Integrative Wellness Coaching - The Intersection of Lifestyle Change and Optimal Wellness
The Master of Arts degree in Integrative Wellness Coaching prepares students with the fundamental coaching competencies and skills recognized by professional credentialing organizations. Drawing from contemporary research in lifestyle medicine, positive psychology, and applied practices in coaching, students learn how to integrate evidence-based approaches to enhance health-related outcomes in people suffering from chronic illness. Educated and trained as a certified wellness coach, graduates are prepared to pursue careers in private practice, health care settings, corporate and educational institutions. Nurses, dietitians, health educators, organizational consultants/ managers, massage therapists, and yoga teachers are incorporating coaching to strengthen their professional practice and communication skills.
By completing the required coursework in this degree, students also complete the Saybrook University Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching. The Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching 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 Coaching (ICHWC).
Program Learning Outcomes
The Program Learning Outcomes are specific to this MA Degree, and reflect skills and competencies required for national certification in professional coaching:
1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to evaluate and utilize evidence-based theories and practices in the professional field of integrative medicine.
2. Appraise, assess, and differentiate client needs in preparation for the implementation of a plan that addresses fundamental health, wellbeing, and personal life direction.
3. Compare and contrast effective approaches in coaching to meet individual client, business or organization goals.
4. Explain and integrate ethical principles and professional practice standards within the field of coaching.