Graduate Programs

A clinical health coach in conversation with a client.

Health Coaching: Certificate


The graduate certificate in clinical health coaching provides students and professionals working in healthcare with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive behavior change to promote health and reduce chronic disease risk and experience. Specifically, training serves to develop health coaching skills that will:

  • Help people clarify their health goals and implement and sustain behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes that are conducive to optimal health.
  • Guide people in their self-care and health-maintenance activities.
  • Assist people in reducing the negative impact made on their lives by chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

This graduate certificate program allows students to take courses (15 credit hours) specializing in health coaching to enhance their academic and professional experience. Students may work toward a graduate certificate in addition to pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, or students may enroll in this stand-alone graduate certificate program for the purpose of personal and professional development.


Application Deadlines


July 1: Final deadline to apply
* International applicants are not eligible to obtain a U.S. student visa solely with an acceptance to a UD graduate certificate program. Certificates may be added by full-time matriculated graduate students.

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

Tuition Credit


Due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for the Health Coaching Certificate program is $688/credit. Please contact the department for more information.