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Becoming An Expert Or Practitioner In Wellness

Find the right pathway to your perfect career in wellness and establish your personal brand.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Carve out your ideal wellness career

There are many routes to grow a career in wellness, from dietician or yoga instructor to cognitive behavioural therapist or acupuncturist.

On this course, you’ll discover what your career could look like as an expert or practitioner within the wellness industry and how you can make steps to set up a career you’ll love.

Discover the different career paths in wellness and how best to get started

Each area of expertise within the wellness industry has its own route of entry to follow before you can get started. You’ll learn about the different requirements for getting started as well as when and how to get qualified.

Build and develop your personal brand within the wellness space

Self-branding is extremely important in the wellness industry, especially if you decide to set up your own business. To begin with, your wellness business will most likely consist of just you, so your personal branding is crucial to spread awareness of your expertise.

This course will guide you through the different strategies you can use to build your expert brand.

Find your niche and learn growth strategies for scaling your business

With so many sub-sectors in the wellness industry, it can be tempting to be as broad as possible. But finding a niche is often much more lucrative and allows you to put all of your energy into your passion.

On this course, you’ll look at how to find your niche and how to start growing your business through growth strategies. This will give you the foundation to start planning your business effectively and carving out a successful career.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to building a career as an expert or practitioner in wellness
  • Building a personal brand as an expert or practitioner
  • Expert career paths like going self-employed or how to find a job as a practitioner
  • Growth models for growing a business as an expert or practitioner in wellness
  • Finding your niche and scaling your proposition

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore your career potential as an expert or practitioner in wellness
  • Understand various requirements and options for qualifications to become an expert in wellness
  • Discuss the different strategies for building an expert brand in the wellness industry
  • Explore the different career models in which your expertise in wellness can be delivered

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to turn an interest in wellness into a thriving career. You don’t need any experience in the industry as this course covers the basics of getting started.

Who developed the course?


Welltodo is a leading global resource dedicated to helping people build incredible businesses and careers in the wellness industry.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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Join the conversation on social media

You can use the hashtag #FLBecomingWellPrac to talk about this course on social media.