The CIMHS certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching is oriented around the fundamental coaching competencies and skills recognized by professional credentialing organizations. The certificate program is best suited for individuals interested in obtaining skills and competencies in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced coaching methods that can be taken as a current degree student or non-degree student. For those individuals currently enrolled in one of the CIMHS degree programs, the required three courses (9 credits) may be taken as part of their required curriculum. The certificate program in Integrative Wellness Coaching offers two enrollment periods in the spring and fall semester.
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 program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) as an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training and Education Program.
Graduates of the certificate program may market themselves as having a certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching and work in a variety of settings including private practice, health care, corporate wellness, and educational institutions. In addition, graduates are eligible to apply for additional credentialing through the ICF and NBHWC.
Note: As part of the 5632 Intermediate Coaching and the 5593 Advanced Coaching Practicum courses, 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.