Provides best practice training and certification for people who educate seniors about healthy lifestyles, diet, and overall well-being. Health and wellness coaches work with elderly individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to develop and achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness.
Coaches support clients in mobilizing internal strengths and external resources, and in developing self-management strategies for making sustainable, healthy lifestyle, behavior changes.
While health and wellness coaches per se do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments, or provide psychological therapeutic interventions, they may provide expert guidance in areas in which they hold active, nationally recognized credentials, and may offer resources from nationally recognized authorities. As partners and facilitators, health and wellness coaches support their clients in achieving health goals and behavioral change based on their clients’ own goals and consistent with treatment plans as prescribed by individual clients’ professional health care providers.
Coaches assist clients to use their insight, personal strengths and resources, goal setting, action steps and accountability toward healthy lifestyle change.
Candidates for certification will be tested on the following core modules:
- Coaching Structure
- Coaching Process
- Coaching Relationship/Communication/Techniques
- Client-centered relationship
- Trust & rapport
- Active listening and presence
- Client emotions and energy
- Assist client to evaluate and integrate health information
- Goals and implementing action
- Client’s freedom of choice
- Increase positive psychological resources
- Health & Wellness
- Health promotion and disease prevention, Chronic Disease, Health behaviors