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Become A Wellness Coach

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Working As A Wellness Coach

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Wellness Coach Do At Accenture

* Conduct 1x1 coaching sessions with personnel
* Facilitate monthly Group Sessions around mental health awareness topics
* Conduct resiliency training for personnel during on boarding and refresher trainings
* Conduct wellness assessment throughout an agents tenure with the program
* Prepare monthly reports
* Attend standing meetings with managements
* Must be available to work alternate shifts

What Does A Wellness Coach Do At JBS USA

* Work at employer site as on-site health coach for employees with chronic conditions
* Conduct employee screenings in both English and Spanish for various health risks
* Conduct employee assessments in both English and Spanish of health status, health engagement and health risks
* Develop patient-centered treatment plans with employees, provide education materials and ensure quality, cost effective care recommendations
* Evaluate effectiveness of care plan and progress made by employee
* Engage employees in skill-building, goal-setting, resiliency-building, and healthy living skills
* Coordinate care with the clinical care team at off-site clinic
* Chart interventions and employee progress in case management system and Excel spreadsheets
* Coordinate care with Case management and Utilization Management staff
* Collaborate with employees and physicians to formulate an optimal plan of care that meets all of the medical, psychosocial and financial needs of the employee

What Does A Wellness Coach Do At Highmark Health

* Conducts member-focused interviews and coaching with moderate risk individuals through pre-defined lifestyle interventions as identified primarily by health risk assessment (HRA) and biometric screening data.
* Utilizes motivational interviewing skills to reduce ambivalence and clarify goals and support coaching timeframes and support processes driven by need, interest and readiness of the member.
* Provide member coaching in a variety of settings (i.e. telephonic, onsite, virtual).
* Other duties as assigned or requested

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How To Become A Wellness Coach

Coaches and scouts typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must also have extensive knowledge of the sport. Coaches typically gain this knowledge through their own experiences playing the sport at some level. Although previous playing experience may be beneficial, it is not required for most scouting jobs.


College and professional coaches must usually have a bachelor’s degree. This degree can typically be in any subject. However, some coaches may decide to study exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, and sports medicine.

High schools typically hire teachers or administrators at the school for most coaching jobs. If no suitable teacher is found, schools hire a qualified candidate from outside the school. For more information on education requirements for teachers, see the profile on high school teachers.

Scouts must also typically have a bachelor’s degree. Some scouts decide to get a degree in business, marketing, sales, or sports management.

Other Experience

College and professional coaching jobs also typically require experience playing the sport at some level.

Scouting jobs typically do not require experience playing a sport at the college or professional level, but it can be beneficial. Employers look for applicants with a passion for sports and an ability to spot young players who have exceptional athletic ability and skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most state high school athletic associations require coaches to be certified or at least complete mandatory education courses.

Certification often requires coaches to be a minimum age (at least 18 years old) and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Some states also require coaches to attend classes related to sports safety and coaching fundamentals prior to becoming certified. For information of specific state coaching requirements, contact the state’s high school athletic association or visit the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Although most public high school coaches need to meet these state requirements in order to become a coach, certification may not be required for coaching and sports instructor jobs in private schools.

Some schools may require coaches to have a teaching license and complete a background check.

Certification requirements for college coaching positions also vary.

Additional certification may be highly desirable or even required in order to become an instructor in scuba diving, tennis, golf, karate, or other individual sports. There are many certifying organizations specific to the various sports, and their requirements vary.

Part-time workers and those in smaller facilities or youth leagues are less likely to need formal education or training and may not need certification.


To reach the ranks of professional coaches, a candidate usually needs years of coaching experience and a winning record at a college. Some coaches may not have previous coaching experience but are nevertheless hired at the professional level due to their success as an athlete in that sport.

Some college coaches begin their careers as graduate assistants or assistant coaches to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a head coach. Large schools and colleges that compete at the highest levels require a head coach with substantial experience at another school or as an assistant coach.

Other college coaches may start out as high school coaches before moving up to the collegiate level.

Scouts may begin working as talent spotters in a particular area or region. They typically advance to become supervising scouts responsible for a whole territory or region.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Because coaches instruct, organize, and motivate athletes, they must have excellent communication skills. They must effectively communicate proper techniques, strategies, and rules of the sport so every player on the team understands.

Decisionmaking skills. Coaches must choose the appropriate players to use at a given position at a given time during a game and know the proper time to utilize game-managing tools such as timeouts. Coaches and scouts also must be very selective when recruiting players from lower levels of athletics.

Dedication. Coaches must attend daily practices and assist their team and individual athletes in improving their skills and physical conditioning. Coaches must be dedicated to their sport, as it often takes years to become successful.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to relate to athletes helps coaches and scouts foster positive relationships with their current players and recruit potential players.

Leadership skills. Coaches must demonstrate good leadership skills to get the most out of athletes. They also must be able to motivate, develop, and direct young athletes.

Resourcefulness. Coaches must find a strategy and develop a game plan that yields the best chances for winning. Coaches often need to create original plays or formations that provide a competitive advantage and confuse opponents.

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Wellness Coach Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Swedish

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Braille

  • Romanian

  • Japanese

  • Tahitian

  • Norwegian

  • Polish

  • Russian

  • Sanskrit

  • Croatian

  • Korean

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Real Wellness Coach Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Health and Wellness Coach KPF Consulting, LLC New York, NY Dec 09, 2016 $40,000
Health and Wellness Coach KPF Consulting, LLC New York, NY Sep 12, 2013 $40,000
Health and Wellness Coach KPF Consulting, LLC New York, NY Apr 01, 2015 $39,653
Wellness Coach Services for The Underserved Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2011 $35,000
Wellness Coach Services for The Underserved Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $35,000

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Top Skills for A Wellness Coach


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Top Wellness Coach Skills

  1. Weight Loss Goals
  2. Wellness Programs
  3. Strength Training
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored client progress towards weight loss goals, and suggested changes in program and food options for increased success.
  • Provide wellness coaching to individual members, through their employers wellness programs.
  • Educated and supported members in the beginning stages of their exercise program Facilitated aerobic classes focusing on cardiovascular exercises and strength training
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in rolling with resistance and troubleshooting complaints before they happen.
  • Assist clients with emotional wellness and stress management through promoting physical fitness and general supportive techniques.

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