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During the spring semester of Health Coaches, students are assigned a chronically ill individual to visit, call and assist with setting and achieving health goals. After the initial patient visit and introduction by a healthcare professional, students spend 1-2 hours a week alone with their patient, talking about and implementing changes that will benefit their health. Most class periods are dedicated to clinical conferences, where students present their patients’ health challenges and current goals. Other professionals on the healthcare team will be present to share ideas that have worked with previous patients and offer support. Other class periods will focus on disease conditions affecting the health coach client population including substance abuse, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and behavioral changes that effectively manage these challenges. Instructor permission required.  BIO 304 is required as a prerequisite course.

Jane Kring
Spring 2024
Course Code:
BIOL 305