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Become a Wellness Coach

* Applications are now closed *

Please complete the following survey if you are interested in becoming a Wellness Coach: Interest Form

Students and staff interested in becoming a Wellness Coach must participate in the Wellness Coach Training (WCT). The WCT is a semester-long course, which is held each spring. WCT is designed to enhance helping skills, wellness knowledge and prepare those interested to be effective Wellness Coaches. 

Wellness Coaches meet one-on-one with students to help increase their ability to create the life they want to live, both now and in the future. Wellness Coaches take a positive approach to personal development, focusing on strengths and using the Nine Dimensions of Wellness as a framework for generating individualized, meaningful goals. 

Next Wellness Coach Training

  • Spring 2022

Application Timeline

  • September 13, 2021: Application opens at noon
  • October 20, 2021: Application closes at midnight
  • October 28, 2021: Notification of interview status
  • November 4-15, 2021: Interviews
  • November 20, 2021: Notification of final decision by 5pm

Wellness Coach Requirements

  • Must be affiliated with The Ohio State University (student, staff, or faculty)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for educating and helping others
  • Previous coaching experience is not necessary

Wellness Coach Expectations

  • Commit to coaching for at least two semesters after completing training
  • Coach a minimum of three hours (three sessions) a week once fully trained
  • Be available for a monthly, group supervision meeting
  • Be available for a monthly, one-on-one supervision meeting
  • Attend additional ongoing trainings throughout the semester


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