Join our 13,000 Health & Wellness Coaches
from around the world. Complete Modules 1-3.
Become a certified health coach. Health and wellness coaches partner with clients who are seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of their work, health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change. Coaches honor that each client is an expert on their life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.
We wrote the textbook on health coaching
We authored the first coaching textbook in healthcare and wellness, now in its second edition. The Coaching Psychology Manual, the foundation of our program, is recommended reading for National Board Certified Coaches and is widely used as the text for several coach training programs as well as academic courses, including a Science of Coaching Psychology Course at Harvard University Extension School.
REAL STUDENTS. REAL COMMENTS.
“Each of these lessons gives me things I can immediately put into practice.”
“I am profoundly grateful to be a student in this program. The instructors are exceptional and my peers are kind and committed professionals. I am on a very important journey, personally and professionally.”
“So happy to be taking this course!”
“I enjoyed module one and I will sincerely miss my fellow students. I've learned from each and every person I've spoken with: learning partners, students and instructors and fellow coaches. Onward and upward! :)”
“I loved the coaching classes and really see the value. Thank you for providing such a wonderful learning experience. It truly energized me!"
The "Certified Personal Coach" pathway is for non-health professionals who wish to use coaching skills in areas such as leadership and executive coaching to improve performance and wellbeing. As a Personal Coach, you can apply the universal principles of behavior change to support clients in increasing productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.
Wellness Coach Certification
The "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" pathway is for credentialed health professionals who wish to use coaching skills in working with patients or clients to improve their health and wellbeing. As a Health and Wellness Coach, you will be an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving.
Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate
The "Lifestyle Medicine Coach" pathway is for coaches who have FIRST earned either the "Personal Coach" or "Health and Wellness Coach" certification from Wellcoaches (or have already earned the NBC-HWC credential). As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. This is an an additional 21.5 hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, and provides education from leading experts on key healthy lifestyle topics, such as brain health and basic biometrics.
1. Complete Core Coach Training
Step 1: After confirming prerequisites, complete the Core Coach Training (Module 1)
Cost: $1475 teleclasses (9-week, 4-week or 4-day) /$1725 on-site
To meet the needs and learning preferences for all of our students, we provide two options for training in Module 1: a 9-week class or a 4-day session. All courses provide the same educational content and coaching practice opportunities. Lesson topics include:
Differentiating the coach from the expert
How to establish growth-promoting relationships
Expressing compassion through empathy
Building positive emotions for resilience
Readiness to change
Building powerful visions
Crafting designs for behavior experiments
Creating generative (ah-ha!) moments
Appreciative goal review
Coaching habits e-course
Completion of Module 1 (including 100% attendance, completion of all lesson feedback surveys and a score of 80% or greater on quizzes) is required for course completion and to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
This module is a pre-requisite for the next step, Module 2.
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Step 2: Deepen knowledge and practice.
To further develop your skills, Module 2 offers several live classes and e-courses to deepen your understanding of the concepts and skills presented in the Core course, making the completion of Module 1 a pre-requisite to Module 2. Topics such as Organize Your Emotions (2-hr teleclass), Organize Your Mind (4-hr teleclass+e-course), Wellness Visions (2-hr teleclass), and Generative Moments (2-hr teleclass+e-course) will include additional demonstrations and practice opportunities.
Completion of Module 2 (including 100% attendance, completion of all lesson feedback surveys and a score of 80% or greater on quizzes) is required for course completion and to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
You must complete Module 1 before proceeding to Module 2. Module 2 is a pre-requisite for the next step, Module 3.
2. Deepen knowledge & practice
3. Become a Certified Wellcoach®
Step 3: Become a Certified Wellcoach
To demonstrate your learning, and to pursue Wellcoaches Certification, Module 3 is focused on the application of learning.
a multiple choice written exam
three, 1-hour individual mentoring sessions (to be completed before the oral coaching skills assessment)
a 30-minute coaching skills assessment
submission of examples of goal writing and vision statements
Following completion of Module 3 you will earn the Wellcoaches designation of "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" or "Certified Personal Coach" depending upon your prerequisites.
Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education
Stand out from the crowd and earn the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Certificate in addition to the Wellcoaches Certification!
Cost: $250 when purchased at the same time as Wellcoaches Training and Certification (Module 1, 2, 3 Bundle). Visit here to purchase a bundle.
Lifestyle Medicine Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. They support clients to engage in the practices of lifestyle medicine, such as healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and stress management, in order to become healthier and happier.
Become a Lifestyle Medicine Coach
Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education
To become a Certified Wellcoach:
To begin: Be sure you meet the educational pre-requisites
1. Complete Module 1: Core Coach Training
2. Complete Module 2: Advanced Knowledge and Practice
3. Complete Module 3: Wellcoaches Certification
4. Stand out from the crowd and earn the Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate
Watch 6-minute overview of the training and certification process.
Currently listening to your recordings in the habits module for the Wellcoaches training! I enjoy listening to them and thanks for this wonderful training.
Kim Smolderen, PhD