All the education you need to earn your specialty Health and Wellness Coach Credential.
75 hours of approved coach-specific training by the International Coach Federation, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), and the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Privacy: we do not release contact information.
Two upcoming 100% online start dates to choose from.
40-hour virtual classroom
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 PM PT
No class 3/28, 7/4
20-hour video instruction on coaching methods
15-hour video instruction on healthy lifestyle
Three intensive practicum feedback sessions*
TBD from 1:00-5:15 PM PT
$4,695 Regular Registration
$4,195 Early Registration
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
*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.
—Lisa Hardesty, Ph.D., L.P., ACPEC
In a study of a large, multi-employer, multi-site employee population, healthcare expenditures for employees with high levels of stress were 46% higher than those for employees who did not have high levels of stress (Goetzel et al., 1998). 41% of employees say they feel stressed out during the day (APA, 2009). 66% of US adults have been told by their health care provider that they have one or more chronic conditions. 63% of American adults are overweight or obese. Organizations with the most effective health, well-being and productivity programs, including coaching, had 28% higher shareholder returns (TowersWatson, 2010.)
Wellness coaching, which I have broadened to well-being coaching is a collaborative relationship between a client and their wellness coach characterized by a structured conversational process that promotes accountability, creativity and commitment to help one reach their well-being goals. Focused expertise, encouragement and processes from the wellness coach help the client achieve more well-being than they otherwise would have accomplished on their own.
Wellness Coaching helps close the gap between where one is now and where they most want to be.
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.