Positive Psychology Health and Wellness Coaching | NCCHWC, NBME

Post-Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology Health and Wellness Coaching

75-hour Wellness Coaching Certification Program

Train with world renowned leaders of the positive psychology coaching movement to receive a positive psychology-focused wellness coach certification.

  • Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
    Author, Positivity
  • Cynthia Ackrill, MD Cynthia Ackrill, MD
    American Institute of Stress
  • Robert Emmons, Ph.D. Robert Emmons, Ph.D.
    Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology

How to Become a Certified Wellness Coach

  • February 2 - May 25, 2023

    40-hour virtual classroom
    Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 PM PT

    20-hour video instruction on coaching methods

    15-hour video instruction on healthy lifestyle

    Three intensive practicum feedback sessions*
    3/23, 4/20, 5/11 from 1:00-5:15 PM PT

    $4,695 Regular Registration
    $4,195 Early Registration

    Register

  • Returning Students
    55-hour program for returning students. If you have already completed the first three streaming video courses through CEC you may just register for the Alumni Program. Contact us to see if you qualify.

    $3,195 Special alumni-only tuition

    Register

*The completion of all three intensive practicum feedback sessions is an NBHWC-imposed requirement for their Practical Skills Assessment. In order to complete the program, your participation is required.


“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the Positive Psychology and Well-Being certification program offered through the College of Executive Coaching. The presentations were dynamic and content rich and my Coaching practice has benefited as a result of my participation. I am looking forward to continuing to integrate the training and information into my Coaching and Leadership work at Mayo Clinic.”

—Lisa Hardesty, Ph.D., L.P., ACPEC


Benefits of Program

  • 100% Distance Learning Positive Psychology Coaching, Wellness Coaching and Health Coaching certification consisting of live webinars and streaming videos&
  • Comprehensive curriculum and world-class faculty—this is a one-time event with this blockbuster faculty – don't miss out
  • Obtain your wellness coach certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners—the same body that licenses physicians
  • Learn directly from the key researchers who inspired Positive Psychology Coaching: Barbara Fredrickson, and Robert Emmons, for example
  • Complete wellness coach certification program including workbooks, forms and marketing guidelines
  • Completes all coaching education requirements to obtain an independent coaching credential from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) or the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE requires a graduate level degree)
  • Learn how to become a certified health and wellness coach
  • All educational requirements to become a National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Physician or mental health license, RN or graduate degree suggested, but not required
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An Introduction to Wellness Coaching

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Includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Well-Being Coaching
  • Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Readiness to Change
  • Physical Health and Well-Being Coaching
  • Positive Emotions and Positivity Resonance: Benefits of Co-Experienced Positive Emotions
  • The Upward Spiral Theory of Lifestyle Change
  • Well-Being Coaching Model
  • Well-Being and Values
  • Flow and the Quality of Life
  • Wellness and Well-Being Assessment Processes
  • Utilizing Strengths-Based Coaching Approaches and Strengths-Based Assessments
  • Well-Being Appreciative Vision Planning
  • Applications of Humble Inquiry
  • Stress Management and Mindfulness Meditation
  • Coaching for Healthy Eating and Weight Management
  • The Science of Gratitude and Well-Being
  • Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence
  • Communicating and Relating for Well-Being
  • Financial Well-Being
  • Career Well-Being and Work Life Balance
  • How to Evaluate if Your Coaching Meets the International Coach Federation Markers of Coaching Competency
  • Review for National Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaches Exam

Coach Training Brochure


“I am a physician, psychiatrist and board certified coach who has been coaching regularly. Despite my extensive training on wellness and motivating patients, I found this course to be extremely useful and will contribute greatly to my practice. The time was well spent and generally a very efficient learning method because of the exposure to so many masters teaching the essence of their work in a practical and concise manner. It was like reading a new book every week! The tools presented were directly applicable for use with clients. As a bonus, I learned about myself through the direct, personal exposure to the assessments. This was a great course, and I saved thousands by not having to travel! Thanks for all your hard work in creating such an experience!”

—Lisa Hand, MD, BCC


Faculty

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Author of Positivity and Love 2.0; Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC, Author of the Well-Being Coaching Workbook, and co-author of Positive Psychology in Coaching; Robert Emmons, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Positive Psychology and Author of Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Cynthia Ackrill, MD, Certified Wellness Coach and Boardmember of the American Institute of Stress; Relly Nadler, Psy.D., MCC, Author of Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D., PCC, Author of What Happy Working Mothers Know; Jonathan Aronoff, Ph.D., PCC; Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC; Patricia Schwartz, M.A., PCC; and Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds are allowed up to two weeks before a start of this program less a $200 administrative fee, unless the student has already completed any video course associated with this program, in which case there is a $400 administrative fee. A student may switch to a future program date up to three days prior to the course start, less a $200 administrative fee. If a student is requesting a refund or a change, they must submit a written request, and it must be received no less than two weeks before the start date of the live program. The written request must include the reason for requesting the refund or change. Within two weeks of the start of the program there are no refunds for any reason. If a student wishes to change to a later program, within three days of the start of the program or once a program has begun, they may do so if it is no longer than four weeks from the start of the live program, with a $300 administrative fee, however there are no changes permitted after that time period. If a course must be cancelled due to a natural disaster, crisis or instructor illness, the course will be rescheduled.

This program is approved by the International Coach Federation, the Center for Credentialing and Education, and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) (the same agency that conducts the licensing exams for physicians) have launched a national certification for health and wellness coaches. This program also meets the current educational credentialing requirements for the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) Path and for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) Credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Continuing Education: 60 CE Hours for the full program. This program is approved by the International Coach Federation, the Center for Credentialing and Education, and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). The International Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) (the same agency that conducts the licensing exams for physicians) have launched a national certification for health and wellness coaches. This program also meets the educational credentialing requirements for the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach ACSTH and Portfolio Path and for the Board Certified Coach Credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. The California MCEP accrediting agency accepts APA approved courses for California psychologists. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, Professional Counselors and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, as well as many other states. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15517, for 60 contact hours.

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  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • APA-approved sponsor
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching