National Board Certified Coach Preparation Course

National Certification Preparation Course

Increase your potential for success on the National Certification Exam

Are you a certified health coach from an accredited organization approved by NBWHC?

 

This self-paced, 3.5 hour NBHWC exam prep course, is built by the most experienced and credentialed coaches in the industry. Based on our 20 years of developing the health and wellness coaching industry, including the first health coaching textbook and co-founding the NBHWC, this course provides an overview of what we have found to be the key materials in preparation for the National Board Certified-Health and Wellness Coach examination from the NBHWC/NBME.  Cost: $75, 3.5 Wellcoaches CEs

NBHWC Exam Prep topics:

  • Resources from the NBHWC

  • Basic Biometrics by Beth Tansey Peller, RN, ACC, NBC-HWC. This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NBHWC Content Outline:

    • 3.2.1. Hypertension/prehypertension, blood pressure

    • 3.2.4. Cardiovascular disease (mainly heart disease and stroke)

    • 3.2.5. Metabolic syndrome, arthritis and inflammation

    • 3.2.6. Lipid abnormalities, lipid panels

  • Diabetes and Healthy Weight by Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD, PCC, NBC-HWC. This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NBHWC Content Outline:

    • 3.2.2 Diabetes/Prediabetes

    • 3.3.1 Healthy Weight 

    • 3.3.2 Optimal Nutrition & Hydration

  • Obesity and Exercise by Michael Scholtz, MA, PCC, NBC-HWC. This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NBHWC Content Outline:

    • 3.3.2. Optimal nutrition & hydration

    • 3.3.3. Physical activity, sedentary lifestyle

  • Book Review: Motivational Interviewing by Erika Jackson, MA, MCC, NBC-HWC. This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NBHWC Content Outline:

    • 1.4 Routine follow-up sessions

    • 2.1 Client-centered relationship

    • 2.2 Trust and rapport

    • 2.3 Active listening and presence

    • 2.4 Client emotions and energy

    • 2.5 Reflections

    • 2.6 Expand the conversation

    • 2.7 Focus and refocus the conversation

    • 2.9 Goals and implementing action

    • 2.10 Client awareness, perspective, insights and shifts

    • 2.11 Client's freedom of choice, autonomy, and intrinsic motivation

    • 2.12 Self-efficacy

    • 2.14 Client active experimentation and self-discovery

    • 2.15 Increase positive psychological resources

  • Book Review: Changing to Thrive by Erika Jackson, MA, MCC, NBC-HWC. 

  • This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NHWC Content Outline:

    • 2.8 Assist client to evaluate and integrate health information

    • 2.14 Client active experimentation and self-discovery

  • Book Review: The Coaching Psychology Manual by Erika Jackson, MA, MCC, NBC-HWC. This lesson provides an overview of the following sections in the NBHWC Content Outline:

    • 1.1 Coach preparation prior to session

    • 1.2 First session or before begin

    • 1.3 Early sessions

    • 2.1 Client-centered relationship

    • 2.2 Trust and rapport

    • 2.3 Active listening and presence

    • 2.4 Client emotions and energy

    • 2.5 Reflections

    • 2.6 Expand the conversation

    • 2.7 Focus and refocus the conversation

    • 2.9 Goals and implementing action

    • 2.10 Client awareness, perspective shifts and insight

    • 2.11 Client's freedom of choice, autonomy, and intrinsic motivation

    • 2.12 Client self-efficacy

    • 2.13 Improve support

    • 2.14 Client active experimentation and self-discovery

    • 2.15 Increase positive psychology resources

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Testimonials

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When I decided to take the step into becoming a certified health & wellness coach, I did a lot of homework looking into finding the “right” program. Because my end game was to become board certified, it was very important to me to make sure that I would get a quality education that prepared me for the board certification, along with positive practices and support to enhance my overall experience. The Wellcoaches track not only prepared me to pass with ease, but also with great confidence and comfort. The program thoroughly covered all of the necessary material, and the variety of distribution options and variety of schedule options was very helpful to meet the needs of fitting into my busy life! I have to say though, overall, the instructors, leaders, and staff played a huge role in my satisfaction with Wellcoaches and my success with the board certification process. I never felt like I was just being passed through. Everyone was so helpful and supportive, making me feel comfortable and empowered. I am grateful for the entire Wellcoaches team and I would highly recommend the program for anyone looking to truly grow and learn in their certification journey!

- Kristy Droske MS, NBC-HWC, CPT, CES
No Excuses Training & Coaching