College of Health and Human Services2019-2020
Department of Health Sciences
Health and Wellness Coaching, Minor
This minor is designed to prepare students to coach others in wellness-oriented living, whole-person awareness, and healthful living. Study in this area also provides personal benefits for self and family. Topics include nutrition, stress management, worksite health promotion, and strategies for facilitating change.
What Can I Do with a Minor in Health and Wellness Coaching?
Health and fitness is a growing concern in today's world. If your goal is to work in behavior modification or health lifestyle coaching, a Health and Wellness Coaching minor will help you along this career path. You will supplement your major with courses in fitness and wellness.
This minor is offered completely online, giving you maximum flexibility in when and where you complete classes.
A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||21|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
The purpose of the Health and Wellness Coaching minor is to prepare students to coach others in wellness-oriented living, whole-person awareness, and healthful living. Health and wellness coaches help clients explore, express, understand, and accept feelings so clients can make more informed decisions about their health and lifestyle behaviors. Developing health coaching knowledge and skill sets allows students to utilize them in their personal lives, existing professional careers, or to seek employment as a health and wellness coach. Topics include health coaching skills, stress management, worksite health promotion, and strategies for facilitating change.
Take the following 21 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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