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NBHWC (National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching) Continuing Education Credits & Courses

Updated: Jul 13

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Wellcoaches® is a NBHWC Approved Provider

Wellcoaches is a proud National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) approved continuing education program provider. Our courses, trainings, and classes are for National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coaches seeking to expand professional knowledge and meet continuing education or recertification requirements. Our courses are evidence-based and will lead you and your clients to feel confident, inspired, and ready to take action. National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coaches are required by NBHWC to earn 36 continuing education credits every 3 years to maintain credentialing. Learn more about our NBHWC approved courses below.

NBHWC Approved Continuing Education

Core Coach Training: Module 1 - 27.5 CECs

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

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Enhance your impact as a health and wellness coach with evidence-based, leading-edge training from the industry founders.

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

Wellcoaches Member Classes - 1 CEC/hr (classes must meet content requirements set by NBHWC)

Attend in our virtual classroom with real-time instruction

Cost: $25/month (that's only $6.25 per CE!)

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Our Wellcoaches Membership enables you to be well-informed and up-to-date on the latest coaching science, theory and practice so that you are continually upgrading your skills. Each class offers an opportunity to expand your tools and resources while being inspired by thought leaders. Our business development-focused classes prepare coaching entrepreneurs to build their business in alignment with their vision and values. In our Perspectives series we will expand your framework for what it means to be healthy, what it means to be human, and what it means to be a coach for all. This is the easiest and most cost effective way to earn the continuing education credits needed for your Wellcoaches and National Board recertifications! Our Wellcoaches Membership comes with several one-hour classes each month including: 1. Coaching demonstrations 2. Practical coaching skills 3. Business development and start-up 4. Town Hall discussions on hot topics 5. Access archive of more than 80 past member classes

Sample classes:

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

"This is a wonderful program with so many fabulous people. The membership could not have served me better"

- Gail Garcia

Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches - 21.5 CECs

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 CECs

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


Improve relationships at work and at home by shifting just a few key behaviors. Based on the most important concepts in our full Health and Wellness Coach Training, this abbreviated course is designed to provide you with essential skills needed to have engaging and influential conversations personally and professionally.

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 CECs

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

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.