The Health Promotion and Wellness track of the Master of Science in Health Science is designed for students to develop expertise in the coaching approach to client and patient care. Through the knowledge gained in this program, graduates will be able to help the populations they serve bridge the gap between where healthcare ends and healthy living starts.
This program is ideal for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in an allied health or exercise science and are committed to best practices in facilitating positive, sustainable behavior change. Students will develop their skills in exercise prescription, nutrition counseling, wellness program design, and implementation, and coaching best practices. Students will also gain an understanding of the psychological and physiological mechanisms within coaching techniques and client responses.
Students who complete the track will be eligible to sit for the Health & Wellness Coach Certifying Examination to become a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). This certification is offered by the National Board of Medical Examiners for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.