(in-person) courses and conferences effective July 1, 2021 and available COVID-19 online education and resources.
Wellness Coach Training September 17 - December 12, 2021
Medical Program Director: Kristin Vickers, Ph.D., LP
Program Director: Katie Bernard, M.S., NBC-HWC
Program Director: Jamie L. Friend, NBC-HWC
Phone: 507-422-5140 - Email: MCWCTP@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training is a 12-week course that prepares students to work as Wellness Coaches within diverse settings. The training will involve online sessions utilizing the Blackboard Learn online learning platform, experiential peer-coaching sessions, conference calls, webcasts. Successful completion of the course qualifies the learner to apply for certification through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Please note, registration is not complete until payment of $3,750.00 and transcripts are received. Blackboard Learn® access will be sent to confirmed registrants two weeks prior to the course start date. The online sessions are designed to be taken on a Windows or Macintosh computer.
This training is designed to be a graduate-level course, and participants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree. An exception may be made for applicants who have an associate's degree with a current health-related licensure (such as a nurse, respiratory therapist, or dental hygienist). Participants must mail a copy of their current licensure and provide official transcripts of their highest degree. These transcripts must be translated into English if the original is in another language. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient/client safety. Applicants must be able to demonstrate objective competency in English to participate fully in the online discussion assignments and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.
Please mail your official transcript to:
Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program
Attn: Wellness Coach Training Program
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Online learning – Blackboard Learn Platform
Learners who withdraw from the Wellness Coach Training Program must initiate the process with their program director.
The learner must provide written notice of withdrawal to the program director.
Tuition/Fee Refund Policy
For withdrawals made more than 14 days prior to the start of the course or program, a refund will be made less an administration fee of $75.
For withdrawals made within 14 days of the first day of the course or program, no refund will be made.
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Wellness coaches work together with others within the interdisciplinary team. They focus on helping clients who are well to stay well and assisting others to recover from illness and discover their best selves with a new emphasis on wellness. The role of the coach is to help the individual identify personal reasons for pursuing greater wellness and to enhance motivation for behavior change using evidence-based strategies.
Opportunities exist for wellness coaches to work as independent consultants on the staff of sports or fitness facilities, as an insurance company employee, or as part of an interdisciplinary team in clinics and hospitals. Wellness coaches can set their own schedules and pay rates, choose their clientele, work from nearly any location and enjoy creativity and flexibility in their coaching approach.
- Describe the phases of the Mayo Clinic 5 E's Wellness Coaching Model.
- Describe the requirements of a professional wellness coach, as outlined in the ICHWC Job Task Analysis in graded assignments and a written examination.
- Demonstrate the required skills necessary, such as motivational interviewing, reflective listening, fostering engagement and eliciting change talk, to be a professional wellness coach, as outlined in the ICHWC Job Task Analysis, in a taped Practical Skills Examination with Mayo Clinic faculty.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaching Program training is coordinated and taught by clinical, scientific and technical staffs of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice or research.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.
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