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Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: WC511 Length: 2 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A diploma, advanced diploma or degree from a university or college in allied health fields, health sciences, kinesiology, social work, nutrition, nursing, or health and wellness.
  • Demonstrated competence through related work experience

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber's English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements include present and/or prior work experience in the field of health and wellness. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017/2018 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic TBD
  • international TBD.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the two semesters of the 2017/2018 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


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Program Contact(s)

Eddie Yu
Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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In order to continue with your application for Wellness Coaching, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.


Our Program

Humber’s Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program prepares you to work in the field of health and wellness coaching. The program is uniquely designed with the working student in mind. Your courses are scheduled over two 12-week semesters and offer a blend of on-line modules and face-to-face classes that take place on evenings and weekends. You will gain knowledge and skills in promoting health and wellness and preventing or managing disease. You will also learn to establish effective coaching relationships; support sustainable behaviour change through practices such as motivational interviewing and mindfulness; manage health and wellness programs; and improve quality of life for people with chronic conditions. You will empower individuals and groups to self-advocate, as they set and achieve healthy behaviour change goals in areas such as stress management, healthy eating, active lifestyle, sleep habits and smoking cessation. You will engage with clients in experiential learning opportunities within Humber’s innovative Centre for Healthy Living and also in field placements within a variety of organizational settings.

Learning Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop wellness programs for individuals, families, communities, workplaces and populations based on critical appraisal of health and wellness information from relevant sources.
  • Examine and assess the specific factors which determine health and wellness including the social, cultural and economic environment, the physical environment, and individual characteristics and behaviours in order to inform decision-making.

  • Apply appropriate coaching techniques in order to develop specific proactive health and wellness behaviour change interventions relevant to individual conditions, preferences, goals and stage in the life cycle.

  • Establish effective wellness coaching relationships and leadership in a variety of outpatient, workplace, family and community settings, based on current and emerging theoretical perspectives.

  • Design, implement and evaluate programs and strategies for sustainable behavioural change informed by thorough analysis of relevant determinants of health and wellness.

  • Coach clients towards improved nutritional decision making and self-efficacy as part of a comprehensive wellness program to optimize client outcomes.

  • Apply practical strategies for establishing effective wellness coaching relationships and leadership in a variety of outpatient, workplace, family and community settings, based on current and emerging theoretical perspectives.

  • Develop, communicate and promote the business case for wellness programming in order to garner appropriate supports.

  • Build coaching relationships with individuals, families and groups in order to effect empowerment and positive behaviour change to help individuals and groups benefit from appropriate health and wellness supports.

  • Practice within the scope of professional competence, legal, ethical and safety parameters, due diligence, and accepted wellness coaching practices.

  • Formulate on-going professional development strategies in order to keep practices current and relevant, to further the aims of clients and to contribute to on-going evolution of the field of wellness coaching.


Work Placement

A core aspect of the program is a six-week field placement in which students secure a sponsor/mentor, determine a project, implement and evaluate the project, and practise and reflect on coaching relationships and processes. The site of the placement may be within a current employment setting or another appropriate worksite. Students are exposed to inter-professional learning, planning and leadership, coaching practice, collegiality and collaboration. Online interactions and reflections occur with the instructor and class throughout the placement experience.

Your Career

Upon graduation, students are prepared to add wellness coaching to their present work role or to begin working as a health and wellness coaching professional. Employment opportunities exist in outpatient settings such as fitness centres, workplace settings, bariatric/weight loss centres, cardiac rehab programs, outpatient cancer support programs, outpatient chronic disease management programs, mental health support programs, community health centres, and as members of family health-care teams.

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