Melissa Francik, MS, RDN, CD, registered dietitian nutritionist at Pullman Regional Hospital, recently earned the distinction of Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Wellcoaches School of Coaching. The school is endorses by The American College of Sports Medicine and is among a selective number of organizations in the nation that has been approved for national coaching certification in 2017.
The 12 month program includes home study materials, one week in-person training, submission of personal wellness vision and goals, a written exam, oral practical skills assessment with a trained Wellcoach and working with three practice clients and submitting data for three months. Wellcoaches emphasizes positive psychology and appreciative inquiry techniques for coaching and is used in the Healthy Steps Together weight management classes held at Pullman Regional Hospital. Read more about Healthy Steps Together at http://www.pullmanregional.org/innovation-features.