Theory and Practice in Behaviour Change

Course Code: WELL 5001

Academic Year: 2018-2019

Altering the cycles of unhealthy behavior is the principal challenge imparted on wellness coaches. Through this course students develop abilities to use preventive and proactive behaviour change strategies for individuals, families, and workplaces through a mix of flexible on-line learning and weekend intensive classes. Students explore and apply an array of useful theories and practices to positively impact lifelong wellbeing. They take on the role of wellness coaches to develop skills in appreciative inquiry, interprofessional collaboration and evidence appraisal, while empowering self-advocacy and self-management. Student analyze specific case studies, highlighting relevant determinants of health as key considerations in the selection of appropriate behaviour change strategies, which may include virtual or distance approaches.