Wellness Coaching Associate Program

Counseling & Coaching
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Our Wellness Coaching Associate Program will focus on helping people to improve their lifestyle behavior by applying the principles and processes of professional life coaching, to the goals of lifestyle improvement for higher levels of wellness. 

Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching is about helping people improve their lifestyle behavior. As the field of Wellness Coaching emerges and the world discovers the value of it, it will continue to define and re-define itself. Wellness coaching applies the principles and processes of professional life coaching in order to help make lifestyle improvements. Having a sound understanding of professional coaching and how to interact with people is a must to be successful in this field.  In this course you will be introduced to some fundamental ways of staying emotionally, physically and mentally healthy. We will discuss nutrition, how to manage weight, exercise, stress management and much more. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Nutritional Consultant

Although many people understand the importance of healthy nutrition habits and good fitness patterns, it is sometimes hard to accomplish goals on their own. A nutritional consultant can help clients adopt a healthy lifestyle.  Our nutritional consultant training provides students with an exploration of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Students will identify how to conduct in-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and create food plans customized to each individual’s taste, temperament, and health goals. The fundamentals of whole food nutrition, digestive physiology, metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, and current research are presented.  Additionally, students will discover how healthy nutrition habits are used in the food industry.  Our Nutritional Consultant course will give students the training they need to work with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. 

Prerequisite(s): None

** Course Subject to Change.

Wellness Coaching

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify various dimensions of health, types of stressors and ways to encourage overall well-being 
  • Recognize healthy eating habits and the principles of fitness
  • Recall preventive measures for avoiding common illnesses, diseases and how to maintain sexual health
  • Identify the effects of consumer products on our body and how to protect ourselves from violence and crime
  • Define the co-active coaching model, the various contexts and principles and practices

Nutritional Consultant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define healthy food guidelines
  • Identify how nutrition aids in health
  • Recall the roles of various foods, vitamins and minerals and their impact on the body
  • Identify how the food industry uses nutrition information credibly
  • List nutritional needs throughout human development

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching Module 1
Health, Wellness and Well-Being

  • The Dimensions of Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Sex, Gender and Health
  • The Promise of Prevention
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Understanding Health Behavior
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sleep’s Impact on Health
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders

Wellness Coaching Module 2
Stress Management and Social Health

  • What is Stress?
  • Stressors
  • Traumatic Life Events
  • The Impact of Stress
  • Communicating
  • Forming Relationships
  • Living in a Wired World
  • Loving and Being Loved
  • Partnering Across the Lifespan
  • Family Ties

Wellness Coaching Module 3
Nutrition and Weight 

  • Essentials of Good Nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Weight in America
  • What is a Healthy Weight?
  • How to Gain Weight
  • Practical Guide to a Healthy Weight
  • Treating Severe Obesity
  • Disordered Eating
  • What is Physical Fitness?
  • The Principles of Exercise
  • Mind-Body Approaches

Wellness Coaching Module 4
Sexual Health and Reproduction

  • Men and Women’s Sexual Health
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual Activity
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases
  • Common STIs
  • Contraception
  • Sterilization
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth

Wellness Coaching Module 5
Diseases and Addictions

  • Preventing Major Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke and Cancer
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Gambling
  • Understanding Drugs and Their Effects
  • Medications
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Treatment for Substance Abuse

Wellness Coaching Module 6
Alcohol, Tobacco and Consumer Health

  • Understanding Alcohol
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Tobacco Use in America
  • Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking
  • Quitting Tobacco Use
  • Personalizing Your Health Care
  • Your Medical Rights
  • Elective Treatments
  • Nontraditional Health Care
  • The Health-Care System

Wellness Coaching Module 7
A Lifetime of Health

  • Unintentional Injury
  • Violence and Crime
  • Sexual Victimization
  • Pollution
  • Chemical Risks
  • Successful Aging
  • Preparing for Medical Crisis
  • End of Life
  • Death and Dying
  • Grief 

Wellness Coaching Module 8
The Co-Active Coaching Model

  • Empowered Coaching Environment
  • The Five Contexts
  • The Coach’s Role in the Model
  • Co-Active Coaching Relationships
  • Coaching Environment
  • Levels of Listening
  • Intuition
  • Curiosity
  • Authenticity
  • Accountability

Wellness Coaching Module 9
Coaching Contexts, Principles and Practices

  • Self-Management
  • Good Judgement
  • Fulfillment and Values
  • What is Balance?
  • A Formula for Coaching Balance
  • The Look of Process
  • Process Coaching
  • Integrating Principles
  • The Coach’s Commitment
  • The Expanding World of Coaching

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Nutritional Consultant

Nutritional Consultant Module 1
Nutrition and You

  • What is Nutrition?
  • Individual Nutrients
  • How Can Diet Improve Your Health?
  • Assessing Nutritional Status
  • Average American Diet
  • Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • MyPlate Food Guidance System
  • Food Labels

Nutritional Consultant Module 2
Digestion, Absorption, Transport, and Carbohydrates

  • Processes and Organs Involved in Digestion
  • How is Food Chemically Digested?
  • How Nutrients are Absorbed
  • How are Nutrients Transported throughout the Body?
  • How Do We Digest and Absorb Carbohydrates
  • How Do We Maintain Blood Glucose Levels?
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Carbohydrate Intake Recommendations
  • Differences with Sugars

Nutritional Consultant Module 3
Lipids and Proteins

  • Lipids Structure
  • How Are Lipids Digested, Absorbed, & Transported in the Body?
  • Functions of Lipids in the Body
  • Daily Intake Triglycerides
  • Trans Fat and Cholesterol
  • Digesting and Absorbing Proteins
  • Function of Protein in the Body
  • How Much Protein Do You Need Daily?

Nutritional Consultant Module 4

  • What is Alcohol?
  • How is it Made?
  • Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
  • Alcohol Absorption Stomach and Small Intestine
  • Alcohol Metabolized Stomach and Liver
  • Alcohol Circulates in the Blood
  • Gender, Genetics, and Ethnicity – Alcohol Blood Levels
  • Immediate and Short Term Effects
  • Long Term Effects

Nutritional Consultant Module 5
Energy Metabolism

  • What is Metabolism?
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Enzymes and Hormones Regulate Metabolism
  • How Does ATP Fuel Metabolism?
  • How Do the Macronutrients Provide ATP?
  • Absorptive and Post-absorptive States
  • How Does the Body Metabolize Alcohol?

Nutritional Consultant Module 6
Fat-Soluble Vitamins

  • What are Vitamins?
  • How Do Vitamins Differ in Their Absorption and Storage?
  • What are Antioxidants?
  • What’s the Best Source of Vitamins?
  • Vitamins Destroyed During Cooking or Storage
  • Some Vitamins are Fortified with Vitamins
  • Bioavailability

Nutritional Consultant Module 7
Water-Soluble Vitamins

  • Primary Functions of Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin-Like Compounds
  • Choline Helps Protect the Liver
  • Carnitine, Lipoic Acid, and Inositol Are Needed for Overall Health
  • The B Vitamins Act as Coenzymes in Many Metabolic Processes
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins in Other Critical Roles

Nutritional Consultant Module 8

  • Why is Water Essential to Life?
  • How is Water Balance Maintained?
  • How Do Water and Sodium Affect Blood Pressure?
  • How Much Water Do You Need?
  • Best Sources of Water
  • Diuretics Affect on Water Balance

Nutritional Consultant Module 9
Major and Trace Minerals

  • What are Minerals?
  • Fluid Balance
  • Participate as Cofactors
  • Bones and Teeth
  • Toxicity
  • Why Do We Need Trace Minerals?
  • Trace Mineral Deficiencies
  • Arsenic, Boron, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium

Nutritional Consultant Module 10
Energy Balance and Body Composition

  • What is Energy Balance and Why is it Important?
  • Food and Beverages Provide Energy
  • Body Processes
  • Total Daily Energy
  • How to Measure Energy Expenditure
  • How Body Composition is Assessed
  • How Do We Estimate a Healthy Body Weight?

Nutritional Consultant Module 11
Weight Management, Nutrition, and Fitness

  • How is Food Intake Regulated?
  • How Do Fat Cells Form and Expand?
  • Genetics and Environment Influence Obesity
  • Healthy Weight Loss
  • Why is Physical Fitness Important?
  • Carbs, Fats, Proteins Used During Exercise
  • Vitamins and Minerals Important for Fitness
  • Fluid Intake Affect Fitness

Nutritional Consultant Module 12
Pregnancy Through Infancy

  • Prenatal Development
  • Nutrients and Health Behaviors
  • Physiological Changes Occur in the Mother
  • Second and Third Trimesters
  • Breast-Feeding
  • Formula Alternatives
  • Infant’s Nutrient Needs
  • Introduce Solid Foods

Nutritional Consultant Module 13
Toddlers Through Adolescence

  • Nutritional Needs of Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Adults Influence on Eating Habits
  • Nutritional Needs of School-Aged Children
  • Nutrition-Related Issues School-Aged Children
  • Nutritional Needs of Adolescents
  • Nutritional Issues Affect Adolescents

Nutritional Consultant Module 14
Older Adults

  • Demographics of Aging in America
  • What Changes Occur as Part of the Aging Process?
  • Nutrient Needs of Older Adults
  • Nutrition-Related Health Concerns of Older Adults
  • Socioeconomic and Psychological Issues

Nutritional Consultant Module 15
Food Safety, Global Nutrition, and Availability

  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • Food Supply Protection
  • Food Additives, Hormones, and Antibiotics
  • Sustainable Food System
  • Hunger and Malnutrition
  • Population Risks
  • How Can We Reduce Hunger?

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.

Wellness Coaching

Upon successful completion of our Wellness Coaching course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC).

Nutritional Consultant

Upon successful completion of our Nutritional Consultant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a nutritional coach and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player