Singapore University of Social Sciences

Health and Wellness Coaching

Health and Wellness Coaching (PSY475)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

Coaching is a growth-promoting relationship that elicits autonomous motivation, increases the capacity to change, and facilitates a change process through visioning, goal setting, and accountability, which at its best leads to sustainable change for the good. Wellness coaching is a process of applying these principles, skills, and knowledge to enable individuals to choose healthy lifestyle alternatives and make positive changes to achieve holistic health. This course focuses on helping individuals to be engaged to take measures to prevent the onset of chronic medical conditions or to optimise their control to prevent complications, if already diagnosed with chronic medical conditions.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Being a good health coach
  • Health promotion and health literacy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Health coaching skills
  • Applying behaviour change models: The health belief model and trans-theoretical model in action
  • The role of self-efficacy in health behaviours
  • Self-control for behaviour change
  • Setting goals and action plans
  • Thriving as a health coach
  • Coaching in difficult situations
  • Facilitating sustainable lifestyle change
  • Designing wellness programmes

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the role of health and wellness coaches
  • Recognise personality styles and character strengths and how this impacts the coaching relationship
  • Examine the role of motivational interviewing in health coaching
  • Apply the principles and theories of health promotion and health behaviour change
  • Develop strategies to engage clients with low health literacy
  • Demonstrate core relationship-based coaching skills
  • Design strategies to work with clients in different stages of change
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