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School of Continuing Studies

XMED-526 - Health & Wellness Subject Matter Knowledge Integration

Jan 9—10, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1190
USD 595 per day
Jun 25—26, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1190
USD 595 per day

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This course focuses on the intersection of health and wellness and coaching. Students will integrate the current guidelines and evidenced-based recommendations in areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and lifestyle medicine with their developing coaching skills. Students will explore case studies in these areas in order to facilitate various topics that may arise in a coaching conversation.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Utilize coaching techniques useful for sustaining behavioral habit change, including smoking cessation, nutritional challenges, sleep disturbances, stress/anxiety levels, and physical activity
  • Apply coaching skills useful for clients managing chronic disease including diabetes, heart health, COPD, obesity, and cancer


Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC, partners with individuals, teams and healthcare organizations to unlock new thinking and create courageous steps forward to achieve their desired healthy outcomes. Petra is a development-oriented coach, facilitator and systems thinker. As a well-published cancer research...
Jen Wood, MA, ACC, combines her skills as a Health & Wellness Coach and Nutritionist with her experience as a Leadership Coach to help women leaders discover the right combination of nutrition, lifestyle and mindset practices so they can show up in life and work as the best version of themsel...