Health Coach Certificate
The health coach certification will enhance the marketability of students currently pursuing degrees in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Kinesiology and/or Psychology. Although there are a number of organizations and agencies offering a health coach certificate, they do not provide the rigorous academic and theoretical background in the components of health required to prepare workers for the challenges of working in this field. The strong academic programs in human nutrition, kinesiology and psychology are well equipped to provide this educational foundation. Presently, no national accrediting/governing body of health coaches exists, resulting in a number of certification/certificate options with varying degrees of qualifications and rigor. This health coach certificate provides students with a more rigorous and comprehensive foundation in nutrition, exercise, and motivational coaching to compete for employment opportunities requiring health coach certification or certificate. Students would be able to sit for the American Council on Exercise exam should they choose to do so.
Health Coach Certificate Requirements
Health Coach Certificate Courses
23 Credits as follows:
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 – Indria Jenkins
Learning communities connect students with social and learning activities that extend well beyond the classroom. Students in many communities take a few courses together, get to know upperclassmen peer mentors, study together as a group, do service projects, and gather just for fun. Visit FSHN’s learning community web page Visit Kinesiology’s learning community web page Visit Psychology’s learning community web page
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