Wellness Coach Training June 23 – September 17, 2017

Rochester, MN US
June 23, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Course Director: Jennifer S. Packard, MA
Phone: 507-266-1093 - Email: ndep@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 include online sessions utilizing the Blackboard Learn online learning platform, experiential peer-coaching sessions, conference calls and webcasts.  It also includes a mandatory four-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 Consortium for Credentialing of Health and Wellness Coaches www.ncchwc.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.  

Location & Online Learning Information 
Online learning – Blackboard Learn Platform

Onsite training location component:
Onsite Wellness Coaching Workshop
July 10 – July 13, 2017  Mandatory Attendance 

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
565 First Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902

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.

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

Program Outline  (PDF)
Lodging & Travel Information
Course Website

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: 
06/23/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/17/2017 - 5:00pm
Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center - Mayo Clinic
565 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

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.

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