New Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate

A partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the National Wellness Institute

Do you crave the opportunity to make meaningful connections?

Are you inspired to help others create or sustain healthy behaviors?

Are you seeking a mid-career change or wanting to enhance your effectiveness in your current field?

As a health and wellness coach, you will guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.



NBHWC logoThe National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching has qualified the UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program as an Approved Transition Program per the NBHWC’s standards. As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed UWSP's Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to become a certified coach.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considered the birthplace of wellness, establishing the first college degree wellness program in the world. UW-Stevens Point became the first degree program in the U.S. to be accredited by the National Wellness Institute in 2010. The National Wellness Institute was founded at UW-Stevens Point and they still maintain a close relationship.

Choose from Two Options for Taking this Course

  1. Complete this program for continuing education credits (up 180 total CECs*)
  2. Complete this program for graduate credit (12 credits)

Both options meet the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and equally prepare you to sit for the NBHWC exam.


2020-2021 program begins Wednesday, Sept. 2

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 Cohort: August 7, 2020


Course Curriculum

Sept. 2 - Oct. 21, 2020  Course 1: Building Expertise in Health and Wellness

Oct. 28 - Dec.16, 2020  Course 2: Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations

Jan. 25 - Mar. 17, 2020 Course 3: Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques

Mar. 31 -May 19, 2020 Course 4: Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum


Learn more and apply through UW-Stevens Point at


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*Participants can earn up to 45 CECs per 8-week course (180 CECs total for the full Certificate course) through the National Wellness Institute for: ACSM, NBHWC, NCHEC (advanced-level CHES®), SHRM, and NWI-CWP.