Health and Wellness Coaching – LIFC 301

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An examination and analysis of professional coaching applications that serve health and wellness concerns. The course covers health and wellness from a Christian worldview with special attention given to a biblical foundation of health and wellness coaching.

Prerequisite

PSYC 101 or PSYC 10

Rationale

Professional life coaching has wellness as an orientation at its core. Life coaching works to develop the complete person and the physical aspect of a person that plays a role in the overall growth of a person. This aspect of coaching includes educating people on the importance and the benefits of developing a healthy lifestyle. It also includes the development of skills to maintain a well-balanced life. This course works to equip students with the basic foundations of health and wellness coaching from a biblical perspective.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the physical benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Identify the key psychological factors of weight management.
  3. Construct a biblical worldview of health and wellness.
  4. Discuss the physical and psychological factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  5. Develop a wellness strategy for life coaching.
  6. Recognize key differences in men and women’s health.
  7. Discuss the effects that stress play on one’s physical, spiritual, and emotional life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Class Introductions

The student will post a personal introduction to the class in an effort to build class community.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 Discussion Board Forums that specifically relate to weekly content. Each forum will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a thread in answer to the question provided, and 2) the student will then post replies to at least 2 other classmates’ threads.

Blogs (4)

The student will complete 4 discussion board blogs that specifically relate to weekly content. Each blog will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a blog, and 2) the student will then post a reply to at least 2 other classmates’ blogs.

Exams (2)

The student will complete 2 exams that are cumulative and cover the material presented in the video lectures and lecture notes. Each exam is open-book/open-notes and comprised of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Each exam must be completed in one sitting where you are provided with 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete each exam. Once the exam is opened, it must be completed; it cannot be saved and resumed at a later time.