as an Approved Training Program per the NBHWC’s standards. As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed this Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to become a certified coach.
Registration Info
Choose from Two Options:

1. Continuing Education Only

2. Graduate Credit* (12 credits)

Apply Through UWSP

Certification & Credits
Get NBHWC-certified!
Both registration options meet the standards of NBHWC and equally prepare you to sit for the NBHWC certification exam. 

Earn up to 80 CECs!
Each of the four courses within the certificate program is eligible for 20 continuing education credits (CECs) through the National Wellness Institute for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I CC), SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP. View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.
2024 Summer Program Schedule
(16-week Program)
Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

The Summer 2024 Program includes the following required courses, which meet via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.:
    •  May 14–June 6, 2024: Building Expertise in Health and Wellness
    •  June 11–July 4, 2024: Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations
    •  July 9–Aug. 1, 2024: Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques
    •  Aug. 6–Aug. 29, 2024: Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point & Informational Session Registration
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considered the birthplace of wellness, establishing the first college degree wellness program in the world. The National Wellness Institute was founded at UWSP and continue to maintain a close relationship.

Ready to learn more about the Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate Program? Join UWSP for a 20-minute online informational session. Multiple dates are available.