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Wellness Coaching

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: WC511Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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, Fitness, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nutrition, Nursing, Health and Wellness, or a related program.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,931.55
  • international: $16,051.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,703.90$7,815.50
Tuition$2,767.87$6,879.47
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$476.25$476.25
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,227.65$7,815.50
Tuition$2,767.87$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416.675.6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca
hrt.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Learn to help and empower individuals and groups

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 online 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.

Due to delivery format, this program is available only to domestic applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

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.
  • 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.

  • 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.


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Work Placement

A core aspect of the program is a 225-hour work 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenNot Available

The Humber Advantage

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

The fitness facilities at Humber are one-of-a-kind. The Physiology/Kinesiology laboratories are fully equipped for high tech assessment of athletic performance and physical health. The labs feature metabolic VO2 carts, treadmills, bikes, The Bod Pod, the Qualisys system and much more.

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