Health coaches promote wellness through the development and implementation of strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Health coaches work in hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, physician’s offices, private businesses and colleges. As more employers, health insurance companies and communities focus on disease prevention to reduce healthcare costs, there will be an increased need for trained health coaches to meet the need.
This program will prepare the certificate holder for health coaching and wellness positions at wellness centers, employee health clinics, hospitals, home care organizations and physician offices.
- Health Coach
- Health Educator
- Wellness Coordinator
- Personal Trainer
- Community Health Worker
- Nutrition Specialist
Employment of health coaches and educators is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services. National Employer Data indicates the average health coach salary range is between $38,879 and $60,565.
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