Wellness Coach

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Institute for Wellness Education
O*Net Code
21-1094.00
Rapids Code
2016HY
Req. Hours
20895
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

37 skill sets | 226 total skills | 20895 total hours
Domain 1: Coaching Principles and Ethics - 1100 req. hrs
Display and perform duties with professionalism in action and speech
100 hrs
Maintain privacy and confidentiality
100 hrs
Respect the integrity of the established Wellness Coaching model as taught and practiced
100 hrs
Work within the defined scope of practice in terms of strategies, techniques, and resources used in the coaching encounter
100 hrs
Recognize when referral to other professionals or services is needed
100 hrs
Use verbal and non verbal communication skills to foster a collaborative atmosphere
100 hrs
Adapt personal style and approach to suit individual characteristics of the client, such as disability, gender, culture, ethnicity, age, sexual preference, and health status
100 hrs
Identify appropriate settings in which coaching can take place
100 hrs
Establish a coaching agreement with the client that makes clear the responsibilities of coach and client and delineates the scope of coaching services
100 hrs
Follow prescribed process for introducing new resources into the established Wellness Coaching model
100 hrs
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing skills development and performance improvement
100 hrs
Domain 1: Wellness Definitions, Dimensions, and Attributes - 1800 req. hrs
Describe the multiple models and varied definitions of wellness
100 hrs
Discuss the attributes of each wellness domain within the varied models
100 hrs
Characterize levels of wellness in objective terms based on the degree to which each wellness attribute is present and/or achieved
100 hrs
Describe how attributes of wellness may vary depending on client factors, such as gender, age, and cultural, social, and environmental factors
100 hrs
Provide real-world examples of wellness in each domain
100 hrs
List common challenges and barriers to achieving wellness in each domain
100 hrs
Describe common approaches to achieving wellness in each domain
100 hrs
Domain 1: The Process of Change: The Transtheoretical Model - 2400 req. hrs
Define the 5 stages of change in the transtheoretical model of change
100 hrs
Provide examples of how a person may think or behave in each of the stages of change
100 hrs
List the tasks and goals associated with each stage
100 hrs
Recognize client's readiness to change
100 hrs
Describe coaching interventions that may be undertaken at each stage to help client move to action and maintenance
100 hrs
Use decisional balance scale to help clients weigh the pros and cons, and costs and benefits of change
100 hrs
Domain 1: Setting The Stage For Change: Positive Psychology and Solution- Oriented Approaches - 2900 req. hrs
Summarize the models of supportive coaching practice and the evolution of positive psychology theory
100 hrs
Contrast problem-based versus solution-based models
100 hrs
Describe the principles of approaches that focus on supporting the client's strengths as a way to reach a preferred future
100 hrs
Employ coaching techniques that help clients recognize their strengths, values, interests, and activities that increase their sense of fulfillment and purpose
100 hrs
Use strategic questioning to help clients craft a rich conceptualization of a preferred future
100 hrs
Domain 1: Promoting Change: Motivational Interviewing (MI) - 6900 req. hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Style or Spirit
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Open-ended Questions
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Affirmations
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Reflective Listening
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Fostering a Collaborative Atmosphere
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Motivation to Change
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Developing Discrepancies
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Pros, Cons, Ambivalence
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - DARN-C (Desire, Ability, Reasons, Need, Commitment)
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Summarizing
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Change Planning Discussion
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Providing Input: Informing
200 hrs
Adherence to Principles of MI - Client-centered Discussion and Feedback
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Judgmental, Closed, Controlling Style
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Unsolicited Advice, Feedback, or Directions
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Emphasizing a Single Solution
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Direct Confrontation
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Powerlessness and Loss of Control
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Asserting Authority
200 hrs
Avoidance of Behaviors Inconsistent With Principles of MI - Closed-ended Questions
200 hrs
Domain 1: Making Change: Tiny Habits - 8250 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)
150 hrs
Identify client motivation according to core motivators (pleasure/pain, hope/fear, social acceptance/rejection)
150 hrs
Help client identify personal abilities and triggers
150 hrs
Help client identify personal target behaviors to be developed
150 hrs
Apply principles of simplicity to help client refine target behaviors
150 hrs
Ensure that ability and triggers are appropriate to achieve behavior-change goal
150 hrs
Reinforce client success
150 hrs
Help client monitor progress, evaluate outcomes, and problem solve
150 hrs
Emphasize use of Tiny Habits as an experiment and learning opportunity
150 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Defining Health - 8270 req. hrs
Describe the attributes of health
5 hrs
Discuss the roles played by diet, exercise, and stress management on overall health
5 hrs
Explain how values, attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs drive healthy or risky behaviors
5 hrs
Describe the personal skills that foster health
5 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: The State of our National Health and a Vision for the Future - 8295 req. hrs
Describe the current state of American public health
5 hrs
Discuss the national goals for health set for thin Healthy People 2020
5 hrs
List barriers and challenges that prevent people from achieving optimum health
5 hrs
Identify characteristics of people who are successful at achieving health goals
5 hrs
Evaluate solutions that have been suggested to improve America's health
5 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Cultural Factors & Health - 8355 req. hrs
Describe how cultural values and perspectives shape health beliefs and habits
10 hrs
List examples of cultural values that may inhibit or foster healthy habits among people of different cultures
10 hrs
Recognize common cultural assumptions and biases that may come into play when working with people from diverse cultures
10 hrs
Use verbal and non verbal modes of expression in ways that respect cultural differences
10 hrs
Display comfort and competence in cross-cultural exchanges
10 hrs
List resources for learning about different cultures
10 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Information Resources on Health and Fitness - 8380 req. hrs
Recognize factors that contribute to the validity and credibility of biomedical resources
5 hrs
Describe common study designs and their strengths, weaknesses, and utility
5 hrs
Use credible biomedical data to support work with clients
5 hrs
Critically appraise advice and recommendations offered by popular media
5 hrs
List sources of reliable, credible health data and information
5 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Diet - 8600 req. hrs
Describe the role good nutrition plays in physical and mental health
20 hrs
Summarize the roles played by macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, protein)and micronutrients (vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals) and fluids
20 hrs
Define the components of a healthy diet
20 hrs
Describe the current US national diet recommendations
20 hrs
Discuss the rationale and utility of MyPlate
20 hrs
Describe alternate models for healthy eating and meal planning, including the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate
20 hrs
List components of a healthy diet
20 hrs
List the most common diet challenges for different populations based on age, environment, culture, socioeconomics
20 hrs
Discuss common tips and techniques to foster healthy nutrition in individuals and families
20 hrs
Summarize evidence-based recommendations for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals
20 hrs
List sources of reliable, credible information on nutrition and healthy eating
20 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Fitness and Exercise - 8680 req. hrs
Describe the role fitness and exercise play in physical and mental health
10 hrs
Define the components of physical fitness
10 hrs
Describe the current US national exercise recommendations
10 hrs
List basic exercises and activities to improve cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; and body composition
10 hrs
List the most common fitness and exercise challenges for different populations based on age, locale, culture, socioeconomics
10 hrs
Discuss common tips and techniques to foster physical fitness in individuals and families
10 hrs
Summarize evidence-based recommendations for exercise in diverse populations
10 hrs
List sources of reliable, credible information on physical fitness and exercise
10 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Stress Management - 8860 req. hrs
Define stress and describe its effect on the body
20 hrs
Discuss common causes of stress at home, on the job, and in the community
20 hrs
Describe the physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms of stress
20 hrs
Summarize the importance and benefits of managing stress
20 hrs
List defenses and rationalizations people use to normalize stress
20 hrs
Describe effective personal stress management strategies, including cognitive, physical, behavioral, and environmental strategies
20 hrs
Describe effective stress management strategies that may be used in interpersonal relationships
20 hrs
List the application of stress management practices at home, on the job, and in the community
20 hrs
List sources of reliable, credible information on stress management
20 hrs
Domain 2: Building Blocks of Health: Coaching Practice - 10785 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
275 hrs
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
275 hrs
Help client set SMART goals using the Tiny Habits model of simplicity
275 hrs
Facilitate client's recognition of health and fitness improvement and emphasize the value of celebrating success
275 hrs
Assist the client in engaging family members and others in their sphere of influence(e.g., coworkers) in activities that increase health and fitness
275 hrs
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support specific aspects of health and fitness
275 hrs
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a spring board for discussion related to health and fitness
275 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Family Wellness: Definitions and Challenges - 10815 req. hrs
Describe the attributes of family wellness
10 hrs
Describe the challenges that families confront through the continuum of life
10 hrs
List credible resources available to families for education and support
10 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Healthy Development From Birth Through Young Adulthood - 10855 req. hrs
Describe the developmental tasks and milestones in early childhood (birth through eight years)
10 hrs
Discuss the developmental tasks and milestones of middle childhood (ages eight to twelve)
10 hrs
Discuss the developmental tasks and milestones of adolescents
10 hrs
Describe the developmental tasks and milestones that contribute to successful emergence into adulthood
10 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Marriage - 10895 req. hrs
Describe ways to help clients manage the expectations of marriage
10 hrs
Foster development of positive, effective communication skills
10 hrs
Discuss healthy strategies partners can use to manage conflict
10 hrs
List effective problem-solving strategies
10 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Parenting - 10955 req. hrs
Promote empathy and help clients develop appropriate expectations of their children
30 hrs
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
30 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Elder Care - 10995 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
10 hrs
Discuss the unique challenges faced by members of the "sandwich generation" who are raising their own children while caring for aging parents
10 hrs
Help families anticipate the challenges of caring for elderly family members with advance planning
10 hrs
Provide compassionate support for families struggling with the challenges of aging family members and end-of-life issues
10 hrs
Domain 3: Family Wellness: Coaching Practice - 13235 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
280 hrs
Affirm client's autonomy and control and expertise about their family
280 hrs
Support client's exploration of issues related to their family that they want to consider changing
280 hrs
Promote client's knowledge acquisition, skill development, and change of attitude that contribute to positive changes in the family
280 hrs
Facilitate client's recognition of change and emphasize the value of celebration of success
280 hrs
Assist the client in engaging family members in activities that increase wellness
280 hrs
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support wellness within the family
280 hrs
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
280 hrs
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Addiction and Its Effects - 13375 req. hrs
Describe the variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use
20 hrs
List the social, economic, political, and cultural contexts in which addiction and substance abuse exist
20 hrs
List risk and resiliency factors that affect susceptibility to substance use problems
20 hrs
Discuss the general behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of substance use on the person who uses and on significant others
20 hrs
Recognize the potential for medical and mental health conditions to coexist with substance use and addiction
20 hrs
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
20 hrs
Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders
20 hrs
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Psychoactive Substances and Their Effects - 13455 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
20 hrs
Describe the physiological effects of each drug class
20 hrs
Describe the psychological effects of each drug class
20 hrs
Discuss the withdrawal syndrome and drug interactions
20 hrs
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Treatment - 13545 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
30 hrs
Describe the principles and components of treatment
30 hrs
Discuss the role of family, social networks, and community in the treatment and recovery process
30 hrs
Domain 4: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Supporting Recovery: Coaching Practice - 17185 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
280 hrs
Affirm client's autonomy and control
280 hrs
Support client's exploration of personal goals and options
280 hrs
Foster client's active engagement in the treatment and recovery process
280 hrs
Promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes that contribute to a positive change in substance use behaviors
280 hrs
Encourage and reinforce client actions that promote achievement of established goals
280 hrs
Foster client self-reflection to recognize and avoid behaviors inconsistent with progress toward goals
280 hrs
Demonstrate willingness to involve client's significant others as appropriate
280 hrs
Introduce other areas of wellness for the client's consideration, with the intention of fostering the development of behaviors that support recovery
280 hrs
Facilitate client's recognition of change and emphasize the value of celebration of success
280 hrs
Assist significant others in adopting strategies and behaviors that support recovery and healthy relationships
280 hrs
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to recovery
280 hrs
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a springboard for discussion and client assessment and self-reflection
280 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Biomedical Resources Related to Diabetes - 17235 req. hrs
Recognize factors that contribute to validity and credibility of biomedical resources
10 hrs
Summarize key points of current biomedical data reported in popular media
10 hrs
Use credible biomedical data to support work with clients
10 hrs
Critically appraise reports and recommendations provided by popular media
10 hrs
Identify sources of reliable, credible data and information
10 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Epidemiology - 17260 req. hrs
Recognize prevalence of diabetes
5 hrs
List the risk factors for diabetes
5 hrs
Identify characteristics of high-risk populations
5 hrs
Recognize the severity of the problem of diabetes prevalence
5 hrs
Discuss the medical, social, physical, psychological, and economic burden of illness on the individual, family. and community
5 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Pathophysiology - 17320 req. hrs
Describe normal glucose metabolism
10 hrs
Describe the multiple pathophysiologic processes (at least 8 factors) that contribute to the development of diabetes
10 hrs
Differentiate between the 3 common types of diabetes mellitus (type1, type2, gestational) and prediabetes
10 hrs
List common risk factors for the development of diabetes-related complications
10 hrs
Describe the micro- and macro vascular complications of diabetes
10 hrs
List signs and symptoms of long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes
10 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Components of Treatment - 17350 req. hrs
Describe the building blocks of a treatment plan
10 hrs
Discuss the roles played by each member of the diabetes care team within the current medical model of care
10 hrs
Describe the emerging model of an expanded care team and the role played by Wellness Coaches
10 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Treatment (Lifestyle Modification) - 17440 req. hrs
Describe the critical role of diet and exercise in the treatment of diabetes
15 hrs
Discuss fundamental aspects of healthy food choices, portion control, and meal planning
15 hrs
Explain basics of carbohydrate counting
15 hrs
Make sense of nutrition labels
15 hrs
Provide insights into marketing practices associated with unhealthy foods
15 hrs
Describe the role of exercise in treatment and the effect of exercise on the disease process
15 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Treatment (Medication) - 17490 req. hrs
Discuss the loss of beta cell function and why diet and exercise usually are not adequate in regulating blood sugar
10 hrs
Describe how different medications target different disease processes and sites
10 hrs
List the drug classes of common medications, how they are administered, their safety profiles, and common side effects
10 hrs
Discuss why no single medication can target all processes and why multiple agents are used
10 hrs
Describe how combinations of multiple agents, including various insulin regimens, help regulate blood sugar
10 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Principles of Self-Management - 17550 req. hrs
Describe the fundamental components of self-management
15 hrs
List challenges and barriers to good self-management
15 hrs
Recognize the personal characteristics of a person with diabetes that contribute to success or failure with self-management
15 hrs
Acknowledge that attitudes about health and health management vary across individuals and cultures
15 hrs
Domain 5: Diabetes: Coaching Practice - 18375 req. hrs
Coaching basics
275 hrs
Preparing for success
275 hrs
Launching the plan and staying the course
275 hrs
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Principles of Occupational Wellness - 18415 req. hrs
Define occupational wellness
10 hrs
List the components of occupational wellness
10 hrs
Describe the factors that contribute to occupational wellness
10 hrs
Discuss current theories about the role of work in an individual's life throughout the lifespan
10 hrs
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Taking Stock: Occupational Wellness Assessment - 18475 req. hrs
List available resources to help individuals assess their skills, strengths, interests, values
20 hrs
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
20 hrs
Help client identify specific strengths that they possess that can be applied in the workplace
20 hrs
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Personal Attributes That Increase Occupational Wellness - 18555 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)
20 hrs
Describe how these attributes come into play on the job
20 hrs
Discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of these attributes
20 hrs
Describe strategies for maximizing effective collaboration and cooperation, and minimizing interpersonal conflict at the workplace
20 hrs
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Job Crafting - 18655 req. hrs
Explain the rationale, benefits, and risks of job crafting
20 hrs
Describe the principle of job crafting as a way to redesign work to foster greater job satisfaction, engagement, resilience, and thriving in the workplace
20 hrs
Summarize the key research on job crafting in terms of its practical implications
20 hrs
Provide examples of job crafting motivation, techniques, and outcomes
20 hrs
Describe how job crafting can be used as a coping technique for adversity and challenges in the workplace
20 hrs
Domain 6: Occupational Wellness: Coaching Practice - 20895 req. hrs
Establish a helping relationship with client characterized by genuine interest, concern, respect, empathy
280 hrs
Promote the individual's awareness about the benefits of occupational wellness and the opportunities available for improvement
280 hrs
Help client identify areas of occupational wellness that they want to change and improve
280 hrs
Help client establish SMART goals for increasing skills that foster occupational wellness
280 hrs
Provide opportunities for client to explore alternatives and solutions to interpersonal conflicts in the workplace
280 hrs
Facilitate client's recognition of improvements in occupational wellness and emphasize the value of celebrating success
280 hrs
Offer Interactive Journaling as an aid to developing greater skills that support specific aspects of occupational wellness
280 hrs
Use client journaling and other modes of expression as a spring board for discussion and client assessment and self-reflection related to occupational wellness
280 hrs

Technical Instruction

Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 1: Role of the Wellness Coach
Introduction to and definition of peer counseling, mentoring, coaching
# | 4 hrs
Privacy and confidentiality
# | 4 hrs
Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
# | 4 hrs
Principles of professional conduct in action and speech
# | 4 hrs
Challenges and successes
# | 4 hrs
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
# | 4 hrs
Establishing a coaching agreement
# | 4 hrs
Making referrals to other professionals: why, when, how, to whom
# | 4 hrs
Fostering a collaborative atmosphere: verbal and nonverbal skills
# | 4 hrs
Coaching setting: workplace, health clinics, recreation centers, retail locations (e.g., pharmacy, grocery store), community and senior centers, houses of worship, gyms, private offices
# | 4 hrs
Coaching structure: Individual, family, or group coaching; single session or regularly scheduled meetings
# | 4 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 2: The Definition, Dimensions, and Attributes of Wellness
Multiple Models, Varied Definitions: / Emotional / Environmental / Financial / Intellectual / Mental / Multicultural /Occupational /Physical /Social /Spiritual
# | 12 hrs
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)
# | 12 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 3: Helping Clients Change: Principles
Framework for change: focusing on solutions, strengths, and a preferred future
# | 10 hrs
Solution-oriented strategies: Starting with the end in mind / Crafting a vision of a preferred future/ Identifying precursors and resources / Defining progress
# | 10 hrs
Components of positive psychology: Happiness / Optimism / Values / Strengths/ Accomplishments
# | 10 hrs
Stages of readiness: Transtheoretical Model of Change
# | 10 hrs
Health belief model: Perceived susceptibility, severity, benefits, costs / Motivation / Enabling or modifying factors
# | 10 hrs
Motivational interviewing: Spirit and practice /Expressing empathy /Developing discrepancy /Rolling with resistance, avoiding argumentation /Supporting self-efficacy
# | 10 hrs
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
# | 10 hrs
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
# | 10 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 4: Transtheoretical Model of Change: Skill Development
Recognizing stages of change
# | 4 hrs
Interventions to achieve goals of each stage
# | 4 hrs
Use of decisional balance scale to assist client evaluate pros and cons/costs and benefits of change
# | 4 hrs
Coaching to enhance maintenance
# | 4 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 5: Motivational Interviewing: Skill Development
OARS+E: Client-centered counseling skills / Open-ended questions / Affirmations / Reflective listening / Summaries / Eliciting change talk
# | 24 hrs
OARS practice: Types of reflections: simple, amplified, double-sided / Levels of reflection: repeat, rephrase, paraphrase Exploring ambivalence
# | 24 hrs
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
# | 24 hrs
Readiness: Readiness as related to stages of change / Assessing and measuring readiness
# | 24 hrs
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
# | 24 hrs
Informing: Uses of informing / Pacing, amount of information, directing with care / Asking permission / Strategies: chunk, check, chunk; elicit, provide, elicit
# | 24 hrs
Developing a change plan: Role of information and advice / Menu of options / Use of SMART rubric to formulate goals
# | 24 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 6: Tiny Habits: Skill Development
Defining Tiny Habits/target behaviors: Cycle behaviors / Cue behaviors
# | 6 hrs
Recognizing core motivators: Pain-pleasure / Hope-fear / Social acceptance-rejection
# | 6 hrs
Identifying ability
# | 6 hrs
Designing behaviors to make them simple: Time / Money / Physical effort / Mental effort / Social deviance / Departure from routine
# | 6 hrs
Identifying and choosing powerful triggers: Sparks (for low motivation) / Facilitators (for low ability) / Signal (cueing)
# | 6 hrs
Recognizing and celebrating success
# | 6 hrs
Evaluating outcomes
# | 6 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 7: Putting Coaching to Work: Practical Models and Standards
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
# | 8 hrs
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
# | 8 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 8: Using the Coaching Kit: Skill Development
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
# | 8 hrs
Client handouts and tools: Interactive journaling / Personal assessment / Decision support / Monitoring & tracking / Logs
# | 8 hrs
Domain 1 Basic Principles and Skills: Module 9: Biweekly Updates and Practice Sessions
Assessing motivational interview sessions: Assessing adherence / Assessing competence
# | 24 hrs
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
# | 24 hrs
Review of key concepts
# | 24 hrs
Coaching skill development
# | 24 hrs
Problem solving
# | 24 hrs
Required and optional participation in the Collaboratory
# | 24 hrs
Standards and procedures for client data collection and submission
# | 24 hrs
Standards and procedures for program collection and submission
# | 24 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 1: Defining Health
The attributes of health
# | 24 hrs
The role of diet, exercise, and stress management on overall health
# | 24 hrs
The effect of values, attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs on behavior
# | 24 hrs
Personal skills and habits that foster health
# | 24 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 2: The State of Our National Health and a Vision for the Future
Current state of American public health: epidemiology
# | 2 hrs
National goals: Health People 2020
# | 2 hrs
Factors contributing to the current public health problems
# | 2 hrs
Personal skills and habits of health people
# | 2 hrs
Policies and practices recommended to address current problems
# | 2 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 3: Cultural Factors and Health
The role of cultural values in shaping health beliefs and habits
# | 2 hrs
Cultural values in diverse American populations that foster or inhibit healthy habits
# | 2 hrs
The effect of cultural assumptions and biases in coaching relationships
# | 2 hrs
Working with sensitivity and respect with people from diverse cultures
# | 2 hrs
Resources for learning about different cultures
# | 2 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 4: Information Resources on Health and Fitness
Overview of research principles in health and fitness
# | 2 hrs
How to read and interpret biomedical data
# | 2 hrs
How to use data to support your work
# | 2 hrs
Sources of reliable and credible data
# | 2 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 5: Diet
The role of nutrition on mind, body, spirit
# | 4 hrs
Nutrition defined: The role of macro-and micro-nutrients
# | 4 hrs
Components of a healthy diet and eating habits
# | 4 hrs
Current nutritional recommendations and the use of MyPlate
# | 4 hrs
Challenges to healthy eating in diverse populations
# | 4 hrs
What the scientific data say about how to lose and sustain weight loss
# | 4 hrs
Sources of reliable and credible information on diet
# | 4 hrs
Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 6: Fitness and Exercise
The effect of exercise and fitness on mind, body, spirit
# | 4 hrs
Fitness defined: What constitutes “in good shape?”
# | 4 hrs
How much and how hard: Current US recommendations for exercise and physical activity
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Basic exercises and activities to improve cardiovascular health; muscular strength, endurance, flexibility; and body composition
# | 4 hrs
Tips and techniques that foster physical fitness in individuals and groups
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Challenges to healthy eating in diverse populations
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What the scientific data say about how to lose and sustain weight loss
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Sources of reliable and credible information on physical fitness and exercise
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The definition and causes of stress at home, on the job, and in the community
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Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 7: Stress Management
The short-and long-term effects of stress on the body, mind, spirit
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The importance and benefits of managing stress
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Common coping mechanisms for stress: defenses and rationalizations
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Effective stress management techniques and strategies: Cognitive / Physical / Behavioral / Environmental
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How techniques and strategies may be applied at home, on the job, and in the community
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Managing stress in interpersonal relationships
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Sources of reliable and credible information on stress management
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Domain 2 Building Blocks of Health: Module 8: Coaching Practice
Scope of coaching practice in the area of health and fitness: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
# | 30 hrs
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
# | 30 hrs
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
# | 30 hrs
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 1: Defining Family Wellness and Challenges
The attributes of family wellness
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Challenges to families through the continuum of life
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Resources for families for education and support
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Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 2: Marriage
Appropriate expectations of marriage
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What science suggests about how healthy marriages function
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Principles and skill development of effective communication in marriage
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Problem solving and conflict management
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Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 3: Human Development Across the Lifespan
The developmental tasks from birth through adolescence
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Stages of adulthood from early adulthood through midlife
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Aging and end-of-life Issues
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Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 4: Parenting
Parents as leaders and models of behaviors, thoughts, and values
# | 10 hrs
Components of healthy family dynamics
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Factors that contribute to safe, nurturing environments for children
# | 10 hrs
Challenges and solutions to competing demands of family and work
# | 10 hrs
Managing the stresses of family life: Effective problem solving / Stress management / Anger management / Coping strategies
# | 10 hrs
Enhancing positive feelings: formal and informal practices
# | 10 hrs
Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 5: Elder Care
The medical, physical, emotional, economic, and social challenges of aging
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Caring for an elderly family member while maintaining healthy family functioning
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Options for living arrangements and care
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Compassionate end-of-life care
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Domain 3 Family Wellness: Module 6: Coaching Practice
Scope of coaching practice in the area of family wellness: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
# | 32 hrs
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
# | 32 hrs
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
# | 32 hrs
Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 1: Addiction and Its Effect
Definition of addiction and substance use disorders
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Models and theories of addiction
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The context for addiction and substance use disorders
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Risk and resiliency factors
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Coexistence of medical, mental, and substance use disorders
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Substance use, abuse, and addiction in the US
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How to identify the warning signs, symptoms, and course of substance use disorders
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The effects of substance use disorders on the individual
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The effects of substance use disorders on families and community
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Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 2: Psychoactive Agents and Their Effects
Classification of psychoactive agents
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Physiological effects
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Psychological effects
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Withdrawal syndrome and drug interactions
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Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 3: Treatment
Review of history of treatment: from myths to evidence-based practice
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Philosophical underpinnings and policies of common models of treatment
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Components of care: treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, continuing care
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The role of the family, social networks, and community in treatment and recovery
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Domain 4 Addiction and Substance Use Disorders: Module 4: Coaching Practice
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
# | 36 hrs
Professional issues: rights of individuals being coached: Confidentiality / Informed consent / Reporting: child/spousal abuse, duty to warn
# | 36 hrs
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
# | 36 hrs
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
# | 36 hrs
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 1: Biomedical Resources
Sources of biomedical data
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How to read and interpret biomedical data
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How to use data to support coaching practice
# | 2 hrs
Definition of diabetes and description of the 3 common types
# | 2 hrs
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 2: Epidemiology
Prevalence
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Risk factors
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Burden of illness
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Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 3: Pathophysiology
Normal glucose metabolism
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The role of beta cells and the impact of beta cell dysfunction
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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)
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Signs and symptoms of long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes
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Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 4: Components of Treatment
Building blocks of treatment: Pharmacologic treatment / Non-pharmacologic treatment / Self-management
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Team care in the current model: Physicians / Nurses / Diabetes educators / Other medical staff
# | 2 hrs
Emerging models of care: The expanded team model / The role of Wellness Coaches
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Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 5: Treatment (Lifestyle Modification)
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
# | 4 hrs
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
# | 4 hrs
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 6: Treatment (Medication)
Why diet and exercise often are inadequate to treat diabetes
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Complexity of the processes contributing to diabetes and the involvement of multiple organs
# | 4 hrs
Rationale for multidrug therapy
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Goals of treatment: Improve insulin sensitivity / Preserve beta cell function / Protect blood vessels and organs / Control appetite
# | 4 hrs
Non-insulin therapies
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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
# | 4 hrs
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 7: Principles of Self-Management
Adherence to prescribed medication regimens
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Healthy eating
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Maintaining an active lifestyle that includes regular exercise
# | 4 hrs
Blood glucose self-monitoring
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Effective problem solving
# | 4 hrs
Healthy coping
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Reducing risks of diabetes-related complications
# | 4 hrs
Domain 5 Diabetes: Module 8: Coaching Practice
Scope of coaching practice in the area of diabetes support: The role of the coach / Issues to address / Responsibilities and limitations/boundaries
# | 30 hrs
Professional issues: rights of individuals being coached: / Confidentiality / Informed consent
# | 30 hrs
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
# | 30 hrs
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
# | 30 hrs
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 1: Principles of Occupational Wellness
Definition of occupational wellness
# | 4 hrs
Components of occupational wellness
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Factors that contribute to occupational wellness
# | 4 hrs
The meaning and role of work through the life span
# | 4 hrs
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 2: Assessing Occupational Wellness
The need for ongoing reflection and assessment: foundations of lifelong learning
# | 4 hrs
Assessing personal strengths, skills, interests, and values
# | 4 hrs
Qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and measuring occupational wellness
# | 4 hrs
How to promote self-reflection and self-assessment related to occupational wellness
# | 4 hrs
Helping clients apply their unique strengths in the workplace
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Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 3: Personal Attributes that Increase Occupational Wellness
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
# | 6 hrs
Domain 6 Occupational Wellness: Module 4: Job Crafting
New concepts about the meaning of work and how to thrive on the job
# | 4 hrs
Principles of job crafting
# | 4 hrs
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
# | 4 hrs
Job crafting as a way to cope with job challenges and stress
# | 4 hrs