Maryland University of Integrative Health’s (MUIH) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching is now an Approved Training Program with the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).
This approved stand-alone certificate is also embedded in MUIH’s Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching program. Students and graduates who entered these programs in fall 2019 and later are eligible to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination developed by NBHWC in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
MUIH’s graduate health and wellness coaching programs prepare students to become skilled health and wellness coaches who help clients clarify health and wellness goals through introspection, leverage their strengths, address challenges in behavior change, implement and sustain life-changing behaviors, and manage both setbacks and progress. These programs are grounded in MUIH’s holistic and natural approach to health and wellness. They are variously offered in online, hybrid, and on-campus formats.
“Graduates of MUIH’s health and wellness coaching programs are well-prepared to help clients improve their lives, to begin a new career or add value to an existing one, and to advance the field through evidence-informed practice and the highest of ethical standards. Our graduates are distinguished by their healing presence, knowledge of behavior change science, and their compassion in service of others,” said Rebecca Pille, department chair of health and wellness coaching at MUIH.
Health and wellness coaching has been identified as a cutting edge career that equips professionals with a core set of skills and expertise which apply to a wide range of individuals and communities, settings, organizations, and sectors. It has emerged as a $6 billion service market in the U.S., with an estimated 109,000 health and wellness coaches and health educators.
MUIH began offering graduate programs in health and wellness coaching in 2010, including the nation’s first Master of Arts degree in the field in 2012. MUIH also offers masters and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of other integrative health disciplines.
For more information visit https://muih.edu/academics/health-wellness-coaching/.