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  Aug 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Integrative Wellness Coaching Certificate

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The CIMHS certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching is oriented around the fundamental coaching competencies and skills recognized by professional credentialing organizations.  Drawing from applied practices in coaching, students learn how to integrate evidence-based approaches to enhance health-related outcomes in people suffering from chronic illness. 

By completing the required coursework and passing the practical examination, students will earn a Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching.  This certificate program is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 88 hours of coach training and is also an Approved Transition Program by the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC). 

Graduates of the certificate program may market themselves as Certified Coaches and work in private practice, health care settings, corporate and educational institutions.  In addition, graduates are may be eligible to apply for additional credentialing through the ICF and ICHWC.




To enroll in this program, go to Apply Online and select your desired Non-Degree choice.

If you are a current student in the CIMHS or in another Saybrook degree program, please speak with your faculty mentor about enrolling in this certificate.

Total Credits: 10

Detailed course descriptions are available in the Catalog.

Certificate Requirements for 2017-2018 Academic Year approved by CIMHS Degree Program Committee.

For non-CIMHS degree students, the certificate includes an 8-week graduate colloquium (1-credit), three academic courses (9 credits), and one residential conference. This is an educational opportunity for individuals to obtain a professional certificate without having to commit to a graduate program.

CIMHS students already take at least one 1-credit Graduate Colloquium and have an assigned advisor. They will not need to take this additional one-credit Graduate Colloquium. Consult with an academic advisor for additional information.

For those individuals currently enrolled in one of the Mind-Body Medicine degree programs, the required three courses (9 credits) may be taken as part of their required curriculum.

Note: As part of the 5593 Advanced Practicum course, students will complete a practical examination.  It is possible to pass the course requirements; however, passing the examination is the final requirement to earn the certification. 


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