Introduction to Health Coaching
COM HLT X 480.1
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Learn how to facilitate client engagement and activation by taking this course, which introduces the practice of health coaching.
What you can learn.
- Practice motivational interviewing, empathy, and positive psychology
- Develop skills needed for screening and assessing clients to structure coaching sessions
- Build effective communication through active listening, open ended questioning, summarizing, and reflecting
About this course:
This course introduces the practice of health coaching as a means of facilitating client engagement and activation. Participants are introduced to evidence-based tools including motivational interviewing, assessment for stage of change, empathy, mindfulness-based practices, and positive psychology. The science of behavior change is introduced and participants learn the basic skills for screening and assessing clients for their stage of change, how to structure a coaching session and the basics of effective communication including active listening, open ended questioning, summarizing, and reflecting.