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Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness Coaching CurriculumMaster of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness Coaching Curriculum

Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness Coaching

This 36-credit Master of Science degree program, with the major being Exercise Science and Health Promotion, offers a unique concentration in Wellness Coaching.  The concentration was developed in concert with Wellcoaches®, a premier provider of Wellness Coaching education. Wellcoaches® is a well-established, international education provider with a rich and respected history in Wellness Coach Training.  This concentration provides students the opportunity to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, the foundation for a career in Wellness Coaching.  The Health and Wellness Coach Certification is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

The Wellness Coaching concentration is offered in a 100% online format, as are the other concentrations of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program.  A subtle difference does exist within the Wellness Coaching concentration though as students will be required in two courses (PRF 714 and PRF 754) to participate in a synchronous component via the telephone.  Wellcoaches® provides education the world over and is able to manage different time zones and associated matters.  These phone meetings will take place on a weekly basis throughout the semester.  In the event a student is unable to attend one of the weekly sessions, the sessions will be archived for future use.  All students will have continued access to the archived sessions as well.

The exercise science and health promotion online program can be completed in 12 consecutive months attending full-time or 17 consecutive months attending part-time.

If you have additional questions about the program, please email us directly at wellcoach@calu.edu

Full-Time Course Sequence:

Part-Time Course Sequence:

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.

Get a description of each of Cal U's wellness coaching courses from our Course Catalog here.

Core Courses24 Credits

PRF 700Orientation to Exercise Science and Wellness3
PRF 701Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training3
PRF 705Industrial, Clinical, and Corporate Wellness3
PRF 715Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry3
PRF 720Essentials of Human Movement Science3
PRF 770Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
PRF 760Leadership and Professional Development3
PRF 765Nutrition for Peak Performance3

Wellness Coaching Concentration12 credits

PRF 714Health and Wellness Coaching Competencies3
PRF 754Health and Wellness Coaching - Facilitating Change3
PRF 784Current Topics in Wellness Coaching3
PRF 840Research in Health and Wellness Coaching3

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