STEVENS POINT — A partnership between two national leaders in wellness will offer a new health certification program.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the National Wellness Institute are launching the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program this fall. It will be offered 100 percent online.

Health and wellness coaches guide individuals during their transformative journey of achieving lasting change and enhanced well-being. Coaches create and sustain health-behavior change by helping people overcome hurdles, surpass limitations and tap into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.

“Wellness is maturing, which requires new thinking and doing,” said Chuck Gillespie, CEO of the National Wellness Institute, in a news release. “The training program developed with UW-Stevens Point brings the highest incorporation of heath and holistic wellness together to bridge this opportunity to better connect health with all six dimensions of wellness–social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and occupational.”

The certificate program is convenient for adult learners, with competitive tuition, accelerated eight-week classes and the opportunity to complete the full program in as few as eight months. It is designed for professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who want to gain coaching skills to enhance their effectiveness or for a mid-career change.

To learn more about the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program or sign up for an online information session, visit

Photo courtesy UWSP. Assistant Professor Brian Krolczyk, director of the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program and a UW-Stevens Point alumnus, has 25 years of executive coaching experience.