The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, between 2014 and 2024, professional positions in Health Education will increase by 13%, which is considered above average increase in job opportunities. Increasingly, health education services are delivered via coaching, which is evidenced in the number of coaching jobs that are currently advertised.
In the southern NJ region, many health-care institutions are now hiring coaches specifically, using job titles such as Health Coach, Population Health Coach, and Wellness Coach. These institutions include Cooper Health System, Inspira Health System, Kennedy Health System, Capital Health System, Meridian Health System, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, and United Health Group. Other area organizations that hire wellness coaches include Independence Blue Cross and Blue Shield and several YMCAs in NJ. The International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) is a volunteer-driven organization with a 15-year history of researching best-practices in wellness coaching and working to establish a national standard of practice for wellness coaches. In 2016, the ICHWC partnered with the National Board of Medical Examiners to establish a National Board Certification for Health and Wellness Coaches, which produced its first cohort of certified coaches in June 2017. This certification promises to become the expected qualification for professional wellness coaches in the future. The ICHWC offers formal program acknowledgement to academic preparation programs which meet its standards. Graduates of Acknowledged programs are qualified to sit for the national certification exam upon graduation. The COGS in Wellness Coaching is in the process of becoming an Acknowledged program through the ICHWC, which will allow graduates of the COGS in Wellness Coaching to sit for the national credentialing exam.
The COGS in Wellness Coaching may be completed within the required 30 credits of the MA in Wellness and Lifestyle Management program. Students may earn both the MA in Wellness and Lifestyle Management and the COGS in Wellness Coaching within the required 30 semester hours.
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Wellness Coaching is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses).
The following courses make up the Certificate of Graduate Study in Wellness Coaching program.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the Wellness Coaching Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Fall 2019 – Module 1
Spring 2020 – Module 3
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2018/2019 and is subject to change.