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Apply to the Health Coaching Certificate Program

Thank you for considering William James College. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential "fit" with our programs and fields of study.

In the links below you will find application information to the Certificate in Health Coaching program. Transcripts and official test scores should be sent to the Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.


To qualify for admission an applicant must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or its equivalent) and then obtained a license in an eligible healthcare profession.

To be eligible for admission applicants must hold a current license in one of the following professions: Psychologist, Social Work, Mental Health Counselor, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Registered Dietician/Nutritionist.

Please note that all students are required to sign an agreement that they will use their health coaching skills only within the scope of practice described by their Board of Registration.

How to Apply

Click here for a Print (PDF) Application and instructions for submission.  All materials should be mailed in one packet to William James College, Admissions Office, Health Coaching Program, One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459. Only complete and signed applications will be considered.

International Applicants

An international applicant, that is, neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the U.S., must meet our regular admission requirements, as well as those listed below.

If written in a foreign language, all transcripts and other documents must be accompanied by an official English translation and certification of equivalency to the American education system. Bachelor degrees that are three years in length will not be recognized as equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor degree by William James College. You can have both, the translation and equivalence certified by the World Education Service (WES). For detailed information visit

Applicants who are non-native speakers of English and have not taken the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please note: the GRE is required of all applicants to the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology PsyD Program. Applicants to other programs are encouraged to submit GRE scores to enhance their application.

Please be aware that online and blended (hybrid) programs do NOT support Student visas.

Application Materials
  • A $60 application fee (non-refundable). On the electronic application it is paid online before submission.
  • A completed application form
  • A professional letter of recommendation from a work supervisor
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Application Essay
  • Official transcript(s)
Deadlines for Admissions

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Click here for program's academic information.
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Letter(s) of recommendation are required from people who are able to attest to your personal qualities, such as: professional; academic; intellectual; motivational; interpersonal; and emotional. References should not be provided by family members, friends, or others who don't know you in either a professional or academic context.

The electronic recommendation form is required and although a supplemental letter is optional it is strongly recommended. Both, the recommendation form and letter must be submitted electronically through your online application account.

Curriculum Vitae
Please attach a current CV or résumé which includes the following: educational background; current activity; length and description of employment and/or training experiences; hours per week at each job or training site; names of supervisors at each facility; workshops and seminars attended; and any other professionally-related material (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). You may also include any extracurricular activities or interests that you deem relevant.
Application Essay

When composing your essay, please use a traditional font, one-inch margins and double line spacing on a letter size document.

Please provide a one-page statement explaining your interest in this program and how you plan to utilize the training in your professional life.

Official Transcripts

Please request an official academic transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have attended. Transcripts should be sent directly to William James College from the issuing registrar's office. We recommend that you request these documents as soon as you decide to apply for admission and to allow at least ten business days for the issuing registrar to process your request. If you have completed a semester abroad and these corresponding courses do not appear on your home institution's transcript with a letter grade, then you must provide a separate transcript for this period of study.

All transcripts must be addressed to:

William James College
Office of Admissions
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

To arrive at William James College on or before the set deadline. Post marked on the deadline date is not acceptable.

All applicants who have attended a non-US institution of higher learning must provide an official translation and equivalency to US Higher Education of their academic record. William James College recommends that applicants contact World Education Services to request this service. For more information, please visit

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