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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Full-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: Holistic models of health and wellness; value of integrating holistic models in traditional healthcare settings; overview of specific holistic health models such as aromatherapy, reflexology, guided imagery, supplements, and neuro linguistic programming; efficacy data; indications and contraindications.

Notes: Fall Only

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)


Overview of general nutrition principles focusing on healthy food choices, disease prevention and sports nutrition. Explores fad diets, herb/supplements and use of ergogenic aids. Incorporates effective use of nutrition information from reliable sources as well as personal responsibility in a professional setting.

Description: This course provides an overview of the concepts of physical fitness, conditioning principles and appropriate exercise and health practices with application to lifelong fitness and wellness. Course includes lecture and physical fitness testing.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445


This course enables the student to build a philosophy of health and health behaviors. Basic health principles and theories are applied to both personal and community health issues, including an emphasis on behavioral change and health and wellness education interventions.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: This course provides the student with the principles and practices of coaching psychology. Core coaching skills along with approaches and guidelines for helping clients develop visions, set goals, make plans and track progress for healthy lifestyles.

Prerequisites: ENS 1214

Description: Introduction to the field of mental health services. Students will identify principles, skills and history and evolution of the mental health field. Analyze motives, values, biases, cultural and social influences for becoming a helper. Examine key terminology and concepts. Describe basic theories, evidenced based practices and interventions of the helping profession. Recognize professional behaviors, documentation practices and ethical standards required to work in the helping profession.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035


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Fall Semester (Second Year)

Description: Learning and applying the model of Motivational Interviewing including engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Concepts of OARS, stages of change, communication skills, client ambivalence, developing discrepancies, change talk, client goals, and developing a change plan.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Description: Ethical codes and responsibilities in the helping professions. Federal Confidentiality Regulations, case law, scope of practice, expectations of funding bodies and managed care. Principles of professional behavior with clients and self-awareness of their personal boundary and value concerns. Importance of cultural diversity.

Notes: Restricted to majors. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description: Application of diverse stress management techniques. Topics covered include assertiveness, stress-related personality factors, holistic health, relaxation techniques, communication patterns, cognitive restructuring, and time management.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.