Health and Wellness Coaching

Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program

Our Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program is conducted fully online and can be taken by students anywhere in the world.

Today, more than ever, health and wellness coaches are in demand. The industry is projected to grow to $7.85 billion by 2022.

At The Soma Institute, our mission is to improve overall health, wellness and happiness one health coach at a time.

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What is a Health and Wellness Coach?

A health and wellness coach is a trained professional who empowers their clients to take action to improve their health and well-being through motivation, accountability and guided coaching.

At The Soma Institute, we train certified health and wellness coaches to take a holistic approach to health and well-being with the goal of helping people create sustainable lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. Our approach focuses on preventive, long-lasting changes instead of temporary fixes.

A health and wellness coach may be able to help a client set goals for improved:

  • stress management
  • nutrition
  • management of chronic disease
  • weight loss
  • smoking cessation
  • fitness goals
  • lifestyle changes to improve overall well-being

Where do Health and Wellness Coaches Work?

Health and wellness coaches work in a variety of settings, and many develop their own private practices. Some examples of places that might employ a health and wellness coach include:

  • hospitals
  • medical centers
  • schools
  • corporations
  • spas and resorts
  • fitness center and health clubs

Why Become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach?

Health and wellness coaching is a fulfilling career where you can make a difference in the lives of your clients. You can also enjoy:

  • flexible work hours
  • working from home
  • personal growth
  • growing, in-demand career
  • rewarding career

Health and Wellness News

Health and Wellness During Difficult Times

It’s so important to take care of your health and wellness during difficult times. Monique Costello, an instructor in our Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program, gives KARE 11 TV some helpful tips about how diet and routine can improve your overall well-being.

Resetting the World With Wellness

The Global Wellness Institute is Resetting the World with Wellness, a new initiative aimed at creating a better, healthier world in the aftermath of the Coronavirus epidemic. Read about how the Pope is collaborating on the initiative here:

https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/industry-research/resetting-the-world-with-wellness/?utm_source=Global+Wellness+Institute

Evidence Shows Health Coaching is Effective

There is evidence showing that health coaching is effective in helping people improve their health and well-being. Read this article from Harvard Health Publishing to learn more.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/health-coaching-is-effective-should-you-try-it-2020040819444

For requirements and more information about the Health and Wellness Coaching program, visit the course catalog here.

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This program is an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. Successful graduates meet the eligibility requirements (for the Transition Phase) to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination required for health & wellness coaches to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).