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National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Continuing Education

Updated: Jul 13


Wellcoaches is a NCHEC Designated Provider

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) designates Wellcoaches as a provider of continuing education. Our courses and classes are for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®)

seeking to develop and enhance occupational skills and meet continuing education contact hour (CECH) requirements. Our courses are evidence-based and will encourage individuals, families, and communities to maximize and maintain healthier lifestyles. Learn more about our NCHEC approved courses and classes below.


MCHES® & CHES® Continuing Education Approved by NCHEC


Core Coach Training: Module 1 - 38.5 CECs

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

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Begin the journey to become a certified health coach, enhancing your impact as a health educator.

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


“Collaborating with Wellcoaches School of Coaching has transformed our institutional approach to supporting physician well-being. The physicians who underwent training and certification are newly empowered to walk this journey toward meaning, purpose, and engagement with their colleagues, and with themselves. They are well prepared to work 1:1 with their colleagues and are also engaging in small and large group coaching which has been invaluable for improving system-level issues within the institution.”

- Kerri Palamara McGrath, MD, Director of the Center for Physician Well-being at Massachusetts General Hospital

Wellcoaches Member Classes - 1 CEC/hr (must be pre-approved)

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

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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

Cost: $3500

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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

NCHEC Continuing Education Requirements

Once all requirements are complete, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to the student. Wellcoaches will also report your name, and any hours you have earned to NCHEC. NCHEC receives reports 4 times per year in January, April, July & October.


Have questions about a course?

Your Coach Concierge, assigned by the first letter of your last name, is here to support you:

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




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