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Health Coaching Interventions for the Older Adult

presented by Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC

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Financial: Karen Mueller receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Karen Mueller has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 54 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Health coaching has been shown to improve wellness outcomes for patients in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation. The skills of health coaching typically require practice and training beyond PT and OT entry-level education. This course will provide an overview of the scope of practice, training, and relational skills involved in successful health coaching, focusing on interventions among the older adult population.

Meet Your Instructor

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC, is a clinical professor and professor emerita in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She also holds certifications as a Professional Health and Well-Being Coach (Wellcoaches) and a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. As a physical therapist for 44…

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1. Lifestyle Medicine and the Role of the Health Coach

This chapter introduces lifestyle medicine and its six pillars as the foundation for health coaching practice. In addition, the role and training of the health coach will be presented.

2. Coaching Theory

This chapter introduces appreciative inquiry and Self-Determination Theory as tools to foster motivation for health behavior change.

3. Case Study

This chapter will describe the process of developing specific outcome goals for health behavior change using a case study to illustrate this progression.

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