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Interdisciplinary Wellness Coaching Minor (IWCM)


Wellness Coaching is an emerging profession that has roots in applied behavioral science and adult development, and more recently has embraced positive psychology. Behavioral scientists have shown that one-on-one coaching is among the most effective approaches to helping people make and sustain improvements in their lives.

The relationship between a coach and client offers a profound level of support, guidance, and encouragement to making changes, without being judgmental. A coach enables change by focusing on a client's stated needs, values, vision, and goals and helping to bring out his/her personal best. (Per the International Coaching Federation (ICF) website).

The culminating experience of the Wellness Coaching Internship pulls together all of the knowledge of the minor and gives the intern the opportunity to practice wellness coaching with real-life clients and reflect on this experience.  We are interdisciplinary - doing together what none of us can do separately.

Paula Kommor, MEd, CPA
Interdisciplinary Wellness Coaching Minor Chair

Program Objectives

  • Develop International Coaching Federation (ICF) core coaching competencies.
  • Practice and refine wellness coaching skills using best practice standards incorporating evidence-based research.
  • Prepare for the Wellcoaches/ACSMĀ® course and certification
  • Increase marketable skill sets and competitive edge to meet workplace demands.


  • UofL's Interdisciplinary Wellness Coaching Minor was featured in the October 2011 edition of the Wellcoaches Newsletter. View the excerpt. [JPG]

Download the Wellness Coaching flyer [PDF]

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