Cultivating change for 20 years
We teach you how to help people change, grow and thrive
Professional health and wellness coaches are expert facilitators of of sustainable change in mindset and behaviors. Translating science and innovation into coaching practice, Wellcoaches teaches you how to use coaching tools and processes designed to help others change, grow and thrive.
20 Years as pioneering leaders
In January 2000, Wellcoaches founded the first coaching school for health and wellness professionals, with a vision of creating a new health professional who is expert in facilitating behavior change. Our 20 year journey in designing and testing coaching protocols, training models, and skills assessment, pursuing research and unifying standards, helped enable CPT codes for health and well-being coaching, naming the coach as a healthcare professional, launched in January 2020.
Together, let's create a world where everyone welcomes change, enjoys growth, and is good at both.
We collaborate with partners, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, to help everyone who works in healthcare and wellness learn how to coach to improve health, well-being, and quality of life. We are also an approved training program for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.
Join 12,000 Coaches in 50 Countries
Begin with Wellcoaches Training & Certification
Foundational coach track for those who want to master coaching competencies. There are three pathways:
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Certified Personal Coach
Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine
National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification
Once, you have achieved the Wellcoaches Certification, you may be eligible to become a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach.
International Coach Federation Certification
Once, you have achieved the Wellcoaches Certification and completed our Advanced Coach Training and Certification, you may be eligible to earn an ICF Certification.
Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education
International Coach Federation ACTP Approved Program
Our Core Coach Certification + Professional Coach Certification graduates are eligible to apply for an ICF Certification via the ACTP pathway
National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Approved Program
Students who complete our Wellcoaches Certification process (Modules 1-3) + the Lifestyle Medicine for Coach (Module 4) may take the National Board Certification
Resources & Science
Our team writes and presents prolifically on the art and science of coaching. Enjoy our best articles and books written by Wellcoaches faculty, as well as our favorite videos and presentations.