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Three University of Minnesota Health Coaching Students Present Capstone Projects

May 9, 2018
Three health coaches gather after presenting their Capstone Projects at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing

Three University of Minnesota integrative health and wellbeing coaching students presented their final capstone projects on May 6, 2018. The health coaching program, which is offered by the University’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, requires that students complete a professional case report as a capstone project to earn a master of arts degree in integrative health and wellbeing coaching.

“Each semester, graduating students select an individual or group coaching case that moved them and advanced their understanding of the field and of the coaching process, and they write a professional case report in a manuscript form structured for a professional journal of their choosing.” said Karen Lawson, MD, NBC-HWC, director of the health coaching program. “As well as developing as excellent health coaches, our graduates are educated to become potential leaders, innovators, and educators in the rapidly evolving and maturing field of integrative health coaching. Its exciting to welcome each of them as new colleagues.”

Student presentations included:

  • Stress to Self-Compassion: An Integrative Health Coaching Case Study by Brittany L. Haga
  • A Case Report of Group Health Coaching: Catalyzing Wellbeing through Social Connection by Stephanie L. Wagner
  • The Coach’s Takeaway: A Case Report of a Coach’s Growth by Laurette Spillum-Sebastienne

Graduates of the health coaching program will work in a multitude of practice settings, including hospitals, clinics, health educational facilities, community centers, senior living centers, fitness venues, corporations, schools, and private practice.

Are you interested in becoming a health coach? Learn more.


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