Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate

A partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the National Wellness Institute

Prepare yourself for a rewarding career as a health and wellness coach with the only NBHWC-approved training program offered in partnership with the National Wellness Institute! As a coach, you will guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations, and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.


NBHWC Approved Training Program

The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching has qualified the UW-Stevens Point and National Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program as an Approved Training Program per the NBHWC’s standards. As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed UWSP’s Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to become a certified coach.

Our program graduates have a 100% pass rate for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching certification exam.

Choose from Two Options for Taking this Course
  1. Complete this program for continuing education credits (up to 80 total CECs*)
  2. Complete this program for graduate credit (12 credits)**

Both options meet the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and equally prepare you to sit for the NBHWC exam.

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*Participants can earn up to 20 CECs per course (80 CECs total for the full Certificate course) through the National Wellness Institute for: ACSM, CHES/MCHES, SHRM, and NWI-CWP. Click here for a list of pre-approved CEC providers.

Ready to learn more about the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate?

Join us for a 20-minute online informational session. Hosted by UW-Stevens Point with multiple dates available.

2023 Summer Program Schedule (accelerated 16-week program)


  • May 17 – June 8: Building Expertise in Health and Wellness
  • ​June 13 – July 6: Health and Wellness Coaching Foundations
  • July 11 – Aug. 3: Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching Techniques
  • Aug. 9 – Aug. 31: Health and Wellness Coaching Ethics and Practicum

All summer program courses meet via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. CT.

**Note: The summer session is only available for continuing education credit. If you want to earn graduate credit, you must enroll in the school-year program.  


About The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considered the birthplace of wellness, establishing the first college degree wellness program in the world. UW-Stevens Point became the first degree program in the U.S. to be accredited by the National Wellness Institute in 2010. The National Wellness Institute was founded at UW-Stevens Point and they still maintain a close relationship.

Download Your Copy of the Organizational Wellness Inventory PDF

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