The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program is a one-of-a-kind experience that blends evidence-based skill sets with insightful mentor coaching in a flexible learning environment. From on-line learning to on-site personal discussion, our goal is help you grow your skills to become a confident wellness coach. Whether you are learning strategies to use in your current profession or you are launching your own wellness coaching practice, our training program will prepare you to help individuals reach their greatest health potential.
Our Unique Approach
Students learn how to establish relationships and practice core coaching skills that assist individuals in identifying their values and desires, transforming them into action, and maintaining lasting change over time. You will partner in dynamic collaboration with your peers as you advance through the Mayo Clinic 5-E Model of Wellness Coaching, bringing coaching to life with your clients.
What Makes Us Different
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training and Certification Program is an all-inclusive training led by an array of Mayo Clinic experts. Our faculty bring a wide-spectrum of experiences in coaching, patient-care, research, worksite wellness and behavior change in the areas of weight management, stress reduction, tobacco cessation, work-life balance and chronic disease self-management.
One registration fee includes the 11-session online training course and the onsite workshop which is a four-day interactive training including an immersive wellness experience at the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. In addition, the live distance component including webinars and conference calls as well as skill development with peer coaching practice and mentored coaching skills are included. Concluding successful training completion, you will be eligible to complete Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Certification and/or prepare to sit for the National Board Certified – Health & Wellness Coach exam through the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching.
The blended learning environment affords the learners with an experience that is collegial, accommodating, accessible, and academically rigorous. We encourage connection, discussion and learning from peers and faculty-drawing from the variety of coaching experiences from clinical to worksite wellness.
Content founded on evidence-based research
The course content is grounded in established research and theory of behavior change and incorporates current published research by Mayo Clinic faculty into the effective elements of Wellness Coaching.
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program is an approved program by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching, meeting coaching competencies and highest standards in the field. Our program has trained more than 700 Wellness Coaches since beginning in 2011. Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program is approved by the NBHWC, PAC for the continuing education and training of National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) (CEP #100103)
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program is coordinated and taught by clinical, scientific and practicing wellness coaches of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice or research. In addition, our Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program core faculty are credentialed as Nationally Board Certified- Health and Wellness Coaches by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
Uniquely Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic has been a leader in health care and serving the needs of the patient for over 150 years. The Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program embraces many elements unique to Mayo Clinic values, culture, clinical practice, and research, including the work of: