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Overview

A Health Coach is someone who educates and mentors individuals, or small groups, to improve their health behaviors. This is not a national certification program, but an academic certificate.

The Health Coach undergraduate certificate from Kansas State University aims to provide specific training to individuals seeking to begin a career as a health coach. Health coaches educate and mentor individuals, or small groups, to improve their health behaviors.

The program is designed to be completed by those with an academic interest in nutrition and health, as well as those in other health or pre-health tracks.

Careers

Health coaches work in the following industries and settings:

  • Medical offices and clinics
  • Large and small businesses
  • Insurance companies
  • Community centers
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Holistic and other health promotion centers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are still accepted after the priority date, but scholarship/award offers are then only made pending the availability of unawarded funds.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits

    15-16

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Personal Wellness 
  • Nutritional Assessment 
  • Counseling Strategies in Dietetic Practice 
  • General Psychology 
  • Practicum in Human Nutrition 
  • Science of Food
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements for high school graduates 21 or older

If you graduated from an accredited high school and are 21 or older, you must:

  • Submit a final high school transcript or GED scores to the Office of Admissions
  • Request official transcripts for any college or university coursework attempted be sent to the Office of Admissions (contact information below)

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    436 USD/credit
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  • National

    436 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 436 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    436 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 436 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

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