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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSS 147 - Health Coach Professional

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to health coach professional and methods of facilitating behavioral change.  Includes communication strategies for effective coaching, nutrition and physiological science, client screening and assessment, and nutrition and exercise program design and implementation.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify how coaches distinguish themselves from other helping professionals and how health coaches apply their knowledge in the health, wellness, and fitness field.
  2. Outline the stages of the Transtheoretical Model and explain the roles of self-efficacy and self-regulation play in the change process.
  3. Summarize the importance of active listening and nonverbal communication and give examples of open, closed, and indirect questions.
  4. Identify the basic concepts of client screening and assessment and designing an exercise and nutritional plan. 

  1. Introduction to Health Coaching
    1. Team approach
    2. Health behaviors science
    3. Transtheoretical Model
  2. Communication Strategies for Effective Coaching
    1. Building rapport
    2. Connecting through communication
  3. Nutrition and Physiological Science
    1. Basic nutrition and digestion
    2. Current concepts in weight management
    3. Nutritional programming
  4. Client Screening and Assessment
    1. Initial interview and screening
    2. Body composition and assessment
    3. Physical fitness assessment
  5. Nutrition and Exercise Program Design and Implementation
    1. Goal setting
    2. Exercise programming considerations and guidelines