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Note: Beginning in 2015, the Wellness Coach Training course will no longer be offered through Mayo School of Health Sciences, but will become one of the separate trainings administered through the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center Education Program. The move of the course away from Mayo School of Health Sciences means that the three graduate credits will not be available to students who enroll in the course. The curriculum and content will remain the same, and the only change is that graduate credits will not be offered.

If you are currently enrolled in the courses beginning in January or April and you wish to stay enrolled in the course, your enrollment is secure and you do not need to contact us. If you wish to withdraw from the course, you are required to provide a written notification via email to If you choose to withdraw due to this change, you will receive a full tuition refund. Notification must be received by Sept. 30, 2014.


To be eligible to apply for Wellness Coach Training, you must have a bachelor's degree. A person who holds an associate degree with a current health-related licensure (such as a nurse, respiratory therapist or dental hygienist) may also be eligible.

International applicants

U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to Wellness Coach Training.

Admissions policy

Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of Mayo School of Health Sciences programs is to graduate the best health care practitioners. Further, Mayo School of Health Sciences must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions.

Therefore, admission to educational programs is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. 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
  • Empathy
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings

You 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 initiate 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 demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.

Applicants are judged not only on scholastic accomplishments but also on physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum and to graduate as skilled and effective practitioners, with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of students and patients, each Mayo School of Health Sciences program will establish minimum standards deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.

Admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the program director.

Student responsibilities

Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

Equal opportunity

Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran status.

  • Sep 18, 2014
  • ART549315