CSPH 5713: Health Coaching for Health Professionals

This course is offered in remote online format during May term (Summer). Check the Schedule Builder for meeting dates and time offerings. This course is an approved 1Health IPE activity.

This course is for graduate students who have been admitted to the DNP-IHH track, students who are in the other UMN DNP tracks, or any healthcare professional or healthcare student who is interested in learning basic health coaching theory and technique.
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Course Description

This course will explore the basic tenets of 4 Pillars of Health Coaching model--self-awareness, mindful presence, authentic communication, and safe/sacred space. Students will learn to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change, respectfully collaborate with interdisciplinary health care providers and facilitate clients’ ability to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes. Consistent, nonjudgmental application of a holistic perspective of optimal health and wellbeing in patient encounters will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to see demonstrated and to practice applying tools and practices from motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, non-violent communication, and other authentic communication tools.

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Course Format
Semester Course Offered:
  • Summer
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CSPH 5713 Course Flyer (PDF)