Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching
Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching

Certificate Program

On-Campus Format

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Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching

The Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching prepares you with the well-rounded expertise needed to become a health and wellness coach. You’ll examine key health and wellness concepts such as wellness-oriented coaching, the psychology of behavior change in a health context, and the fundamentals of chronic disease. You’ll also engage in mindfulness activities, practice individual and group coaching, incorporate self-reflection into your practice, and apply your skills through a supervised practicum.

In the classroom, you’ll learn through a holistic approach to health coaching based on Georgetown University's core value of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person,” which calls on health practitioners to address the mind, body, and spirit of their clients.

Ideal for
Coaches & healthcare professionals

8 courses over 6 months


On-campus with practicum

2-3 days, once a month

Semester of Entry
Fall & spring

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

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    The faculty and staff are vested in each student’s successful learning experience and the application of our new skills post certification.”

    Rita Bruce Health & Wellness Coaching
  • I have a background in human resources and a passion for health and wellness. I thought this certification program would complement my knowledge in this area and help provide an avenue towards a career in organizational wellness.”

    Marlesa Adams Health & Wellness Coaching

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Facilitate behavior change using mindfulness skills and motivational interviewing
  • Guide clients toward optimal health within the continuum of chronic disease to well-being
  • Conduct one-on-one and group health coaching sessions
  • Navigate the business elements of a health coaching practice

The International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching has qualified the Georgetown University Certificate in Health Coaching as an Approved Transition Program.