Health Coaching Graduate Certificate (Online)

Help Make an Impact through health coaching

Earn a Health Coaching Certificate online from the University of Saint Joseph to share your passion for healthy living by becoming a health coach.  

Health and wellness coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds who help individuals and groups improve their health by changing their behaviors. Health coaches also work on chronic disease management, risk prevention, health promotion, and the pursuit of holistic health goals.

Whether you are a psychologist, nurse, dietitian, or exercise physiologist, USJ’s online Health Coaching Graduate Certificate expands your professional skills and gives you a quality academic credential to further help your clients or patients improve their wellness.

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Program Facts

  • Earn Your Health Coaching Certificate 100% Online
  • Complete in As Little As 4–6 Months 
  • No GRE Required for Admission
  • Complements Your M.S. in Nutrition Degree 

Online Health Coaching Certificate Program Advantages 

Study at Your Own Pace 

At the University of Saint Joseph, you can receive a rigorous education and earn the Health Coaching Certificate fully online. With the online learning format, you have the flexibility to balance your work, life, and school commitments. You can take courses around your schedule and progress at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Robust and Affordable Certificate Program

With a concentrated nine-credit curriculum, the certificate program allows affordability and quick completion in less than six months. Learn more about the 2024-2025 online tuition rates

If you are enrolled in the online Master of Science in Nutrition program, you may also complete the Health Coaching certification at the same time as part of your coursework. 

Health Coaching Certificate Online Courses

Led by USJ’s distinguished Health and Sciences faculty, the Health Coaching Certificate program equips you with key skills in applying coaching theories and evidence-based practice to develop comprehensive health coaching plans for clients. 

You will take three different online courses encompassing the coaching foundation, process, skills, and application. 

  • NUTR 520 – Foundations of Health Coaching (3 Credits)
  • NUTR 521 – Health Coaching Process and Skills (3 Credits)
  • NUTR 522 – Application of Health Coaching (3 Credits)

If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, USJ also provides a preparatory course—NUTR 518 – Advanced Nutrition—to help you acquire the necessary foundational knowledge for health coaching.  

Learn more about the online Health Coaching Graduate Certificate curriculum.

Health and Wellness Coaching Career Outlook 

Health coaching is growing rapidly in the United States and worldwide. Coaching can be offered face-to-face or electronically. Health coaches have been hired to handle high-risk patients and to improve general wellness.

According to, Health and Wellness Coaches’ median salary is $58,753/year.

By earning the Health Coaching Certificate from the University of Saint Joseph, you can jumpstart your career in various settings such as wellness centers, gyms, schools, and corporations. You may also open your own health coaching business to help different organizations and individuals develop their health programs and reach their health goals.

Admission Requirements (No GRE Required)

Apply to the University of Saint Joseph’s Health Coaching Graduate Certificate online program with the following required materials:

  • Sealed transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and any additional graduate coursework
  • Transcripts from all colleges or institutions attended 
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • The Nutrition Planned Program of Study Form
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee

Candidates should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. 

Learn more about USJ’s graduate admissions requirements.

Apply to USJ’s Online Health Coaching Graduate Certificate Program

Transform lives by promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles as a health coach! The University of Saint Joseph’s online Health Coaching Certificate gives you the credential and confidence to jumpstart your career. Submit your application today!

Have more questions about the Health Coaching Graduate Certificate?

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Phone: 860.231.5216

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