Health and Wellness Coaching – LIFC 601

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

Course Description

This course serves as a further exploration of an aspect of professional coaching that includes wellness. This course will examine health and wellness from a Christian perspective with special attention given to a biblical foundation of health and wellness coaching.




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 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 plays on one’s physical, spiritual, and emotional life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings. Presentatios, 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.

Discussion Board Forums (8)

The student will complete 8 Discussion Board Forums that specifically relate to weekly content. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be a minimum of 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads in week 2 through 8. Each reply must be a minimum of 100 words.

4-MAT Book Reviews

The student will complete 2 4-MAT book reviews with one over the Travis and Ryan text and the other one over the Arloski text. The 4-MAT book reviews must be 4–5 full pages and include the following 3 sections: overview/summary of author's key points, personal response, and application to the student as a life coach. The paper must be written/formatted in current APA style.

Mid-term and Final Exams

The student will complete 2 exams, a Mid-term Exam and a Final Exam, that are cumulative and cover the material presented in the video presentations and lecture notes. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.