Personal Statement : Health Coaches

845 WordsMay 27, 20164 Pages
I’m still not 100% what I want to do after obtaining my degree, but a Health Coach is something I have strong interest in. A Health Coach helps clients to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. Many of their duties include, assessing a client’s current health conditions, developing goals, providing counseling services, treatment meals, health screening and tracking client’s progress. Health Coaches play a huge role in a person’s life by being a positive and educational influence in their daily lives, and could save and prolong lives. Health coaches should receive a bachelor degree in a field related such as fitness, wellness, nursing or nutrition. A master’s degree is best and will provide students with more opportunities as well as to expand their education to be able to get more jobs and reach out to more people. Being certified is a wonderful way for professionals to demonstrate their skills and abilities; there are many associations available such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC). Some certification requires people to meet different criteria to qualify. Health Coaches just like any other profession, require a certain skill set. People who choose this field should have or work on developing the following skills - Analytical skills, such as the ability to visualize and articulate. Instructional skills, People skills, Problem-Solving skills and Writing Skills. It is very important that people who want to
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