Integrative Health Coach

Integrative Health Coach Extension Certificate

Blended (Classroom and Online)

Coach clients to develop and engage in healthy mindsets and behaviours. Using evidence-based theory and practices, assist them to improve their health and well-being through personal responsibility and self-motivation.

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  • Satisfy your passion for health promotion
  • Build your practice by advancing client support for your patients
  • Coach others to lead healthy lives

Program Format

  • Complete the 7 required courses and the Practicum (175 hours)
  • Each course consists of classroom hours, online hours and individual coaching sessions between instructor and student
  • Can be completed in a minimum of 1.5 years and up to a maximum of 3 years
  • The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Scheduling Notes

  • Individual Coaching sessions are scheduled by the instructor and student.
  • Mentor Coaching sessions are scheduled by the instructor and student.
  • Group Mentor Coaching sessions are scheduled by the instructor.
  • Peer Triad practice sessions are scheduled by the students.

The course tuition covers all the individual coaching, mentor coaching and group mentor coaching session hours that are required in the courses. Other coaching programs require students to find their own mentor coach and pay the coach directly, which can be a significant additional expense. In our program, the student remains in contact with their course instructor/coach to fulfill their individual, mentor and group mentor coaching requirements at no additional charge.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH COACH SCHEDULE
Required Courses Winter '18
(Jan. - April)
Spring '18
(May - June)
Fall '18
(Sept. - Dec.)
Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching •   
Integrative Healing Practices OL    
Relationship Coaching • 
Strategic Communications    
Direct Communications    
Client Learning and Transformation    
Business of Integrative Health Coaching   • 
Integrative Health Coaching Practicum  
OL = Online course. The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Required Courses

Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching
Gain an overview of the theory, principles and practices of integrative health coaching. Review the ethical guidelines and professional standards of the International Coaching Federation. Examine your core beliefs and personal communication style and begin to develop your coaching skills.
Note: This course is the prerequisite to all other courses in the certificate.
Format: Course consists of 16 classroom hours, 3 online hours and a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student).

Subject code: XIHL 10001 20 Hours. Fee: $699
CRN 30224 3 classes


Online
Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Jan. 21
Jan. 19 - Feb. 2
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon
 
Fri.,
Sat.,
Sun.
 

Integrative Healing Practices
Explore health trends and effective natural healing practices from around the world. Envision an integrative health care system for the future and examine the role of integrative health coaches.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching
Format: Course consists of 45 online hours.

Subject code: XIHL 10002 45 Hours. Fee: $799  
CRN 30225 Online Feb. 12 - April 30

Relationship Coaching
Learn to develop productive integrative health coaching relationships. Explore the coaching process and recognize how a clearly defined relationship between the coach and client is key to success.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching
Format: Course consists of 16 classroom hours, 3 online hours and a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student).

Subject code: XIHL 10003 20 Hours. Fee: $699
CRN 30918
3 classes


Online
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 25
Feb. 23 - March 9
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon
Fri.,
Sat.,
Sun.

Strategic Communications  
Focus on essential communication skills such as active listening, powerful questions, curiosity, metaphor, acknowledging, whole body communication, and the impact of intuition, body language, signals and tone.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching
Format: Course consists of 16 classroom hours, 3 online hours and a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student).

Subject code: XIHL 10004 20 Hours. Fee: $699 *Next offered Fall 2018

Direct Communications
Enhance your skills in direct communication. Learn respectful methods of interrupting and refocusing the conversation to support the client’s integrative health goals.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching, Strategic Communications
Format: Course consists of 15 classroom hours, 3 online hours, a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student), and a 1-hour Mentor Coaching session (between instructor and student).

Subject code: XIHL 10005 20 Hours. Fee: $799
CRN 90415 3 classes Nov. 17 - 18
Nov. 19
Nov. 17 - Dec. 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon
Fri. -  Sat.
Sun.

Client Learning and Transformation
Focus on integrative health coaching as a transformational journey for the client. Explore the change process, self-awareness, decision making, uncovering blocks and handling resistance. Co-create a plan of action for the client’s well-being.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching
Format: Course consists of 15 classroom hours, 3 online hours, a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student) and a 1-hour Mentor Coaching session (between instructor and student).

Subject code: XIHL 10006 20 Hours. Fee: $799
CRN 30292 3 classes


Online
March 23 - 24
March 25
March 23 - April 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon
Fri. - Sat.
Sun.

Business of Integrative Health Coaching
Be introduced to the business aspects of developing and building a professional integrative health coaching practice. Explore business planning, marketing and implementing integrative health coaching services.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Integrative Health Coaching

Subject code: XIHL 10007 10 Hours. Fee: $399
CRN 90311
1 class
Online
Dec. 9
Dec. 9 - 16
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat.

Integrative Health Coaching Practicum
Hone your skills through practical application. Instructor-led sessions alternate bi-weekly with peer practice sessions. Present a 30-hour coaching log of working with real clients.
Prerequisite: the previous 7 Integrative Health Coach courses
Format: Course consists of 11 hours of Group Mentor Coaching, a 1-hour Individual Coaching session (between instructor and student), and 4 hours of Mentor Coaching sessions (between instructor and student).
Students will also coordinate 6 Peer Triad practice sessions (2 hours each).
Final exam will consist of a 2-hour written exam and a 1.5-hour oral exam.

Subject code: XIHL 10008 20 Hours. Fee: $1,199
CRN 30986 Online
Oral Exam
March 12 - June 13
June 9

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat.

 

*Spring 2018 registration opens Monday, March 12, 2018
*Fall 2018 registration opens Monday, June 11, 2018
Dr. Heather Ray BSci, MSci, PhDSSDATA_CE_RAY

Dr. Heather Ray is a high-energy professor, speaker and integrative health coach specializing in physical and mental training for over 20 years. Heather’s multi-disciplinary training includes a PhD in Medicine; Health Research, a Master's degree in Exercise and Functional Physiology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. In addition to being a certified Exercise Physiologist and Reiki Master, Heather has also completed professional training in Mindfulness-Based Meditation for Stress Reduction and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

As a physical and mental trainer, and Associate Professor in the department of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University, Heather combines years of academic expertise and consulting experience to facilitate mind, body and spiritual transformations with her students, clients and audiences.


Larissa ThurlowSSDATA_CE_THURLOW
Larissa is a learning and development professional with a passion for wellness. She specializes in internal coaching, leadership development, employee engagement and culture building while ensuring that clients are looking at their lives in a holistic way and that without health and wellness, none of their other goals can be realized. She has dedicated herself to helping leaders look at and create meaning and wellness in their own lives and in their organizations, which results in healthy and motivated employees.

Larissa brought coaching to the Higher Education world in Doha, Qatar by designing a coaching program for leaders at all levels and has also worked in Japan, China, and Australia. Larissa’s mission is to help create meaning in people's work by connecting who they are to what they do.

She holds a Master’s of Distance Education (Athabasca University), an undergraduate degree in Anthropology (University of Victoria) a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (Royal Roads University), and is also trained in team coaching, leadership, team development, communication effectiveness, conflict resolution, and thinking styles as well as Appreciative Inquiry. Larissa holds a Level 3 Award in Workplace Coaching for Leaders and Managers from the Institute of Leadership and Management and the ICF ACC credential. Her PCC designation application is in process.


Joyce Sunada SSDATA_CE_SUNADA
Joyce Sunada is a graduate of the first MRU Integrative Health Coach Extension Certificate Cohort, completing the program in June 2014. She then started and continues to run her own business, Joyful Endeavours. Joyce is a Wellness Coach, Professional Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, providing Wellness Education for her clients.

Joyce believes each person is creative, whole and resourceful and capable of accomplishing what they truly desire. Her purpose is to inspire, empower and ignite individuals to live joyful and fulfilling lives.

Her professional background includes over 30 years experience as an educator, during that time she was a teacher, an administrator and a provincial leader who helped create and support healthy school communities.

As an educator and mom, Joyce put her own health and wellness on the back burner for many years. She definitely knows now the importance of prioritizing her well-being and the ripple effect it has on her family.

Sunada is adamant, “If you don’t take time for your wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness.” This revelation is the corner stone of her coaching practice, keynote messages and workshop presentations.

Joyce has three amazing daughters, an awesome son-in-law and lives in Calgary with her incredible husband, Guy.

"The IHC course was a definite "game changer" in my life. As a result of taking the course, I gained increased clarity of my own direction and started my own business. I consider myself a wellness coach and I assist individuals to take charge of their wellness through a facilitated process of self awareness, goal setting, action planning, personal responsibility and accountability! The program and incredible instructors provided a solid foundation for me to confidently and competently step into my new career." — Joyce Sunada, IHC student

 

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For information about this program:
cehealth@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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