For health practitioners, having knowledge of treatment protocols is not enough. They must be able to inspire behavior change in their patients. For the treatment to be effective, patients must be empowered to implement therapeutic approaches in their lives.
In this course, you will learn about health coaching, which is an effective method for helping patients change their behaviors. Health coaching uses a blend of evidence-based strategies, interventions and communication to actively and safely engage patients. You will learn the core components of health coaching that can be applied to patient care, such as positive psychology, motivation, establishing trust and goal setting.
Individual course: $199
Course duration: 3 weeks
Time commitment: 5-10 hours each week
Experience level: Introductory
Learning partner: Doane University
Course type: Self-paced on your time
Subjects: Health, safety, medicine, and social sciences
How to effectively motivate and coach your patients
The health coaching process, from establishing trust, setting goals, and conducting a coaching session
About Doane University
Doane University is the first private, liberal arts institution in Nebraska, nestled on an idyllic 300 acre “English Cottage” style Osterhout Arboretum. Established in 1872, Doane University embraces our founder’s spirit to immerse each student in knowledge that represents only the very best of what has been written, thought, spoken or performed throughout the ages.
At the heart of the University is our commitment to academic excellence, inquiry and making an impact to better serve people, communities and society. Doane is known for its strong and distinctive undergraduate programs in the natural and applied sciences, teacher education, liberal arts and business along with outstanding regional and national performing arts groups. Doane was named the No. 1 school in Nebraska back-to-back years (2014 and 2015) in Money.com’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings and is also recognized for its convenient, affordable, flexible continuing education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in its College of Professional Studies and College of Education.
Today Doane University provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in the 21st century. We instill in students a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that gives them the confidence to not only get jobs, but create them within a diverse global community. We do this through emphasizing critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, expanding opportunities for international study and exchange, prioritizing the use of advanced technologies for online teaching and learning, increasing flexibility by unbundling degree programs, broadening interaction with business and industry to ensure relevance, and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability by promoting human health and environmental stewardship.