Graduate Programs

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Health Coaching: Certificate


The graduate certificate in health coaching at the University of Delaware 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. Program 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 specializing in health coaching to enhance their academic and professional experience. Students have worked toward the graduate certificate while pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree. Students have also enrolled in this graduate certificate program solely for the purpose of personal and professional development. All students must achieve a cumulative 3.0 (B) grade point average in each graduate certificate course in order to receive the graduate certificate.

Courses in the graduate certificate in health coaching program are offered on campus, face-to-face, in late afternoons and/or early evenings to accommodate working professionals and students in other programs.

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification Exam.


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.