Health & Wellness Coaching

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At Vermont State, you’ll become an expert in wellbeing in our Health and Wellness Coaching Concentration. This growing field offers a wide range of careers where you can have a significant impact on individuals and communities. You’ll graduate prepared to help people make positive changes through health and wellness coaching and education.

Vermont State University-Johnson – Health & Wellness Coaching Program is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

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Why Study Health & Wellness Coaching at Vermont State

  • Broad Background: You’ll study a range of topics broadly applicable to all health science fields, as well as specialized topics in health and wellness coaching. 
  • Small Classes: You’ll work closely with our dedicated and knowledgeable professors, as well as with experienced professionals in internships and practicums. 
  • Experiential Learning: Numerous hands-on learning opportunities and rigorous coursework mean you’ll develop the essential skills and knowledge to graduate as a confident, competent health professional ready to help clients improve their lives.  
  • Career Preparation: Prepare for a career in personal training, corporate health and wellness, community health education, health and wellness counseling, and more. You’ll also be well-prepared for examinations and certificates recognized by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.

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Sample Courses

  • Physical Activity in Health and Disease 
  • Health Behavior: Change and Adherence 
  • Introduction to food science 
  • Lifetime Fitness 

Student Stories

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“The positive atmosphere created by the school and the community really made it a peaceful place to learn and grow as a person.”   

Jessica Babcock 

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