Health and wellness coaches are professionals from diverse backgrounds who help individuals and groups improve their health by changing their behavior. The health coach work 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.
This online graduate program builds on the skills of psychologists, nurses, dietitians/nutritionists and exercise physiologists.