Become a Lifestyle Medicine Coach
What is a lifestyle medicine coach?
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. In the course of their work, lifestyle medicine coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, and honoring that each client is an expert on their life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental. This 21.5 hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, provides education from leading experts on key healthy lifestyle topics, such as brain health and basic biometrics.
Eligibility for the course and for the Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate:
This course is open to ANYONE and you will be presented with a "Certificate of Attendance" upon completion.
With the acceptable prerequisites, you may also earn a "Lifestyle Medicine Coach" Certificate. To be eligible you must have one of the following:
1. Wellcoaches Coach Certification
2. National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Certification.
1. Complete Core Coach Training
Step 1: Complete the Core Coach Training.
Cost: $1785 18-week & 9-week/$2145 residential (Early Bird discounts available)
To meet the needs and learning preferences for all of our students, we provide two options for training in Module 1: an 9-week virtual class or a 4-day in-person 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.
Step 2: Deepen knowledge and practice.
Cost: $215 ($185 when purchased with Modules 1&3)
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 Health and Wellness Coach
To demonstrate your learning, and to pursue Wellcoaches Certification, Module 3 is focused on the application of learning.
a multiple choice written exam
a 30-minute coaching skills assessment
three, 1-hour individual mentoring sessions
submission of examples of goal writing and vision statements
Following completion of Module 3 you will earn the Wellcoaches designation of "Certified Health and Well-being Coach" or "Certified Personal Coach"
Step 4: Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches course
Cost: $275 for those who have purchased bundled Modules 1-3 at the same time (special purchase discount link provided once registered for Modules 1-3). $435 if purchased separately.
As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. Module 4 is a 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. This course is also required to become eligible to be a board certified Health And Wellness Coach.
Completion of Module 4 (including 100% review of content, at least an 80% score on quizzes and all surveys) is required for course completion and to receive the "Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate."
You may begin Module 4 prior to Modules 1-3, or complete it following Modules 1-3.
4. Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Course
Approvals, Accreditations and Continuing Education
To become a Wellcoaches Certified Health and Well-being Coach AND earn the "Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate":
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: Certification
4. Complete Module 4: Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches (can be taking prior to steps 1-4)
Watch an 11-minute overview describing training and certification requirements.
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