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15 hours self-paced classes over 13 modules

Registration Fee: $250.00 (if not bundled into the Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification path)

These modules will provide participants with a "Whole Person" view of health and wellbeing and the types of lifestyle behaviors help prevent onset of lifestyle diseases and conditions and support people living health fullfilling lives.  Participants will also gain a basic understanding of common chronic diseases and conditions, the causes and treatment of these diseases and conditions and what unhealthy behaviors increase the risk.

Wellness and Well-being

  • Definitions
  • Travis’ Illness Wellness Continuum
  • Healthy People 2020

Blood pressure and hypertension

  • Understanding blood pressure basics
  • Signs and symptoms of hypertension, Effects of hypertension
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Controlling blood pressure
  • Risk factors for hypertension


  • Definitions, People at risk
  • Symptoms
  • Preventing Diabetes
  • Diagnosing Diabetes
  • Treatment of Diabetes


  • Causes and consequences
  • BMI and Waist circumference
  • Abdominal obesity

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Risk factors


  • Stroke basics
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors for stroke

Metabolic syndrome, arthritis and inflammation

  • Definition
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Risk factors
  • Fibromyalgia


  • Types of cholesterol
  • Measuring cholesterol
  • Knowing your risk

Optimal nutrition and hydration

  • Nutrition and weight status
  • My Plate and Harvard Healthy Eating Plate
  • Diet comparison
  • Recommended diets for different medical conditions
  • Hydration

Physical Activity

  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Physical activity guidelines
    • Health and Human Services
    • ACSM
    • Tracking physical activity


  • Overview of healthy sleep
  • Common sleep disorders
  • Sleep and chronic disease
  • Sleep hygiene

Mental Health

  • Definition
  • Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders

Social determinants of mental health including social isolation

  • Stress
  • How stress affects the body
  • Coping with stress
  • Relaxation techniques

Tobacco and Alcohol Use

  • Overview of tobacco use
  • Effects on health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Overview of substance abuse
  • Alcohol
  • Prescription Opioids

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