Why was the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Applied Health and Wellness Coaching programme developed?
Despite the widespread evidence-based knowledge that physical activity and healthy eating are good for your health, individuals are not getting any healthier. This programme will provide professionals with the tools to complement their knowledge base and enable them to facilitate their clients to achieve their health goals.
What is Health and Wellness Coaching?
Health coaching draws on a number of underpinning theories including Motivational Interviewing, the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model and Appreciative Inquiry. The aim of health and wellness coaching is to help the individual to choose the behaviour they want to change and support them through goal setting and ongoing goal review and support.
Who is it aimed at?
Healthcare Professionals - Nurses, Midwives, Mental Health Practitioners, Health Promotion Practitioners, GPs, Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Personal Trainers, Nutritionists, Health and Fitness Coaches, Sports Coaches, Community and Social Care Workers, Career Guidance Teachers, College Counsellors.
What will it qualify a person to do?
The skills to coach people on their health behaviour as part of their current role or to develop a role as a health and wellness coach in private practice.
Who will be delivering it?
A core team of lecturers who have conducted PhD study in the field of coaching and health promotion. They are also RGNs and certified Health and Wellness Coaches.
Are there a minimum number of students needed to run the programme?
Yes, 15 students are required.
If I apply, at what stage will I know if the course is actually going ahead or not?
You will know if the course is going ahead no later than the 10th June 2016.
Will I be expected to attend college in Sligo?
You will study independently from home, supported by on-line lectures and assignments. You will also attend workshops for selected modules.
What kind of technical facilities will I need at home?
A good quality broadband connection with low latency. It should at a very minimum be greater than 56kbps.