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

After completing 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 national dietary guidelines and recommendations 
  • Recall the role of various foods, vitamins, minerals and their impact on the body
  • Identify how nutrition aids in daily functioning and health
  • Recognize nutritional needs throughout human development
  • Describe methods for achieving optimal health

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching Module 1
Health for Life

  • Defining Health and Wellness
  • Global and National Health Concerns
  • Common Causes of Death in the US
  • Making Positive Behavioral Changes
  • Conventional Medicine
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine and Integrative Medicine

Wellness Coaching Module 2
Stress Management and Sleep

  • Stress Response
  • Stress in America
  • Historical Overview of Stress Research
  • Relieving Stress
  • Function of Sleep
  • States and Stages of Sleep
  • How Sleep Changes with Age
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders

Wellness Coaching Module 3
Mental, Social, and Gender Health 

  • Psychology
  • Mental Wellness
  • Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Defining Social Health
  • Sex and Gender
  • Sexual Relationships

Wellness Coaching Module 4
Sexual Health, Reproduction, and Nutrition

  • Men and Women’s Sexual Health
  • Safer Sex and Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Pregnancy and Infertility
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Healthy Eating
  • Food Safety
  • Combating Hunger and Malnutrition

Wellness Coaching Module 5
Fitness and Weight  

  • Components of Health-Related Fitness
  • Basic Training Principles
  • Impact of Physical Activity on Your Health
  • Body Image
  • Body Composition
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Body Image Disturbances and Eating Disorders

Wellness Coaching Module 6
Substance Use and Personal Safety

  • Defining Substance Use Disorders
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Opioids, Depressants, and Stimulants
  • Marijuana, Hallucinogens, Club Drugs, and Inhalants
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Unintentional Injuries
  • Intentional Injuries

Wellness Coaching Module 7
Immune System and Common Infections

  • Immune System Dysfunction
  • Fortifying Immune Function
  • Understanding Infections
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Skin Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Wellness Coaching Module 8
Preventing Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
  • Preventing and Managing Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease
  • Treating Cardiovascular Disease
  • Keeping Your Cardiovascular System Healthy

Wellness Coaching Module 9
Cancer and Environmental Health

  • Defining Cancer
  • Types of Cancer
  • Detecting, Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with Cancer
  • Preventing Cancer
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Climate Change

Wellness Coaching Module 10
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 11
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

  • Defining Nutrition, Health, and Disease
  • What Are Nutrients?
  • The Broad Role of Nutritional Science
  • Health Factors and Their Impact
  • Assessing Personal Health
  • Sustainable Food Systems

Nutritional Consultant Module 2
Achieving a Healthy Diet

  • A Healthy Philosophy Towards Food
  • Nutritional Balance and Moderation
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • National Goals for Nutrition and Health
  • Recommendations for Optimal Health
  • Understanding Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Nutrition and Media

Nutritional Consultant Module 3
Nutrition and the Human Body

  • The Cell
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Nutrients Are Essential for Organ Function
  • Energy and Calories
  • Digestion and Absorption Disorders

Nutritional Consultant Module 4

  • Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Functions of Carbohydrates in the Body
  • Diabetes
  • Health Consequences and Benefits of High-Carbohydrate Diets
  • Personal Diet Choices
  • Attributes of Carbohydrates
  • Sugar Substitutes

Nutritional Consultant Module 5   

  • What are Lipids?
  • How Lipids Work
  • Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
  • Understanding Blood Cholesterol
  • Balancing Your Diet with Lipids
  • Lipids and the Food Industry
  • Lipids and Disease

Nutritional Consultant Module 6

  • Defining Protein
  • The Role of Proteins in Foods: Cooking and Denaturation
  • The Many Different Types of Proteins
  • Protein Digestion and Absorption
  • Protein Functions in the Body
  • Diseases Involving Proteins
  • Proteins, Diets and Personal Choices 

Nutritional Consultant Module 7
Nutrients Important to Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  • Water’s Importance to Vitality
  • Regulation of Water Balance
  • Electrolytes Important for Fluid Balance
  • Consequences of Deficiency or Excess
  • Water Concerns
  • Popular Beverage Choices

Nutritional Consultant Module 8
Nutrients Important as Antioxidants

  • Generation of Free Radicals in the Body
  • The Atom
  • The Body’s Defense
  • The Body’s Offense
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Antioxidant Micronutrients
  • Antioxidant Vitamins
  • The Whole Nutrient Package vs. Disease

Nutritional Consultant Module 9
Nutrients Important for Bone Health

  • Bone Structure and Function
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Micronutrients Essential for Bone Health: Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Phosphorous, Magnesium, Fluoride and Vitamin K
  • Osteoporosis and Risk Factors
  • Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
  • Deficiency, Supplementation and Choices

Nutritional Consultant Module 10
Nutrients Important for Metabolism and Blood Function

  • Blood’s Function in the Body and in Metabolism Support
  • Metabolism Overview
  • Catabolism: The Breakdown
  • Vitamins for Metabolism, Blood Function and Renewal
  • Minerals for Metabolism, Blood Function and Renewal
  • Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Nutritional Consultant Module 11
Energy Balance and Body Weight

  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Fat Content
  • Fat Distribution
  • Balancing Energy Input with Energy Output
  • Factors Affecting Energy Intake
  • Too Little or Too Much Weight
  • Dietary, Behavioral and Physical Activity Recommendations 

Nutritional Consultant Module 12
From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years

  • The Human Life Cycle
  • Changes During Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Eating During Pregnancy
  • Infancy and Nutrition
  • Nutrition in the Toddler Years 

Nutritional Consultant Module 13
From Childhood to the Elderly Years

  • The Human Life Cycle Continues
  • Childhood and Nutrition
  • Puberty and Nutrition
  • Children and Malnutrition
  • Older Adolescence and Nutrition
  • Middle Age and Nutrition
  • Old Age and Nutrition

Nutritional Consultant Module 14
Nutrition and Society: Food Politics and Perspectives

  • Historical Perspectives on Food
  • The Food Industry
  • The Politics of Food
  • Food Cost and Inflation
  • The Issue of Food Security
  • Nutrition and Your Health
  • Diets Around the World 

Nutritional Consultant Module 15
Achieving Optimal Health: Wellness and Nutrition

  • Diet Trends and Health
  • Fitness and Health
  • Threats to Health
  • Food Supplements and Food Replacements
  • Foodborne Illness and Food Safety
  • Start Your Sustainable Future Today
  • Careers in Nutrition 

**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.**

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