In accordance with University of Delaware academic policy, matriculated undergraduate students may take 600 level courses as part of their undergraduate course requirements, and apply a maximum of 9 credit hours toward the certificate upon admittance into the program, the only exception being HLPR 664 which can only be completed after all other course work in the program is successfully completed.
Upon completion of the 12 credit hours of didactic course work and the 3 credit hour practicum students must take a qualifying exam to receive a certificate of completion. The exam format involves a 45 to 60 min coaching session with a standardized patient under the observation of three health coaching program faculty. Students will be assessed based on the competencies outlined for the program for individual coaching sessions. Successful completion of the exam is based upon the majority of faculty deeming the student competent in each of the competency areas. In the case where two faculty members fail the student, the student will have opportunity to discuss the areas of deficiency with the faculty assessors, and will be provided recommendations for improvement and further study/practice. Students may retake the exam one time within four weeks of their initial test date. If the student fails the exam a second time, they are dropped from the program and do not receive a certificate.