Health Coach Undergraduate Certificate
The health coach undergraduate certificate aims to provide specific training to individuals seeking to begin a career as a health coach. Health coaches educate and mentor individuals, or small groups, to improve their health behaviors.
The program is designed to be completed by those with an academic interest in nutrition and health, as well as those in other health or pre-health tracks.
The classes and electives offer students the opportunity to customize the curriculum to their interests while also delivering specific training for employment within an industry expected to grow by 12 percent over the next decade. The program combines elements of counseling strategies, lifestyle behaviors highly related to health risks and specific training in health-focused psychology.
Paired with a full nutrition- or health-related degree program, this certificate will better prepare students for health care employment by broadening their knowledge and skills beyond those required by the degree program alone.
Health coaches work in the following industries and settings:
- Medical offices and clinics
- Large and small businesses
- Insurance companies
- Community centers
- Health clubs and fitness centers
- Holistic and other health promotion centers
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The health coach undergraduate certificate is offered through the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health in the K-State College of Human Ecology.