NBHWC ACCREDITED PROGRAM: EARN A NATIONAL HEALTH COACH
Stand out from the rest: health coach certification approved by NBHWC
Wellcoaches is an NBHWC accredited program! Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches (Module 4), you may be eligible to earn the designation of "National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach" through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Please see the NBHWC website for all requirements and timelines. Nearly 600 Wellcoaches students have taken the national exam with at 95% pass rate!
Lead the field
In order to integrate the coach into the healthcare team, Wellcoaches CEO Margaret Moore co-founded NBHWC (a nonprofit affiliate of the National Board of Medical Examiners), secured a multi-year collaboration with the CDC on the DPP program, and leads the NBHWC reimbursement team including the rollout of new AMA CPT codes for health and well-being coaching. By completing the national board certification you too are leading the field!
Step 2. Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches
As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. Module 4 is an 21.5-hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, provides education on key healthy lifestyle topics such as brain health and basic biometrics, from leading experts.
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 a "Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate" in addition to being a "Certified Wellcoach®".
You may begin Module 4 prior to Modules 1-3, or complete it following Modules 1-3. A discount is offered on this Module if Modules 1-3 are purchased together.
2. Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Course
3. Earn the NBHWC Certification
Step 3. Become a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach
Earn the NBHWC Certification. Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches (Module 4), you may be eligible to earn the designation of "National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach" through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Please see the NBHWC website for all requirements and timelines.
Will I be ready for the National Exam?
To be eligible for the National Exam, you must complete Modules 1-4 in the Wellcoaches Training and Certification program. Here is a sample timeline for guidance. However, please note that we do not recommend rushing through any part of the process in order to be eligible for the national certification. Becoming a masterful coach requires reflection and practice over time.
Complete Module 1 by Nov 2021
Complete Module 2 by Jan 2022
Complete Module 3 by Mar 2022
Complete 50 client practice sessions, following Wellcoaches Practical Skills Assessment, by Apr 2022
Complete Module 4 by Apr 2022
Apply for the national exam during the May 16 – Aug 3, 2022 application period