Health Coaching and Human Performance

For Summer Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online  courses.  
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You’re passionate about health and fitness and want to take your passion and make it your career. As a health coach, you will educate clients and coach them to their peak performance. With a curriculum designed to increase health knowledge and empower students, you will learn to encourage others to adopt a healthy lifestyle and improve their quality of life.

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Getting Started: Summer Term 2021

March 15:  Financial Aid


May 3:  Application


May 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has a proven track record of preparing healthcare graduates for success. 
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies.
  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are industry-focused with real-world and classroom expertise.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.

Additional Information

Health Coaching and Human Performance
Type: Certificate of Professional Preparation
Major Code: HCHP-BC
CIP: 5553401030

Program Description

Program Admission

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2021
This course is designed for healthcare, public health and wellness professionals who desire to educate and support clients to achieve positive health goals through lifestyle changes and behavior modification. Topics will include the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices in nutrition, mindfulness and physical health. Coaching skills with a focus on the practical application of brief intervention and motivational interviewing skills is emphasized. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to develop, manage and sustain health and wellness programs while maintaining a supportive environment for behavior change.
This course provides an overview of medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic diseases, including issues of disability management.
This course focuses on the issues in exercise and fitness that each major age group encounters in society today. Students learn the unique challenges that senior adults, middle-aged and younger adults and children and adolescents are confronted with, as well as the sociological, psychological and economic factors that can impact favorable outcomes. Motivational strategies, techniques and plans for designing age-appropriate exercise and fitness programs will be discussed and practiced and current research in models of exercise and fitness programs in community and corporate-based settings will be studied and evaluated for effectiveness. This course will provide an anatomical foundation for the understanding and analysis of human movement.
This course will develop advanced strategies for independent fitness goals designed for lifetime health. Topics will include athletic performance development through a combination of skill, strength and balance training and understanding strategies for analyzing and improving athletic performance. This course will have an emphasis on sport-specific conditioning.
This course explores current dietary trends and examines the role geopolitical and economic forces have on our day-to-day food choices. The spectrum of popular diets and their advocates and critics will be discussed along with the current scientific research available for each. Students will reflect on the diversity of food choices, prohibitions and taboos that exist within our multicultural and multiethnic communities, with an eye toward increasing awareness and sensitivity. An emphasis will be placed on the health promotion theory and guidelines to optimize nutrition-related behaviors.
This unique elective course provides students an opportunity to study a specific area of nutrition that is not available in the current curriculum. Students will review the current literature and research in nutrition related to the selected topic. Topics may include a certain area of human nutrition that is not currently offered in the curriculum or emerging nutrition issues that affect the local community.

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This course focuses on the delivery of client-specific health education. An emphasis will be placed on assessing and delivering educational programs that include health, wellness, disease, disease prevention and quality of life. Students will learn to evaluate training methods, curriculum, objectives and educational experiences that will best serve diverse patient populations.
This course is designed for students who desire to become health coaches. Health coaches help individuals adopt achievable strategies that lead to behavior change, lifelong healthy eating and improved exercise habits. Topics include coaching for smoking cessation, stress management, weight loss and preventative care practices.

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This course provides instruction in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion of each, absorption, metabolism and sources of the nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. Emphasis is on the factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutritional status.
This course focuses on the scientific principles of normal nutrition, including specific nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism and nutritional requirements of different age groups. This course has a special focus on the application of nutrition principles to physical health. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary team approach to disease prevention and health restoration.
Total Credits: 24

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency .

Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.

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Tuition and Fees*


Seminole State
Tuition and Fees$1,799
Room and Board-0-
Books and Supplies$500
Total$2,299

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on 15 total credit hours for this program in the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 terms for in-state students. Book expenses are estimates and may vary by course. Lab fees and other fees that may assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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