Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate

HWC Certificate

The Health & Wellness Coaching (HWC) Certificate is for current or future healthcare professionals who want to develop the knowledge and skills to facilitate sustainable behavior change. Earning the certificate will prepare you for and make you eligible to take the exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

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About The HWC Certificate:

In the HWC Certificate Program, you will learn-by-doing. Professional faculty guide your development as you become proficient utilizing evidence-based coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and appreciative and strength-based inquiry. While you are building skill, you will also learn how coaching works to foster long-term success in clients, patients, or anyone who would benefit from making positive changes in their lives.

By learning effective ways to help people discover their true motivations, recognize their resources, and build strengths and confidence, you will give them the ability to move toward a healthier, more fulfilled life. Ultimately, you will be able to combine your existing expertise with powerful and proven behavior change skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

The Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate provides advanced knowledge and a professional skillset for individuals who are:

  • Considering a career as a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach.
  • Currently working in healthcare, wellness or fitness and are interested in gaining evidence-based behavior change skills.
  • Planning to work in allied health, wellness, or fitness and understand that acquiring skills in sustainable behavior change will be integral to your success.
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Academic Model

Online – The HWC Certificate is completely online (no onsite visits are required).
Length – 3 15-week courses

The structure and pace is designed with busy professionals in mind and include practicing what you learn at your own place of employment with feedback and guidance from student-centered instructors.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a health/wellness related field or permission of the Program Director.

NBHWC Approval

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has been fully approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), which means that students who complete the 3-course sequence below, are eligible to sit for the exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

  1. Successfully complete the courses, WE623, WE710, and WE711 including all synchronous hours.
  2. Pass the Coaching Practical Examination at the end of WE711
  3. Complete any other requirements set forth by the NBHWC, which currently includes, completion and documentation of 50 coaching sessions after passing the practical exam in WE711,  and paying the application/exam fees.
  4. As NBHWC requirements are subject to change, students should refer to the website, for the most updated information.


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.