Health and Well-Being Coach Training
9-Week Virtual Classroom / 2 Classes Each Wk
Our Health and Well-being Coach Training program is widely respected as the gold standard. Our industry-first programs gave birth to a new professional, the Certified Health and Well-being Coach. The training is also open to those who do not intend to become a Health Coach but wish to learn the skills and behaviors to apply in other settings. Our Health and Well-being coach training and certification programs are endorsed by our strategic partners, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
We offer several information sessions each month!
Module 1 Class Dates/Times (listed in New York time)
Begins: Week of November 6, 2023
Ends: Week of January 26, 2024
Each week you will attend two consecutive lessons.
All listed in ET.
First Lesson each week is:
Mon 8-9:30pm OR
Second Lesson each week is:
Thu 8-9:30pm OR
*Note: Lesson 1 during the first week is 2 hours.
You must attend two different lessons each week but you may attend any of the days/times offered and as many times as you wish.
Our classes are provided live online, allowing you to learn from and be mentored by the most experienced and credentialed faculty in the industry.
This class is delivered in a real-time, virtual classroom, with screen sharing and web cam,
via your computer.
All classes delivered in English with the option for mentoring and practical exams to be offered in Spanish.
Active engagement in discussion and practice are a key part of being a student and becoming a coach.
Overview of technical requirements.
Early Bird for $100 discount:
September 25, 2023
at 5pm ET or when full
July 31, 2025
This module is a prerequisite for Module 2. You must complete Modules 2 and 3 for Wellcoaches Certification!
Review the Certification Handbook.
Watch an 11-minute overview describing training and certification requirements.
Note that preparation for this course requires an average of 20 hours of reading and listening in advance.
30% discount offered for the English version through our publisher.
Prefer the Manual in Spanish? Purchase here.
Additional reading and listening materials are provided upon registration.
Sample of Times for 8pm ET Classes
Sample of Times for 11am ET Classes
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; ebook recommended). The Manual is the foundation of our program, a primary study tool to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, 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. Check out the research based on our coaching model.
In addition to participating in live classes, 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.
This module is a prerequisite for Module 2.
You must complete Modules 2 and 3 for Wellcoaches Certification!
Review the Certification Handbook.
How long will it take to become Certified?
Here is a sample timeline for completing all the Modules required to become a Certified Wellcoach® and applying for the National exam when you have enrolled in the 9-week training option:
February – March: Begin Module 1 and complete the 18 live virtual classes (Two-90 min classes/Week), feedback surveys and knowledge assessments.
Keep in mind that is approx. 1-2 hours of course work before each lesson (i.e., reading the manual, listening to coaching demos, and reading articles).
April - May: Complete Module 2 by participating in five-2-hour live virtual classes, four e-courses, and completing feedback surveys and knowledge assessments.
May: Begin Module 3 by completing three, 1-hour mentoring sessions and begin work with practice client(s).
June-July: Complete Module 3 by submitting Wellness Visions and Goals (for you and one client) and passing the written and oral exams.
July-August: Receive your "Certified Wellcoach®" designation and start conducting the 50 coaching sessions needed to apply for the NBHWC exam.
September: Complete Module 4, "Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches", assessments and feedback surveys. Receive your "Lifestyle Medicine Coach" certificate.
Apply to take the National exam, through National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, after all four modules and you have practiced with your own clients for 50 coaching sessions.