Programs

Integrative Health Coaching

Description

This graduate certificate comprises courses that focus on coaching methods for healthcare professionals, approaches to motivational counseling and an introduction to the psychology of behavioral change. In addition, the certificate features an advanced course in clinical nutrition which provides a novel approach to health maintenance and wellness.

The Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health Coaching offers the opportunity for students involved in healthcare delivery to begin the transition to understanding the broad spectrum of issues involved in disease prevention and wellness. For students that have an interest in future healthcare careers, this certificate provides the necessary coursework to successfully understand the principles of advanced patient wellness.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have an advanced degree in the biomedical sciences from a regionally accredited institution.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

n/a

Requirements

12 credit hours.

GMS 6715 - Lifestyle Coaching (3)
GMS 6716 - Nutrition Counseling (3)
GMS 6717 - Co-Active Coaching (3)
GMS 6718 - Integrative Lifestyle Medicine (3)

Electives

n/a

Time Limit

Three years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

GRE and MCAT scores can be used to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills, but are not required for admission into the certificate program.

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.

Contacts

Michael Barber
813-974-9908
mbarber@health.usf.edu

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