Health and Wellness Coaching in 3 online courses.

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching is an online three-course program designed to prepare individuals in guiding and supporting others as they work towards their behavior change goals. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and be able to complete their coursework online.

Course Dates and Descriptions

April 2-June 14 - HPRO 526: Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction, 3 Units

Discusses current lifestyle diseases, including: cardiovascular, metabolic, communicable, and nutritional. Concepts regarding risk factors, screening approaches, and risk reduction, with impact on specific health parameters. 

June 24-July 30 - HPRO 568: Wellness Coaching I, 3 Units

Reviews the wellness coaching process. Introduces students to the effective methodology of motivational interviewing. Explores the techniques and theories associated with this coaching method. Covers in detail the skills needed to successfully motivate patients toward healthier lifestyles. Gives attention to practical information needed to be a successful health professional. Includes overview of positive psychology methods and theory.

July 31-September 6 - HPRO 569: Wellness Coaching II, 3 Units

Covers the fundamentals of the coaching structure and process from coach preparation to program termination including the legal and ethical implications. Explores specific components of the coaching process with special attention given to coach/client relationship, empathetic communication skills, importance of client reflections, and goal setting. Introduces the Wellness Mapping 360 tool to lay the foundation for the coaching plan.

Per unit cost - $895

Tuition Benefits

LLUH employees may be eligible to apply tuition benefits toward the completion of this certificate. Check with your immediate supervisor or HR representative. 


  • A bachelors degree from accredited university
  • Complete non-degree form
    • Interested parties, you will complete the non-degree form, sign, and then email it to The form will then be taken to university records to register them for the course. Someone from student finance will contact you for payment, if applicable.

  • Authorization for Loma Linda University School of Public Health to submit non-degree form on your behalf

To apply:

  1. Fill out the inquiry form below or
  2. email our Admissions director, Stephen Sledge at

Registration ends April 1, 2019.


Become a leader in helping people change their lives.

The 9 units earned in your certificate can be used toward an MPH degree in Health Education and Wellness Coaching. The integration of health education and wellness coaching courses provide you with a combination of cutting-edge skills in health and wellness, health education, health coaching, and whole person care. Find out more about the Master of Public Health in Health Education and Wellness Coaching at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

When it comes to making lifestyle changes, information alone is not enough. Health Coaching uses a system designed to train individuals to be effective guides and partners for those learning to adopt new behaviors.