This training is designed to be a graduate-level course, and participants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree. An exception may be made for applicants who have an associate's degree with a current health-related licensure (such as a nurse, respiratory therapist or dental hygienist). Participants must mail or fax a copy of their current licensure, and provide official transcripts for their highest degree. These transcripts must be translated into English if the original is in another language.
Today's allied health education requires that scientific knowledge be accompanied by professional attitudes, skills and behaviors. The goal of training programs within the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center is to graduate the best health care practitioners and ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy.
Applicants should possess the following general qualities at all times:
- Critical thinking
- Sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Professional and ethical conduct
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
Participants must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should address their request with the program director.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must be able to demonstrate objective competency in English to participate fully in the online discussion assignments and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.
All Live Distance portions of the course will be taught in Central Standard Time. Efforts will be made to consider participants' international time zones in assembling peer coaching groups. However, international participants may find that certain elements of the course that must happen in "real time" are made very inconvenient because of time differences.
Technical requirements and support
The course is delivered online via Blackboard Learn, an online learning management system. For the most up-to-date technical requirements and support, visit Blackboard Student Resources.
Learners who withdraw from the Wellness Coach Training Program must initiate the process with their program director, and must provide written notice of withdrawal.
Tuition/Fee Refund Policy
- For withdrawals made more than 14 days prior to the start of the course or program, a refund will be made less an administration fee of $75.
- For withdrawals made within 14 days of the first day of the course or program, no refund will be made.
- Note: Attendance of Session 3 Onsite is mandatory and no refund will be made due to non-attendance of Session 3.
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