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Postgraduate taught module

Health Coaching and Behaviour Change

Students will develop an understanding of the principles of health coaching, apply them, and reflect on these experiences as a means of fostering sustainable and patient-led behaviour change.

York campus

  • Module Code – MPH301
  • Level and Credits – Level M, 30 Credits
  • Start date – January 2020
  • Facilitators - Rachel Martin

Course Fees

    £833 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

Module outline

Health and Social Care is experiencing a significant shift towards enabling service-users to take more responsibility for the design and implementation of treatment programmes. This is particularly the case of those with long-term conditions.

This module addresses this issue by introducing students to the theory and practice of Health Coaching, and critically appraising its application in context of long-term conditions.

Course dates

  • 29 January 2020
  • 05 February 2020
  • 19 February 2020
  • 11 March 2020
  • 22 April 2020

Learning outcomes

  • Critically appraise the theory of Health Coaching
  • Critically evaluate Health Coaching interventions in the context of professional practice
  • Critically reflect on the implementation of Health Coaching interventions in their own professional practice.


  • 100% reflective portfolio (5,000 words)

Who should attend?

The professional group attracted to these courses include a wide range of professions from across the health and social care field, including: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Care Workers, a range of Allied Health Professionals, Medical Staff and Podiatrists.

Further study

This module can be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of the following programmes:

  • MSc Promoting Health in Long Term Conditions
  • PG Cert Health Coaching and Behaviour Change  

We offer individual postgraduate modules to meet your particular CPD needs or as the beginning of your postgraduate journey to a PG Cert or MSc. Evaluating Evidence and Effecting Change is an excellent place to start, enabling you to follow the evidence based practice approach to critique evidence and apply your findings to improve your practice or service. Other modules enable you to develop as a leader or transform your practice through the application of a health coaching approach.

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