Become a board-certified health coach

An evidence-based and NBHWC approved program for health coaching professionals.

Course Books

Changing to Thrive: Using the stages of change…

Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M.

Coaching Psychology Manual

Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tchannen-Moran, B.

Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change

Miller, W.R., & Rollnick, S.

Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change

Arloski, M.


What is the program syllabus?

Find the program syllabus on our Sign Up page.

How much does this cost?

The course is $2,595.00, which includes the costs of your books. This does not include the costs for the exam fees. This also doesn’t include our higher priced package ($2,995.00) which includes matching you with 3 clients to kick off your coaching. This coaching is used for practical skills sessions during the course not for the coaching log requirement.

If you need help reaching the coaching log requirement of the exam application, please email to inquire about pricing for client referrals and extra mentoring sessions.

Why should I get board certified?

The health coaching field is growing quickly and is now a $6 billion market in the United States. This market is expected to grow faster than average for careers in America. There are many healthcare settings a health coach can consider, including private practice, clinics, individual companies, and more. These statistics make it important to earn the field’s highest-level professional credential, which is the National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) credential. Earning this credential will show that you have the training and skills needed to provide effective health coaching. It shows that you have mastered the core competencies that will best guide clients through the coaching process. By earning this credential, you will have the skills, training, and practice needed to be a professional health coach.

What kind of technology or supplies will I need?

You will need the course books (included in the course cost) as well as a computer with access to the internet to complete the learning system courses. A valid email is also required to register for the course. If you are accessing the course virtually, you will need a computer with a webcam.

For further questions, please contact us.

What is the time commitment?

Typically, this is a 20-week program. There are weekly training sessions that take place on Tuesday mornings for an hour and 15 minutes (subject to change). You will also have homework and other activities to complete outside the classroom. The classroom can be accessed in-person or virtually. The total hours for this course include 75 contact hours, including 40 synchronous hours and 35 asynchronous hours.

What is required to sit for the certifying exam?

There are three requirements to sit for the NBHWC certifying exam:

  1. Completion of an approved training program (Ex. Pack Education health coach training)
  2. Documentation of education (an associate’s degree) or work experience (4,000 hours)
  3. NBHWC coaching log of 50 sessions to be completed after your practical skills assessment in your approved training program

For more information, please visit

Join Our Next Cohort

Now registering students for the session beginning August 17, 2021.
Last day to register is August 13. Register prior to August 10 to avoid a 10% late fee.

Attendee Details

Course dates: August 17 - Dec 28, 2021, 2021
Class times: Tuesdays from 9-11:15 a.m. CST or Tuesdays from 5:30-7:45 p.m. CST

Billing Details