NBHWC (National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching) Continuing Education Credits & Courses
Updated: Jul 13
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
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
Expressing compassion through empathy
Building positive emotions for resilience
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!)
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
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
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.
Professional Coach Training - 95 CECs
Attend in our virtual classroom with real-time instruction and two on-site sessions
Once you have completed our Core Coach Training & Certification program, start making plans to lift your coaching mastery to a galactic orbit with our ten-month advanced Professional Coach Training & Certification Program. This advanced program is specially designed for our Certified Wellcoaches® only.
This program is developing the future leaders of the health and wellness coaching industry. We built and continue to upgrade an innovative, science and neuroscience-based, robust coaching framework we call the "Onward & Upward Model" designed to enable Certified Wellcoaches® to help clients optimize mental and physical well-being. This is a hit-the-ball-out-of-the-park opportunity for Certified Wellcoaches® who want to be masterful coaches. The course includes:
Two 2.5 day on-site sessions in January and September each year
32 ninety-minute virtual classes with the ability to practice new tools and skills in class, including 8 group coaching sessions.
Six private mentor coaching sessions with feedback from coaching masters regarding the application of Wellcoaches protocols and International Coach Federation Competencies
A reading list of over 20 carefully chosen books written by scientists and psychologists with a strong evidence basis
A "Certificate of Attendance" is provided following class attendance, completion of a feedback surveys and all mentoring sessions.
"The great thing about the PCT is not only the professional growth that you get from all of the tools and skills that you learn from all of the mentor coaching, and from all of the great Wellcoaches faculty, but the greatest value is the personal growth. The books that you read and the way that you process all of the new information is truly life-changing and transforming. It makes you a better professional but, more importantly, it makes you a better person." - Noah Gentner, PhD
NBWHC Continuing Education Requirements
Once all requirements are complete, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to student. Participants will use this certificate to report completion of the course to NBHWC.
Have questions about a course?
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