Our Core Coach Training program is widely respected as the gold standard. Our industry-first programs gave birth to a new professional, the Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The core training curriculum is also open to those who do not intend to become a Health and Wellness Coach but wish to learn the skills and behaviors to apply in other settings as Personal Coach. Our core training and certification programs, endorsed by our strategic partners, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, are designed for professionals with expertise such as: weight, nutrition, fitness, stress or mind/body medicine, lifestyle medicine, chronic disease, and mental health.
We offer a 90-minute information session each month!
The first step in becoming a Certified Wellcoach®
Our classes provide you with the essential theories of coaching science and application of skills coaching, based on our Coaching Psychology Manual (required text). In addition, you will receive our 10-hour coaching habits e-course.
Completion of these two courses, including ALL live classes, will be required to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Watch a 6-minute overview describing training and certification requirements.
This module is also a prerequisite for Module 2.
$100 Early bird discount on Module 1 available until Mar 17.
Training Only - Module 1: $1775
Certification Track - Module 1 - 3: $2600
Purchasing all 3 Modules together provides a $25 discount on Module 2 and $25 discount on Module 3.
Payment plans may be available through registration links. Travel, lodging, food and expenses not included in price.
What you will learn in this course
Describe/apply science-based theory to facilitate lasting change
Elicit mindful self-awareness and insights
Apply self-determination theory and motivational interviewing techniques to support clients in uncovering the autonomous motivation needed for change
Leverage the science of positive psychology to help clients apply their strengths and gain the capacity to adapt to setbacks
Help clients develop self-efficacy and resilience
Learn how and when to provide expert advice or referrals to enable just-in-time learning of knowledge and skills
Apply principles of goal-setting theory to help clients design engaging visions and goals that spur them to go beyond what they can do alone
Frequently asked questions
Where should I stay?
What restaurants, hotels, etc are nearby?
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Who is this class for?
1. Associate’s degree or higher in an area of Allied Health* OR
2. Any fitness certification (personal trainer, group exercise, etc.) and an ACSM Exercise Is Medicine® Credential OR
3. Current Clinical License such as an RN or RRT
If you have earned any of the following three options:
2. Any fitness certification (personal trainer, group exercise, etc.) OR
3. Current health-related certifications or licenses such as: Acupuncture, Certified Dental Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurses Aide, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Certified Dental Assistant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, LVN/LPN, NREMT, Registered Yoga Therapist
What is your attendance policy?
To support you in completing Module 1, we offer the live Core Coach Training classes three times each week. Full participation in ALL classes is required for course completion. Additionally, you must complete the required feedback surveys and successfully pass the knowledge assessments to show your learning.
What Continuing Education Credits are offered?
Wellcoaches School of Coaching has built relationships with many providers to help you earn Continuing Education Credits.
How long will it take to become Wellcoaches Certified?
How long will it take to be a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach?
How much time should I spend preparing for class?
For our 18- week teleclass training programs, expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week. This includes the 90-minute class, reading/preparation for the weekly class, homework, coaching practice and working with your learning partner.
What is your refund policy?
For the teleclass program:
The above fees are assessed for payments whether they have been made in full or set up on a payment plan. The refund fee is calculated based upon the total program fee (or re-enrollment fee if you are taking the course for a second time).
If you request to withdraw no more than 14 days prior to the program start, you are responsible for paying 5% of the full program fee. No refunds will be given within 13 days of the program start. The request forms can be found on your trainee web pages at CustomerHub.