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Wellness Coaching

Course Code: THRT 4905
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 2.0
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This experiential course introduces the theory and practice of coaching. Students will demonstrate the skills and qualities of a wellness coach as they create alliances with clients who are aiming to achieve high-level wellness and to manifest their full potential in life. Key concepts include: core coaching values and beliefs, essential wellness coaching concepts, skills and processes.

Course Content

Coaching Values in Practice

  • Views people as creative, resourceful and whole
  • Values excellence, realizing maximum human potential
  • Acts upon the principles of self-determination and self-efficacy

Coaching Concepts

  • Co-Active Coaching
  • Active collaboration, alliance between coach and client
  • Fulfillment, balance and process
  • Coaching specialties

Core Wellness Principles and Coaching

  • Illness/Wellness continuum
  • Tenets of wellness
  • Dimensions of wellness, wellness models
  • Lifestyle improvement model

Health Coaching Skills and Qualities

  • Establishing a relationship based upon authenticity and connection
  • Levels of listening
  • Empowerment skills
  • Challenge skills
  • Designing a partnership, collaborating to achieve optimal potential
  • Holding the client’s agenda and moving action forward
  • Designing your niche as a coach
  • Wellness mapping:  assessment, planning, support and evaluation

Methods of Instruction

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Role play coaching and feedback
  • Media

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Testing

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. apply core coaching values to the coaching process
  2. analyze essential coaching concepts
  3. apply core wellness principles to the coaching process
  4. apply wellness coaching skills and concepts.

course prerequisites

THRT 3504

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.