Health Coaching Certificate Program Debuts

The Vanderbilt University Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Service have come together to sponsor a new health coaching certificate program that teaches health care providers how to partner with patients, help set realistic health goals and provide support along the way.

The 28-week program is open to applicants with a degree in a health care field, such as registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists. It is offered in the convenient modified distance learning format, off-campus and asynchronous, with two on-campus intensives. The course of study features 19 education modules in areas including patient-centered approaches, behavior change and theory application, disease-specific coaching and positive psychology and mindfulness.

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