Health Coaching Certificate (Online)

Health coaches make an impact on the health of others

Share your passion for healthy living by becoming a health coach.

Health and wellness coaches are health professionals from diverse backgrounds who help individuals & groups improve their health by changing their behavior. The health coach works on chronic disease management, risk prevention, health promotion and pursuit of holistic health goals.

Health coaching is growing rapidly in the United States and worldwide. Coaching can be offered face-to-face or electronically. Since the passage of the 2012 Affordable Care Act shifted responsibility for patient outcomes to health care providers, health coaches have been hired to handle high-risk patients and to improve general wellness. Employment is continuing to rise. Although there is no state or federal licensing of health coaches, this USJ program provides a quality academic credential.

Program Curriculum


Admission Requirements for All Students

  • Application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Sealed transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and any additional graduate coursework
  • Transcripts from all colleges or institutions attended
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent explaining your interest and pursuit of the M.S. Nutrition program
  • The Nutrition Planned Program of Study form
  • No GRE or other exam required

Certificate Coursework

This online graduate program builds on the skills of psychologists, nurses, dietitians/nutritionists and exercise physiologists. Contact us to learn more about becoming a health coach.

The certificate consists of three courses taken in sequence:

  • NUTR 520 – Foundations of Health Coaching
  • NUTR 521 – Health Coaching: Process and Skills
  • NUTR 522 – Health Coaching Applications

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