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Wellness Coach

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Institute for Wellness Education
O*Net Code
21-1094.00
Rapids Code
2016HY
Req. Hours
2500
State
DC
Created
Aug 30, 2021
Updated
Aug 30, 2021

Time-Based Skills

37 skill sets | 226 total skills
Domain 1: Coaching Principles and Ethics - 100 req. hrs
Display and perform duties with professionalism in action and speech
Maintain privacy and confidentiality
Respect the integrity of the established Wellness Coaching model as taught and practiced
Work within the defined scope of practice in terms of strategies, techniques, and resources used in the coaching encounter
Recognize when referral to other professionals or services is needed
Use verbal and non verbal communication skills to foster a collaborative atmosphere
Adapt personal style and approach to suit individual characteristics of the client, such as disability, gender, culture, ethnicity, age, sexual preference, and health status
Identify appropriate settings in which coaching can take place
Establish a coaching agreement with the client that makes clear the responsibilities of coach and client and delineates the scope of coaching services
Follow prescribed process for introducing new resources into the established Wellness Coaching model
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing skills development and performance improvement
Domain 1: Wellness Definitions, Dimensions, and Attributes - 100 req. hrs
Describe the multiple models and varied definitions of wellness
Discuss the attributes of each wellness domain within the varied models
Characterize levels of wellness in objective terms based on the degree to which each wellness attribute is present and/or achieved
Describe how attributes of wellness may vary depending on client factors, such as gender, age, and cultural, social, and environmental factors
Provide real-world examples of wellness in each domain
List common challenges and barriers to achieving wellness in each domain
Describe common approaches to achieving wellness in each domain
Domain 1: The Process of Change: The Transtheoretical Model - 100 req. hrs
Define the 5 stages of change in the transtheoretical model of change
Provide examples of how a person may think or behave in each of the stages of change
List the tasks and goals associated with each stage
Recognize client's readiness to change
Describe coaching interventions that may be undertaken at each stage to help client move to action and maintenance
Use decisional balance scale to help clients weigh the pros and cons, and costs and benefits of change
Domain 1: Setting The Stage For Change: Positive Psychology and Solution- Oriented Approaches - 100 req. hrs
Summarize the models of supportive coaching practice and the evolution of positive psychology theory
Contrast problem-based versus solution-based models
Describe the principles of approaches that focus on supporting the client's strengths as a way to reach a preferred future
Employ coaching techniques that help clients recognize their strengths, values, interests, and activities that increase their sense of fulfillment and purpose
Use strategic questioning to help clients craft a rich conceptualization of a preferred future
Domain 1: Promoting Change: Motivational Interviewing (MI) - 200 req. hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Style or Spirit
Adherence to Principles of MI - Open-ended Questions
Adherence to Principles of MI - Affirmations
Adherence to Principles of MI - Reflective Listening
Adherence to Principles of MI - Fostering a Collaborative Atmosphere
Adherence to Principles of MI - Motivation to Change
Adherence to Principles of MI - Developing Discrepancies
Adherence to Principles of MI - Pros, Cons, Ambivalence
Adherence to Principles of MI - DARN-C (Desire, Ability, Reasons, Need, Commitment)
Adherence to Principles of MI - Summarizing
Adherence to Principles of MI - Change Planning Discussion
Adherence to Principles of MI - Providing Input: Informing
Adherence to Principles of MI - Client-centered Discussion and Feedback
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Judgmental, Closed, Controlling Style
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Unsolicited Advice, Feedback, or Directions
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Emphasizing a Single Solution
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Direct Confrontation
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Powerlessness and Loss of Control
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Asserting Authority
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Closed-ended Questions
Domain 1: Making Change: Tiny Habits - 150 req. hrs
Describe the principles of Tiny Habits in clear and easy-to-understand ways using the Fogg Behavior Model (behavior = motivation, ability, and triggers)
Identify client motivation according to core motivators (pleasure/pain, hope/fear, social acceptance/rejection)
Help client identify personal abilities and triggers
Help client identify personal target behaviors to be developed
Apply principles of simplicity to help client refine target behaviors
Ensure that ability and triggers are appropriate to achieve behavior-change goal
Reinforce client success
Help client monitor progress, evaluate outcomes, and problem solve
Emphasize use of Tiny Habits as an experiment and learning opportunity
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Defining Health - 5 req. hrs
Describe the attributes of health
Discuss the roles played by diet, exercise, and stress management on overall health
Explain how values, attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs drive healthy or risky behaviors
Describe the personal skills that foster health
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: The State of our National Health and a Vision for the Future - 5 req. hrs
Describe the current state of American public health
Discuss the national goals for health set for thin Healthy People 2020
List barriers and challenges that prevent people from achieving optimum health
Identify characteristics of people who are successful at achieving health goals
Evaluate solutions that have been suggested to improve America's health
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Cultural Factors & Health - 10 req. hrs
Describe how cultural values and perspectives shape health beliefs and habits
List examples of cultural values that may inhibit or foster healthy habits among people of different cultures
Recognize common cultural assumptions and biases that may come into play when working with people from diverse cultures
Use verbal and non verbal modes of expression in ways that respect cultural differences
Display comfort and competence in cross-cultural exchanges
List resources for learning about different cultures
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Information Resources on Health and Fitness - 5 req. hrs
Recognize factors that contribute to the validity and credibility of biomedical resources
Describe common study designs and their strengths, weaknesses, and utility
Use credible biomedical data to support work with clients
Critically appraise advice and recommendations offered by popular media
List sources of reliable, credible health data and information
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Diet - 20 req. hrs
Describe the role good nutrition plays in physical and mental health
Summarize the roles played by macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, protein)and micronutrients (vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals) and fluids
Define the components of a healthy diet
Describe the current US national diet recommendations
Discuss the rationale and utility of MyPlate
Describe alternate models for healthy eating and meal planning, including the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate
List components of a healthy diet
List the most common diet challenges for different populations based on age, environment, culture, socioeconomics
Discuss common tips and techniques to foster healthy nutrition in individuals and families
Summarize evidence-based recommendations for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals
List sources of reliable, credible information on nutrition and healthy eating
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Fitness and Exercise - 10 req. hrs
Describe the role fitness and exercise play in physical and mental health
Define the components of physical fitness
Describe the current US national exercise recommendations
List basic exercises and activities to improve cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; and body composition
List the most common fitness and exercise challenges for different populations based on age, locale, culture, socioeconomics
Discuss common tips and techniques to foster physical fitness in individuals and families
Summarize evidence-based recommendations for exercise in diverse populations
List sources of reliable, credible information on physical fitness and exercise
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Stress Management - 20 req. hrs
Define stress and describe its effect on the body
Discuss common causes of stress at home, on the job, and in the community
Describe the physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms of stress
Summarize the importance and benefits of managing stress
List defenses and rationalizations people use to normalize stress
Describe effective personal stress management strategies, including cognitive, physical, behavioral, and environmental strategies
Describe effective stress management strategies that may be used in interpersonal relationships
List the application of stress management practices at home, on the job, and in the community
List sources of reliable, credible information on stress management
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Coaching Practice - 275 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
Promote the individual's knowledge acquisition, skill development, and change of attitude that may contribute to a positive change in the individual's health and fitness
Help client set SMART goals using the Tiny Habits model of simplicity
Facilitate client's recognition of health and fitness improvement and emphasize the value of celebrating success
Assist the client in engaging family members and others in their sphere of influence(e.g., coworkers) in activities that increase health and fitness
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support specific aspects of health and fitness
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a spring board for discussion related to health and fitness
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Family Wellness: Definitions and Challenges - 10 req. hrs
Describe the attributes of family wellness
Describe the challenges that families confront through the continuum of life
List credible resources available to families for education and support
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Healthy Development From Birth Through Young Adulthood - 10 req. hrs
Describe the developmental tasks and milestones in early childhood (birth through eight years)
Discuss the developmental tasks and milestones of middle childhood (ages eight to twelve)
Discuss the developmental tasks and milestones of adolescents
Describe the developmental tasks and milestones that contribute to successful emergence into adulthood
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Marriage - 10 req. hrs
Describe ways to help clients manage the expectations of marriage
Foster development of positive, effective communication skills
Discuss healthy strategies partners can use to manage conflict
List effective problem-solving strategies
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Parenting - 30 req. hrs
Promote empathy and help clients develop appropriate expectations of their children
Describe the role parenting skills play in family wellness and help parents consider how to develop and/or enhance their skills in the following areas: a. Positive communication, b. Effective praise, c. Responsible behavior and discipline, d. Modeling values, e. Family decision making, f. Establishing a safe and nurturing environment for children, g. Effective problem solving, stress management, anger management, and coping, h. Balancing family, work, and personal interests, i. Incorporating healthy behaviors into the family, j. Preventing problems before they start
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Elder Care - 10 req. hrs
Describe issues families must address as family members age, including medical, physical, and emotional challenges, end-of-life issues, living arrangements, and cost of care
Discuss the unique challenges faced by members of the "sandwich generation" who are raising their own children while caring for aging parents
Help families anticipate the challenges of caring for elderly family members with advance planning
Provide compassionate support for families struggling with the challenges of aging family members and end-of-life issues
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Coaching Practice - 280 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
Affirm client's autonomy and control and expertise about their family
Support client's exploration of issues related to their family that they want to consider changing
Promote client's knowledge acquisition, skill development, and change of attitude that contribute to positive changes in the family
Facilitate client's recognition of change and emphasize the value of celebration of success
Assist the client in engaging family members in activities that increase wellness
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support wellness within the family
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a spring board for discussion and client assessment and self-reflection related to family issues and change
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Addiction and Its Effects - 20 req. hrs
Describe the variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use
List the social, economic, political, and cultural contexts in which addiction and substance abuse exist
List risk and resiliency factors that affect susceptibility to substance use problems
Discuss the general behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of substance use on the person who uses and on significant others
Recognize the potential for medical and mental health conditions to coexist with substance use and addiction
Recognize that an estimated 22 million Americans struggle with a drug or alcohol problem, and that almost 95 percent of people with substance use problems are considered unaware of their problem
Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Psychoactive Substances and Their Effects - 20 req. hrs
Describe the general properties of each drug and alcohol classification, including alcohol, depressants, cocaine and other stimulants, opioids, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, and other drugs, such as inhalants, steroids, OTC drugs, and designer drugs
Describe the physiological effects of each drug class
Describe the psychological effects of each drug class
Discuss the withdrawal syndrome and drug interactions
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Treatment - 30 req. hrs
Describe the philosophies, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care
Describe the principles and components of treatment
Discuss the role of family, social networks, and community in the treatment and recovery process
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Supporting Recovery: Coaching Practice - 280 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
Affirm client's autonomy and control
Support client's exploration of personal goals and options
Foster client's active engagement in the treatment and recovery process
Promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes that contribute to a positive change in substance use behaviors
Encourage and reinforce client actions that promote achievement of established goals
Foster client self-reflection to recognize and avoid behaviors inconsistent with progress toward goals
Demonstrate willingness to involve client's significant others as appropriate
Introduce other areas of wellness for the client's consideration, with the intention of fostering the development of behaviors that support recovery
Facilitate client's recognition of change and emphasize the value of celebration of success
Assist significant others in adopting strategies and behaviors that support recovery and healthy relationships
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to recovery
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a springboard for discussion and client assessment and self-reflection
Domain 5: Diabetes: Biomedical Resources Related to Diabetes - 10 req. hrs
Recognize factors that contribute to validity and credibility of biomedical resources
Summarize key points of current biomedical data reported in popular media
Use credible biomedical data to support work with clients
Critically appraise reports and recommendations provided by popular media
Identify sources of reliable, credible data and information
Domain 5: Diabetes: Epidemiology - 5 req. hrs
Recognize prevalence of diabetes
List the risk factors for diabetes
Identify characteristics of high-risk populations
Recognize the severity of the problem of diabetes prevalence
Discuss the medical, social, physical, psychological, and economic burden of illness on the individual, family. and community
Domain 5: Diabetes: Pathophysiology - 10 req. hrs
Describe normal glucose metabolism
Describe the multiple pathophysiologic processes (at least 8 factors) that contribute to the development of diabetes
Differentiate between the 3 common types of diabetes mellitus (type1, type2, gestational) and prediabetes
List common risk factors for the development of diabetes-related complications
Describe the micro- and macro vascular complications of diabetes
List signs and symptoms of long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes
Domain 5: Diabetes: Components of Treatment - 10 req. hrs
Describe the building blocks of a treatment plan
Discuss the roles played by each member of the diabetes care team within the current medical model of care
Describe the emerging model of an expanded care team and the role played by Wellness Coaches
Domain 5: Diabetes: Treatment (Lifestyle Modification) - 15 req. hrs
Describe the critical role of diet and exercise in the treatment of diabetes
Discuss fundamental aspects of healthy food choices, portion control, and meal planning
Explain basics of carbohydrate counting
Make sense of nutrition labels
Provide insights into marketing practices associated with unhealthy foods
Describe the role of exercise in treatment and the effect of exercise on the disease process
Domain 5: Diabetes: Treatment (Medication) - 10 req. hrs
Discuss the loss of beta cell function and why diet and exercise usually are not adequate in regulating blood sugar
Describe how different medications target different disease processes and sites
List the drug classes of common medications, how they are administered, their safety profiles, and common side effects
Discuss why no single medication can target all processes and why multiple agents are used
Describe how combinations of multiple agents, including various insulin regimens, help regulate blood sugar
Domain 5: Diabetes: Principles of Self-Management - 15 req. hrs
Describe the fundamental components of self-management
List challenges and barriers to good self-management
Recognize the personal characteristics of a person with diabetes that contribute to success or failure with self-management
Acknowledge that attitudes about health and health management vary across individuals and cultures
Domain 5: Diabetes: Coaching Practice - 275 req. hrs
Coaching basics
Preparing for success
Launching the plan and staying the course
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Principles of Occupational Wellness - 10 req. hrs
Define occupational wellness
List the components of occupational wellness
Describe the factors that contribute to occupational wellness
Discuss current theories about the role of work in an individual's life throughout the lifespan
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Taking Stock: Occupational Wellness Assessment - 20 req. hrs
List available resources to help individuals assess their skills, strengths, interests, values
Discuss ways to help individuals engage in self-reflection and self-assessment related to key components of occupational wellness: a. Alignment with interests and values, b. Work-life balance, c. Interaction with others, d. Sense of purpose and achievement, e. Recognition, f. Growth and development, g. Appropriate level of responsibility, control, and autonomy h. Healthy, safe, supportive environment
Help client identify specific strengths that they possess that can be applied in the workplace
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Personal Attributes That Increase Occupational Wellness - 20 req. hrs
List the personal attributes that contribute to occupational wellness (i.e., work quality and productivity, self-management, communication [speaking and listening], healthy boundaries, initiative, teamwork)
Describe how these attributes come into play on the job
Discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of these attributes
Describe strategies for maximizing effective collaboration and cooperation, and minimizing interpersonal conflict at the workplace
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Job Crafting - 20 req. hrs
Explain the rationale, benefits, and risks of job crafting
Describe the principle of job crafting as a way to redesign work to foster greater job satisfaction, engagement, resilience, and thriving in the workplace
Summarize the key research on job crafting in terms of its practical implications
Provide examples of job crafting motivation, techniques, and outcomes
Describe how job crafting can be used as a coping technique for adversity and challenges in the workplace
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Coaching Practice - 280 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
Promote the individual's awareness about the benefits of occupational wellness and the opportunities available for improvement
Help client identify areas of occupational wellness that they want to change and improve
Help client establish SMART goals for increasing skills that foster occupational wellness
Provide opportunities for client to explore alternatives and solutions to interpersonal conflicts in the workplace
Facilitate client's recognition of improvements in occupational wellness and emphasize the value of celebrating success
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support specific aspects of occupational wellness
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a spring board for discussion and client assessment and self-reflection related to occupational wellness

Technical Instruction

Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 1: Role of the Wellness Coach - 4 req. hrs
Introduction to and definition of peer counseling, mentoring, coaching
Privacy and confidentiality
Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
Principles of professional conduct in action and speech
Challenges and successes
Scope of practice: Issues to address / Strategies and techniques that may be employed in the coaching encounter / Published and web-based resources that may be used to support coaching efforts / Process for introducing new resources into the established coaching program
Establishing a coaching agreement
Making referrals to other professionals: why, when, how, to whom
Fostering a collaborative atmosphere: verbal and nonverbal skills
Coaching setting: workplace, health clinics, recreation centers, retail locations (e.g., pharmacy, grocery store), community and senior centers, houses of worship, gyms, private offices
Coaching structure: Individual, family, or group coaching; single session or regularly scheduled meetings
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 2: The Definition, Dimensions, and Attributes of Wellness - 12 req. hrs
Multiple Models, Varied Definitions: / Emotional / Environmental / Financial / Intellectual / Mental / Multicultural /Occupational /Physical /Social /Spiritual
Total Force Fitness: “a state in which the individual, family and organization can sustain optimal well-being and performance under all conditions” / Social (support and cohesion) / Psychological (coping, awareness, beliefs, decision making, engagement) / Behavioral (hygiene, substance abuse, risk mitigation, peer support) / Spiritual (perspectives, core values, identity, ethical foundation, embracing diversity) / Physical (strength, endurance, power, flexibility, mobility) / Environmental (temperature, altitude, noise, air quality) / Medical and dental (immunizations, screening, prevention) / Nutritional (food quality, nutritional requirements, food choices)
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 3: Helping Clients Change: Principles - 10 req. hrs
Framework for change: focusing on solutions, strengths, and a preferred future
Solution-oriented strategies: Starting with the end in mind / Crafting a vision of a preferred future/ Identifying precursors and resources / Defining progress
Components of positive psychology: Happiness / Optimism / Values / Strengths/ Accomplishments
Stages of readiness: Transtheoretical Model of Change
Health belief model: Perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits, costs / Motivation / Enabling or modifying factors
Motivational interviewing: Spirit and practice /Expressing empathy /Developing discrepancy /Rolling with resistance, avoiding argumentation /Supporting self-efficacy
Tiny Habits (Fogg model): Behavior = motivation + ability + triggers / Principle: place hot triggers in the path of motivated people / Behaviors on a continuum: one time, over a span of time, ongoing / Behavior types: new, familiar, increase intensity or duration, decrease intensity or duration, stop
Interactive Journaling: Rationale and outcomes data / Application in diverse populations and settings / Exploring risks, needs and goals / Identifying strengths and resources / Managing change one step at a time / Use of The Change Companies Interactive Journaling library of evidence-based products
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 4: Transtheoretical Model of Change: Skill Development - 4 req. hrs
Recognizing stages of change
Interventions to achieve goals of each stage
Use of decisional balance scale to assist client evaluate pros and cons/costs and benefits of change
Coaching to enhance maintenance
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 5: Motivational Interviewing: Skill Development - 24 req. hrs
OARS+E: Client-centered counseling skills / Open-ended questions / Affirmations / Reflective listening / Summaries / Eliciting change talk
OARS practice: Types of reflections: simple, amplified, double-sided / Levels of reflection: repeat, rephrase, paraphrase Exploring ambivalence
Rolling with resistance: Defining resistance: arguing, interrupting, denying, ignoring / Defining rolling with resistance / How to roll: reflect, shift focus, reframe, agree with a twist, emphasize personal choice & control, coming alongside
Readiness: Readiness as related to stages of change / Assessing and measuring readiness
Change: DARN-C: Significance of DARN-C: desire, ability, reasons, needs, commitment / Using a ruler / Assessing importance and confidence / Pros and cons / What next? / Using hypotheticals
Informing: Uses of informing / Pacing, amount of information, directing with care / Asking permission / Strategies: chunk, check, chunk; elicit, provide, elicit
Developing a change plan: Role of information and advice / Menu of options / Use of SMART rubric to formulate goals
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 6: Tiny Habits: Skill Development - 6 req. hrs
Defining Tiny Habits/target behaviors: Cycle behaviors / Cue behaviors
Recognizing core motivators: Pain-pleasure / Hope-fear / Social acceptance-rejection
Identifying ability
Designing behaviors to make them simple: Time / Money / Physical effort / Mental effort / Social deviance / Departure from routine
Identifying and choosing powerful triggers: Sparks (for low motivation) / Facilitators (for low ability) / Signal (cueing)
Recognizing and celebrating success
Evaluating outcomes
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 7: Putting Coaching to Work: Practical Models and Standards - 8 req. hrs
International Coaching Federation core competencies: Ethics, standards, agreement / Coaching relationship and style / Effective communication: listening and questioning / Optimizing outcomes: goal setting, planning, responsibility, accountability, achievement
Expanded coaching practice: innovation and tradition: Theoretical underpinnings of coaching practices in use today / Evidence of utility, feasibility, and effectiveness of current coaching modalities / Benefits and risks of current coaching practices as applied to different populations / Expanded coaching practice beyond traditional models and settings / Wellness advocacy / Alternative and complementary coaching interventions
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 8: Using the Coaching Kit: Skill Development - 8 req. hrs
Coaching support tools: Sample scripts and scenarios / Tips, algorithms, checklists / Emails and text messaging (for coaching and client support) / Collaboratory resources / Links to approved websites
Client handouts and tools: Interactive journaling / Personal assessment / Decision support / Monitoring & tracking / Logs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 9: Biweekly Updates and Practice Sessions - 24 req. hrs
Assessing motivational interview sessions: Assessing adherence / Assessing competence
Assessing outcomes and performance one session at a time: Gathering and using feedback to inform coaching decision making / Assessing the client’s perception of how they are doing / Assessing the client’s perception of the coaching session
Review of key concepts
Coaching skill development
Problem solving
Required and optional participation in the Collaboratory
Standards and procedures for client data collection and submission
Standards and procedures for program collection and submission
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 1: Defining Health - 24 req. hrs
The attributes of health
The role of diet, exercise, and stress management on overall health
The effect of values, attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs on behavior
Personal skills and habits that foster health
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 2: The State of Our National Health and a Vision for the Future - 2 req. hrs
Current state of American public health: epidemiology
National goals: Health People 2020
Factors contributing to the current public health problems
Personal skills and habits of health people
Policies and practices recommended to address current problems
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 3: Cultural Factors and Health - 2 req. hrs
The role of cultural values in shaping health beliefs and habits
Cultural values in diverse American populations that foster or inhibit healthy habits
The effect of cultural assumptions and biases in coaching relationships
Working with sensitivity and respect with people from diverse cultures
Resources for learning about different cultures
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 4: Information Resources on Health and Fitness - 2 req. hrs
Overview of research principles in health and fitness
How to read and interpret biomedical data
How to use data to support your work
Sources of reliable and credible data
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 5: Diet - 4 req. hrs
The role of nutrition on mind, body, spirit
Nutrition defined: The role of macro-and micro-nutrients
Components of a healthy diet and eating habits
Current nutritional recommendations and the use of MyPlate
Challenges to healthy eating in diverse populations
What the scientific data say about how to lose and sustain weight loss
Sources of reliable and credible information on diet
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 6: Fitness and Exercise - 4 req. hrs
The effect of exercise and fitness on mind, body, spirit
Fitness defined: What constitutes “in good shape?”
How much and how hard: Current US recommendations for exercise and physical activity
Basic exercises and activities to improve cardiovascular health; muscular strength, endurance, flexibility; and body composition
Tips and techniques that foster physical fitness in individuals and groups
Challenges to healthy eating in diverse populations
What the scientific data say about how to lose and sustain weight loss
Sources of reliable and credible information on physical fitness and exercise
The definition and causes of stress at home, on the job, and in the community
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 7: Stress Management - 4 req. hrs
The short-and long-term effects of stress on the body, mind, spirit
The importance and benefits of managing stress
Common coping mechanisms for stress: defenses and rationalizations
Effective stress management techniques and strategies: Cognitive / Physical / Behavioral / Environmental
How techniques and strategies may be applied at home, on the job, and in the community
Managing stress in interpersonal relationships
Sources of reliable and credible information on stress management
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 8: Coaching Practice - 30 req. hrs
Scope of coaching practice in the area of health and fitness: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
Core skills applied to health promotion: Strategies to enhance positivity, optimism, focus on solutions and a preferred future / Stages of change process / Motivational interviewing / Interactive journaling / Tiny Habits
Assessment: Adherence and competence using established coaching models / Feedback-informed coaching using results of outcomes and session ratings / Problem solving to increase coaching effectiveness based on results of assessment
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 1: Defining Family Wellness and Challenges - 2 req. hrs
The attributes of family wellness
Challenges to families through the continuum of life
Resources for families for education and support
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 2: Marriage - 2 req. hrs
Appropriate expectations of marriage
What science suggests about how healthy marriages function
Principles and skill development of effective communication in marriage
Problem solving and conflict management
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 3: Human Development Across the Lifespan - 2 req. hrs
The developmental tasks from birth through adolescence
Stages of adulthood from early adulthood through midlife
Aging and end-of-life Issues
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 4: Parenting - 10 req. hrs
Parents as leaders and models of behaviors, thoughts, and values
Components of healthy family dynamics
Factors that contribute to safe, nurturing environments for children
Challenges and solutions to competing demands of family and work
Managing the stresses of family life: Effective problem solving / Stress management / Anger management / Coping strategies
Enhancing positive feelings: formal and informal practices
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 5: Elder Care - 2 req. hrs
The medical, physical, emotional, economic, and social challenges of aging
Caring for an elderly family member while maintaining healthy family functioning
Options for living arrangements and care
Compassionate end-of-life care
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 6: Coaching Practice - 32 req. hrs
Scope of coaching practice in the area of family wellness: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
Core skills applied to the family coaching setting: / Strategies to enhance positivity, optimism, focus on solutions and a preferred future / Stages of change process / Motivational interviewing / Interactive journaling / Tiny Habits
Assessment: Adherence and competence using established coaching models / Feedback-informed coaching using results of outcomes and session ratings / Problem solving to increase coaching effectiveness based on results of assessment
Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 1: Addiction and Its Effect - 4 req. hrs
Definition of addiction and substance use disorders
Models and theories of addiction
The context for addiction and substance use disorders
Risk and resiliency factors
Coexistence of medical, mental, and substance use disorders
Substance use, abuse, and addiction in the US
How to identify the warning signs, symptoms, and course of substance use disorders
The effects of substance use disorders on the individual
The effects of substance use disorders on families and community
Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 2: Psychoactive Agents and Their Effects - 6 req. hrs
Classification of psychoactive agents
Physiological effects
Psychological effects
Withdrawal syndrome and drug interactions
Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 3: Treatment - 4 req. hrs
Review of history of treatment: from myths to evidence-based practice
Philosophical underpinnings and policies of common models of treatment
Components of care: treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, continuing care
The role of the family, social networks, and community in treatment and recovery
Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 4: Coaching Practice - 36 req. hrs
Scope of coaching practice in the area of addiction and substance use disorders: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
Professional issues: rights of individuals being coached: Confidentiality / Informed consent / Reporting: child/spousal abuse, duty to warn
Core skills applied to the addiction setting: Strategies to enhance positivity, optimism, focus on solutions and a preferred future / Stages of change process / Motivational interviewing / Interactive journaling / Tiny Habits
Assessment: Adherence and competence using established coaching models / Feedback-informed coaching using results of outcomes and session ratings / Problem solving to increase coaching effectiveness based on results of assessment
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 1: Biomedical Resources - 2 req. hrs
Sources of biomedical data
How to read and interpret biomedical data
How to use data to support coaching practice
Definition of diabetes and description of the 3 common types
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 2: Epidemiology - 2 req. hrs
Prevalence
Risk factors
Burden of illness
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 3: Pathophysiology - 2 req. hrs
Normal glucose metabolism
The role of beta cells and the impact of beta cell dysfunction
The “ominous octet” that contributes to the development of diabetes (beta cell dysfunction, insulin resistance in muscles and liver, overproduction of free fatty acids, alpha cell overactivity, incretin hormone dysregulation, increased glucose reabsorption, neurotransmitter dysfunction)
Signs and symptoms of long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 4: Components of Treatment - 2 req. hrs
Building blocks of treatment: Pharmacologic treatment / Non-pharmacologic treatment / Self-management
Team care in the current model: Physicians / Nurses / Diabetes educators / Other medical staff
Emerging models of care: The expanded team model / The role of Wellness Coaches
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 5: Treatment (Lifestyle Modification) - 4 req. hrs
Diet: How diet affects diabetes; how diabetes affects diet / Basic nutritional guidelines / How to read nutritional labels / Food choices / Environmental factors that challenge healthy eating / Meal planning / Carbohydrate counting / Diet challenges: weekends, holidays, travel
Exercise: How exercise affects diabetes; how diabetes affects exercise / Recommended exercise options / Setting up an exercise routine / Risks associated with exercise and vigorous activity / Exercise safety
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 6: Treatment (Medication) - 4 req. hrs
Why diet and exercise often are inadequate to treat diabetes
Complexity of the processes contributing to diabetes and the involvement of multiple organs
Rationale for multidrug therapy
Goals of treatment: Improve insulin sensitivity / Preserve beta cell function / Protect blood vessels and organs / Control appetite
Non-insulin therapies
Insulin therapy: Short-acting insulin to control blood sugar in response to food that’s eaten / Long-acting insulin to control production of glucose by the liver
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 7: Principles of Self-Management - 4 req. hrs
Adherence to prescribed medication regimens
Healthy eating
Maintaining an active lifestyle that includes regular exercise
Blood glucose self-monitoring
Effective problem solving
Healthy coping
Reducing risks of diabetes-related complications
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 8: Coaching Practice - 30 req. hrs
Scope of coaching practice in the area of diabetes support: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
Professional issues: rights of individuals being coached: / Confidentiality / Informed consent
Core skills applied to the diabetes setting: Strategies to enhance positivity, optimism, focus on solutions and a preferred future / Stages of change process / Motivational interviewing / Interactive journaling / Tiny Habits / Risks associated with exercise and vigorous activity / Exercise safety
Assessment: Adherence and competence using established coaching models / Feedback-informed coaching using results of outcomes and session ratings / Problem solving to increase coaching effectiveness based on results of assessment
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 1: Principles of Occupational Wellness - 4 req. hrs
Definition of occupational wellness
Components of occupational wellness
Factors that contribute to occupational wellness
The meaning and role of work through the life span
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 2: Assessing Occupational Wellness - 4 req. hrs
The need for ongoing reflection and assessment: foundations of lifelong learning
Assessing personal strengths, skills, interests, and values
Qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and measuring occupational wellness
How to promote self-reflection and self-assessment related to occupational wellness
Helping clients apply their unique strengths in the workplace
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 3: Personal Attributes that Increase Occupational Wellness - 6 req. hrs
Defining and enhancing personal attributes that increase occupational wellness: Work quality and productivity / Self-management / Communication skills (verbal and nonverbal, speaking and listening) / Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries (integrity and professionalism) / Initiative / Teamwork
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 4: Job Crafting - 4 req. hrs
New concepts about the meaning of work and how to thrive on the job
Principles of job crafting
Techniques for job crafting to increase job satisfaction, engagement, resilience, and thriving: Altering the number, type, or nature of tasks / Changing interactions with others / Reframing and changing thoughts or beliefs about job
Job crafting as a way to cope with job challenges and stress

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