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AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) Continuing Education Credits & Courses

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Wellcoaches is AAFP accredited and approved

Wellcoaches is an accredited program offering American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) continuing education credits and courses. These AAFP continuing education courses are for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who are looking for AAFP PCs or ECs. We offer online courses in synchronous (virtual classroom) and asynchronous (recorded or self-paced) formats. Earn your AAFP credits today!



High Quality and Accredited AAFP Credits


Core Coach Training: Module 1 - 27.5 PCs

Attend in our virtual classroom with real-time instruction or on-site classes

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Cost: $1475 virtual classroom (9-week, 4-week or 4-day) $1725 (4-day on-site)

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. See all upcoming classes.


Lesson topics include:​

  • ​​Differentiating the coach from the expert

  • How to establish growth-promoting relationships

  • Coaching presence

  • Expressing compassion through empathy

  • Building positive emotions for resilience

  • Eliciting motivation

  • Building self-efficacy

  • Readiness to change

  • Building powerful visions

  • Crafting designs for behavior experiments

  • Creating generative (ah-ha!) moments

  • Appreciative goal review

  • Coaching habits e-course


"I personally had such an amazing experience, I honestly didn’t want it to end! Thank you for your time and dedication to our training. You created a welcoming and comforting environment for all of us, which I believe was a crucial part of the training success and how we all felt as participants. I am very excited to have had this opportunity and look forward to continuing to grow and expand my knowledge in the coaching area. I also hope to continue working with you!"

- Erica Cook, Wellness Program Coordinator, Clinical Exercise Physiologist


Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches - 21.5 ECs

Self-paced, self-directed e-course Cost: $395

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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. See overview of curriculum and world-renowned faculty.



To earn a "Certificate of Attendance", students must view each of the lessons in full, complete the six knowledge assessments with 80% accuracy, and complete a course survey.


"Establishing a standard for health coaches in lifestyle medicine will help ensure that crucial information is consistently of the highest caliber. Coaches reach an enormous number of people, and, with standardized training in lifestyle medicine, they'll have an enhanced ability to promote health and prevent disease. The public can be confident that certified coaches are practicing at a high standard and providing evidence-based guidance. Certified Health and Wellness Coaches who specialize in lifestyle medicine will become integral members of the lifestyle medicine practice team, contributing importantly to the treatment and even reversal of disease." - David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, Past President of the ACLM


Behavior Change Agent - 5.5 ECs

Self-paced, self-directed e-course Cost: $195

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This course is designed to provide you with essential skills needed to have engaging and influential conversations at home or in the workplace - with clients, patients, co-workers or loved ones.

The course includes six videos (50-60 minutes each) which explore the cultivation of connection, autonomy, self-compassion, positivity, motivation and confidence. The videos include lecture from Wellcoaches Faculty member, Michael Scholtz, as well as student discussions and coaching demonstrations.

A "Certificate of Attendance " is provided following course completion, feedback survey and a score of 80% or greater on a knowledge assessment.


Wellcoaches Habits - 10 PCs

Self-paced, self-directed e-course Cost: $145

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The 10-hour habits course includes 8 collections of self-paced video lessons to explore common growth edges that hold us back as leaders and professionals, our signposts for new insights and wisdom. The Wellcoaches habits system is designed for any coach, team or organization that aspires to a culture of coaching where everyone is growing and thriving together. The course includes a Habits Library with several collections to choose from. Our collection includes:

Each habit (70+ habits to choose from) comes with a 5-10 minute video, resources, reminders and tracker.


A "Certificate of Attendance " is provided following course completion and feedback survey for all eight content collections.


AAFP Continuing Education Requirements

For live courses, once all requirements are complete, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to the student. Physicians, NP’s, and PA’s will use this certificate to report completion of the course to AAFP. Synchronous courses are eligible for Prescribed Credit. AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When Applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed Credit earned must be reported as Prescribed Credit, not as Category 1.


Have questions about a course?

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Telephone: (866) 932-6224 (866 WE-COACH)




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