Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-06
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: August 28, 2017
Date of Second Reading: September 25, 2017
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions– School of Nutrition and Health Promotion - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Health and Wellness Coach
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: This certificate program is directed toward current degree-seeking students and post baccalaureate students for the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification. This certificate provides students an opportunity to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (www.ichwc.org) to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach while offering support for the academic development of different disciplines including: healthy lifestyle coaching,nutritional sciences, exercise sciences, nursing, and psychology among others. ASU already offers a Health Sciences degree with concentration in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching. Healthy Lifestyle Coaching is a popular concentration and to be able to provide those students an opportunity to be certified coaches, 40 hours of practice in coaching specific skills and knowledge are required. In creating a certificate, we are able to offer an additional course that would be able to support that need, and what is more, allow students from different fields and concentrations to be able to become certified coaches as well.