The Integrated Health and Wellness Coaching certificate at Front Range Community College has become an Approved Transition Program under the requirements of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC).
Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching is a 30-credit certificate in the Holistic Health Program. Students learn core competencies of the coaching profession, including skills in relationship-building, active listening, powerful questioning, goal-setting, positive psychology, and motivational interviewing. Students also enhance their knowledge in the areas of nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness practices to empower others to take control of their health and wellness, set meaningful goals, and make lifelong changes.
To allow health and wellness coach training and education programs to adjust their programs to meet the standards for NCCHWC program accreditation, NCCHWC implemented a Transition Phase for Program Approval to be followed by Permanent Phase Accreditation. The FRCC certificate is one of only 51 approved transition programs in the country.
Approved Transition status means health and wellness coaches who have met NCCHWC’s requirements and completed the certificate at FRCC will qualify to sit for the national certification exam to be launched this year.
The NCCHWC is collaborating with these approved health and wellness coach training programs to work diligently toward creating a national standard, which will help further professionalize and advance the emerging field of health and wellness coaching.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity, and innovation.