Program Description

When it comes to making lifestyle changes, information alone is not enough. Health Coaching uses a system designed to train individuals to be practical guides and partners for those learning to adopt new behaviors. The Loma Linda University School of Public Health Certificate Health and Wellness Coaching is an online three-course program designed to prepare individuals to guide and support others as they work towards their behavior change goals.

The 9 units earned in your certificate can be used toward an MPH degree in Health Education and Wellness Coaching. Integrating health education and wellness coaching courses provides you with a combination of cutting-edge skills in health and wellness, health education, health coaching, and whole-person care. Click on the button below if you are interested in learning more about the Master's in Public Health program in Health Education and Wellness coaching!

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Program Length

Two academic terms:
  • Spring
  • Summer

Possible Careers

Health and wellness coach

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Summer of 2024 Aug 16, 2023 Sep 1, 2024
Autumn of 2024 Aug 16, 2023 Sep 1, 2024
Winter of 2025 Aug 16, 2023 Jan 6, 2025
Spring of 2025 Aug 16, 2024 Mar 28, 2025

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcript documenting awarded degree. To be official, the transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Loma Linda University.
Integrating faith and health
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2023-2024

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Tuition & Fees $3,150
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $7,200
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $11,520
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $12,120
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $4,320
  • Off Campus
  • $11,520
    Transportation Allowance 0
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 0
    Federal Student Loan Fees 0
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.