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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Coaching: The Future of Wellness (NUT-320)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define “coaching” and identify the requirements of being a coach; tailor healthcare coaching to a target population; identify the different types of coaching; discuss the psychology of coaching; discuss wellness, its demands, challenges, and needs; analyze the different applications of coaching in the healthcare industry; apply the science of coaching to practical use; apply the practical uses of wellness coaching; and discuss the challenges and needs of becoming a coach and building a successful practice.


This course examines the four pillars of health coaching: mindful presence, self-awareness, being in a safe and sacred place and authentic communication. The course focuses on coaching as a force of change for a healthcare system struggling to understand its patients and deliver its messages. Instruction also focuses on the application of coaching at the individual or group level and in person or through distant communication. This course provides an introduction to the science of coaching in general, and healthcare coaching.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, Health and Wellness, Sport and Leisure studies, Health Coaching, or Personal Training (8/18).