Health Coach - Certificate
The undergraduate health coach certificate provides a rigorous academic and theoretical background in three components of health (nutrition, exercise and motivational coaching) required to prepare workers for the challenges of being a health coach. The certificate provides additional credentials for students already pursuing a bachelor's degree in food science and human nutrition, kinesiology, or psychology. Students would be able to sit for the American Council on Exercise exam should they choose to do so.
Any Iowa State University student may apply for the undergraduate health coach certificate. Application form The completed application should be submitted to the academic adviser in the student’s home department: Food Science and Human Nutrition – Anne Oldham Kinesiology – Marsha Wissink Psychology – Kristin Towers.
The Health Coach certificate requires 23 credits:
Note: Pre-requisites apply for all courses required in the health coach certificate.
|FS HN 265||Nutrition for Active and Healthy Lifestyles||3|
|FS HN 364||Nutrition and Prevention of Chronic Disease||3|
|or FS HN 365||Obesity and Weight Management|
|FS HN 361||Nutrition and Health Assessment||2|
|KIN 458||Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription||4|
|KIN 467||Exercise and Health: Behavior Change||3|
|PSYCH 422||Counseling Theories and Techniques||3|
|PSYCH 485||Health Psychology||3|
|FS HN 495||Practicum||2|
|or KIN 494A|
& KIN 494B
| Practicum in Motivational Interviewing for Health: Principles of Motivational Interviewing|
and Practicum in Motivational Interviewing for Health: Supervised Experience