HWC-NWI Program Guide

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UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute





Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

Become a HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH Do you crave the opportunity to make meaningful connections? Are you inspired to help others create or sustain healthy behaviors? Are you seeking a mid-career change or wanting to enhance your effectiveness in your current field? The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching program might be for you. As a health and wellness coach, you will guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential. The Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program is unique because our focus is on YOU and your practical SKILL DEVELOPMENT. You will gain marketable skills, empowering you to help others create and sustain healthy behavior change.

Accelerated Learning Complete your certificate in as few as five (5) months. Most classes are completed in eight (8) weeks. National Board Certification The UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

100% Online A blend of online virtual classroom and streaming videos. No travel required!

Professional Connections Engage in classes, projects, events and mentoring with experienced health and wellness experts. Build relationships with peers in an empowering cohort learning community. In-Demand Skills Learn the coaching skills required to transform your career.

“Join us on a journey. Our focus on applied coaching skills, current trends, health outcomes and professional development makes the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program developed by UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute highly unique and valuable.”

– Professor Brian Krolczyk, Ph.D. Program Director

Two Pathways for Your JOURNEY

Earn a certificate following your preferred pathway. Both options equally prepare you to sit for the NBHWC exam and become a certified health and wellness coach. PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (80 CEC s )


• CECs available through National Wellness Institute • ACSM, NBHWC, CHES/MCHES, NWI-CWP, SHRM • No bachelor’s degree or transcripts required • Lower cost than graduate credit option GRADUATE CREDIT (12 credits ) • Your Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate and your credits earned appear on your transcript • Credits may transfer to master’s programs, including at UW-Stevens Point: • Community and Organizational Leadership • Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems • Financial aid available when concurrently accepted in a master’s program at UW-Stevens Point • Additional focus on research and new trends in evidenced-based practices


““I like that it is online. It definitely fits into my life. Also, I like that it is done by a university. There are lots of coaching programs out there, but the university gives it credibility.”

– 2020 Program Graduate Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

Your Work-Life BALANCE

We know you’re busy and we have your wellness in mind.

Complete this program for graduate credit or as professional continuing education; both options meet the standards of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). The nine-month program is comprised of four eight-week courses offered 100% online via a mix of scheduled 2.5-hour live-interaction classes, plus independent teaching and learning. Learning modules within every course are designed to be completed in approximately 30 minutes or less.



FALL Building Expertise in Health and Wellness


Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations


SPRING Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum





SUMMER Building Expertise in Health and Wellness


Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations


Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum



Note: The summer session is only available for continuing education credit. If you want to earn graduate credit, you must enroll in the school-year program.

Where Will Your CAREER Take You? NBHWC explains, “Health and wellness coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness, and, thereby enhance well-being.” The demand for professionals with health and wellness coaching skills is high. A January 2019 search on ziprecruiter.com found over 75,000 jobs seeking health and wellness coaching skills.

Health and wellness coaches are employed by: • hospitals, clinics, counseling and treatment centers • corporations • employee assistance programs • schools and universities • insurance agencies • social service agencies • fitness centers • U.S. military • self-employed

Join a Community of WELLNESS TRAILBLAZERS A partnership between two national leaders in wellness is setting the new standard in advancing academic and professional development in health and wellness coaching.

One-year Individual National Wellness Institute Membership included for all students! ($149 value) Free access to: • Monthly wellness webinars • International Journal of Community Well-being • Valuable online tools and resources Member-only discounts on: • NWI Certificate programs and continuing education courses • National Wellness Conference registration • Health and wellness genetic testing through AGS • Association health and life insurance • Other Preferred Provider products and services • Monthly member newsletter • A community of well-minded professionals


The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considered the birthplace of wellness , establishing the first college degree wellness program in the world. UW-Stevens Point became the first degree program in the U.S. to be accredited by the National Wellness Institute in 2010. The National Wellness Institute was founded at UW-Stevens Point and still maintains a close relationship with our academic program. The National Wellness Institute enriches professionals’ lives and careers with competencies and connections to promote inclusive multi–dimensional wellness through its membership, annual National Wellness Conference, Certified Wellness Practitioner credential and diverse educational offerings.

“Wellness is maturing. There is great health coaching training available today, but the training program developed with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point brings the highest incorporation of health and holistic wellness together.”

– Chuck Gillespie CEO, National Wellness Institute

National Board-Certified Coaches WILL BE YOUR GUIDES Amy Mattila, NBC-HWC Adjunct Instructor

Yvette Mari Robles, NBC-HWC, RYT Adjunct Instructor Brian Krolczyk, Ph.D., NBC-HWC Health Psychology and Coaching

Kerri Weishoff, M.S., NBC-HWC Integrative Health Christine Imfeld, M.A., NBC-HWC Adjunct Instructor

You will work with national board-certified coaches as you observe and lead weekly practice coaching sessions. Our coaching experts have experience working industry, health care, veterans’ services, coaching organizations, and private practice.

Well-Rounded EXPERTS A diverse faculty of wellness experts will share professional,

research and teaching experiences and are ready to help you to make a meaningful impact.

Corey Huck, Ph.D. Kinesiology

Maggie Sullivan, R.N. Chronic Disease

Deborah Tang, M.S. Weight Management

Susan Turgeson, Ed.D. Relationship Health

Sallie Scovill, Ph.D. Health Promotion and Wellness

Geoff Skadra Social Media and Marketing

Jasia Steinmetz, Ph.D. Sustainable Food Systems Barbara Zabawa, JD, MPH Legal Perspectives

Annie Wetter, Ph.D. Nutrition

Tom Wetter, Ph.D. Exercise and Fitness

LET’S Connect

Jennifer Hess Program Manager 715-346-4782 jennifer.hess@uwsp.edu Online Information Sessions uwsp.edu/healthwellnesscoaching

Take the NEXT STEP

Application Requirements by Pathway

Letter of Intent

Bachelor’s Degree


Professional Continuing Education

Graduate Credit


UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. uwsp.edu/healthwellnesscoaching

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