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Wellness counselors, often known as health educators, instruct individuals on how to adopt healthy habits and improve their health and quality of life.


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Who is a Wellness Counselor?

As a wellness counselor, you would devise treatment plans that motivate clients to adopt healthier lifestyles.

What are the different career/profession/job options available in Wellness Counselling?

  • Clinical Social Worker

  • Organisational Counselor

  • Adult & Geriatric Counselor

  • Group counsellor or therapist

  • Sports Psychologist

  • Health Psychologist

What is the scope of Wellness Counselling in India?

According to a source, the Indian wellness business is expected to develop at a CAGR of 20% over the next three years, reaching INR 875 billion. Consumers' requirements will continue to change, resulting in a shift away from restorative care and toward a more holistic approach to preventative care. This bodes well for India's wellness business.

How many years will be required to study Wellness Counselling?

This field will require 6 years of education (4 years bachelor + 2 years masters) and additional 2-3 years in specialisation.

What is the basic qualification needed for Wellness Counselling?

Health and wellness counselors typically have a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, health education, health promotion, nutrition, athletic training, or a related discipline.

What are the top universities in India to study Wellness Counselling?

  1. AIIMS Delhi - All India Institute of Medical Sciences New

  2. Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon

  3. DMCH Ludhiana - Dayanand Medical College and Hospital

  4. JIPMER Puducherry - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

What are the top 10 universities abroad to study Wellness Counselling?

  1. University of Illinois

  2. Oakland University

  3. University of Pittsburgh

  4. New York University

  5. University of Oxford

  6. University of Southampton

  7. Texas A&M International University

  8. Vanderbilt University

  9. University of Minnesota

  10. Ohio University

What are the entrance Exams for Wellness Counselling?

DUET, JNUEE, IPU CET, OUCET, BITSAT, BHU PET are some of the top entrance exams for counselling.

What skills are required to be a Wellness Counselor?

  • Being a competent communicator

  • understanding how to listen actively

  • having an approachable, welcoming demeanour

Which type of personality is best for a Wellness Counselor?

The Introvertive, intuitive, feeling and judging personality type is best for a guidance counsellor.

What are the pros & cons of working in Wellness Counselling?


  • Job outlook and security

  • Included benefits

  • Ability to help children

  • Regular schedule


  • Training and education

  • Pace and resources

  • Compensation


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