You may have noticed that our program offers 20 live class sessions, plus asynchronous learning modules. What does that mean? It means that we’re flexible! Our students are responsible for showing up to one two-hour class session per week, and the rest of the learning can be done on your own time. We like this structure because it allows students to balance their coursework with other responsibilities.
We understand that you might be working full time while trying to gain your health coaching certification, or you might be enrolled in school. Whatever the case may be, we don’t want a schedule to limit your ability to pursue your goals.
One question that we’re asked often is “What topics do you teach outside of live classes?”
Here is an outline of the asynchronous courses that we offer.
Asynchronous Course Outline
In addition to our live class sessions, the following courses are a part of our Health Coach training and education program.
Coaching Structure Learning Path
In this learning path, we’ll cover the structure of coaching relationships from beginning to end. You will learn how to prepare to coach, how to conduct an initial session, how to conduct ongoing sessions, and how to terminate coaching relationships. Reading Chapter 11 of Coaching Psychology (Moore) will support you on this learning path.
Course 1: Preparing to Coach
Course 2: First Coaching Session
Course 3: Early Coaching Sessions
Course 4: Routine Ongoing Sessions
Course 5: Coaching Program Termination
Coaching Process Learning Path
Coaching is a process. The coach is not a subject expert, but rather is focused on helping the client unlock their own potential. Coaching involves building a relationship, communication, and techniques like motivational Interviewing and goal-setting. We will spend most of our class time learning about and practicing the coaching process.
Course 1: Coaching Psychology
Course 2: A Coach’s Intuition
Course 3: Transtheoretical Model
Course 4: Using Imagery and Metaphors in Coaching
Course 5: Self-Efficacy
Course 6: Strengths-Based Coaching
Health & Wellness Learning Path
By definition, health and wellness coaches are not content experts in health or disease; they do not diagnose or prescribe, unless a coach has credentials in another profession that allow expert advice to be given. It is important, however, for coaches to have a solid working familiarity with current evidence-based recommendations provided by public health groups such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Relevant guidelines and recommendations fall in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and lifestyle medicine.
Course 1: Wellness & Well-being Concepts
Course 2: Nutrition
Course 3: Physical Activity
Course 4: Sleep
Course 5: Stress & Emotional Wellness
Course 6: Social Support
Course 7: Social Determinants of Health
Course 8: Tobacco, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Course 9: Mental Health
Course 10: Obesity
Course 11: Blood Pressure
Course 12: Lipid Abnormalities
Course 13: Diabetes
Course 14: Cardiovascular Disease
Course 15: Metabolic Syndrome
Course 16: Arthritis
Course 17: Inflammation
Ethics/Legal Learning Path
Health and wellness coaches commit to the same level of professionalism as all healthcare providers. This includes ongoing development of skills, following the NBHWC code of ethics, and being aware of HIPAA requirements. In addition, coaches aim to “walk the walk” and model healthy behaviors, particularly prioritizing self-care.
Course 1: Professional Development
Course 2: Self-Care for Helping Professionals
Course 3: Health Coaching Ethics
Course 4: HIPAA & Health Coaching
Post written by: Jennifer Dunn