Wellness Coach Training July 3 – September 27, 2020 *Registration Opens March 13*

Rochester, MN US
July 3, 2020 to September 27, 2020

Program Medical Director: Kristin Vickers, Ph.D., LP
Program Director: Jamie L. Friend, NBC-HWC
Phone: 507-266-1093 - 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, and also includes a mandatory 4 day workshop provided on campus at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Successful completion of the course qualifies the learner to apply for certification through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) www.NBHWC.org.  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
Room DA5-112
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902

Online Learning & Onsite Information

  • Online learning – Blackboard Learn Platform

Onsite Training Location

July 20 - 23, 2020 Onsite Training - Mandatory Attendance 
Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program
Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
565 First Street SW
Rochester, MN  55905

Withdrawal Procedure

  • 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.  

Note:  Attendance of Session 3 Onsite is mandatory and no refund will be made due to non-attendance of Session 3.

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Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

Students learn how to establish relationships and practice core coaching skills that assist individuals in identifying their values and desires, transforming them into action, and maintaining lasting change over time. Students learn to partner in dynamic collaboration with others, respecting the client as the expert in his or her life and using a strength-based focus and strong grounding in best practices.

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. 

Course summary
Event starts: 
07/03/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/27/2020 - 5:00pm
Parent activity set: 
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Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center - Mayo Clinic
565 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States


Onsite training location component
Planning your Onsite Session Visit to Rochester, MN - Session 3 is our featured four day workshop hosted in Rochester, MN. Please follow the following link for travel and lodging information.

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.

Credit Information
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Program is approved by the certifying standards of the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching  www.ichwc.org.  Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for national certification through the International Consortium.  

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

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*Registration Opens March 13*

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. 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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