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Become a best in class health coach in 20 weeks!</p>

Transform your life. Become a best in class health coach in 20 weeks!

Introducing mindbodygreen Health Coach Certification

Distinguish yourself as a top-tier health coach at the forefront of holistic wellness through our NBHWC Approved program, which uniquely weaves together the highest standards in health coach training with mindbodygreen’s 360-degree approach to healing.

An integrative approach to wellness

grounded in mindbodygreen’s unique 360-approach to holistic wellbeing

A unique collection of world class experts

across health coaching & functional nutrition

Interactive, cohort-based learning

that translates theory into practice to earn your certificate in just 20 weeks

"mindbodygreen’s Health Coach Certification is exactly what healthcare needs right now."

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Dr. Frank Lipman

Director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC).

Become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Our Health Coach Certification is an approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination by the NBHWC.

What People Are Saying About The Course

There is so much power in combining a robust health coach training with mindbodygreen’s holistic approach to wellness.

Annemarie
Student

This program uniquely prepares students to thrive by going beyond the traditional to include true skill building, actual scenarios & abundant real-time practice.

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT
Core Faculty

mindbodygreen’s Health Coach Certification is exactly what healthcare needs right now.

Frank Lipman, MD
Director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

Our Curriculum

Combines NBHWC guidelines - the highest standards in the industry - with mindbodygreen’s comprehensive wellness approach in order to provide one of the most forward-thinking curriculums in health coaching today.

This 20 week program weaves together theory and practice through 75 hours of instruction combined with interactive coaching triads, live office hours & regular feedback sessions in order to provide ample opportunity for learning, observation & practice.

Our Health Coach Certification can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training to provide the greatest breadth and depth of holistic wellness expertise.

For more information on our Functional Nutrition Training program, click here.

Still unsure if this program is right for you?

Reach out to a program advisor

Meet Our Faculty

An unparalleled combination of world-class healthcare experts and NBC-HWCs:

Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN

Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN

Nutrition Expert, Author, Adjunct Professor NYU

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT

Core Faculty. Health & Wellness Coach, Speaker, Author

Emily Marquis, NBC-HWC, ICF Coach, RYT-200

Emily Marquis, NBC-HWC, ICF Coach, RYT-200

Certified Clinical Health & Wellness Coach, Yoga/Mindfulness Instructor

Katrina Watson, RN, MSN, NBC-HWC

Katrina Watson, RN, MSN, NBC-HWC

Certified Clinical Nurse Educator & Health and Wellness Coach

Laura Demeri, NBC-HWC, CCP, DipACLM

Laura Demeri, NBC-HWC, CCP, DipACLM

Award-winning Educator and Health & Wellness Coach

Joyce Gorman, MS, NBC-HWC, 200 Hr RYT

Joyce Gorman, MS, NBC-HWC, 200 Hr RYT

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor

Course Overview

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What People Are Saying About The Course

There is so much power in combining a robust health coach training with mindbodygreen’s holistic approach to wellness.

Annemarie
Student

This program uniquely prepares students to thrive by going beyond the traditional to include true skill building, actual scenarios & abundant real-time practice.

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT
Core Faculty

mindbodygreen’s Health Coach Certification is exactly what healthcare needs right now.

Frank Lipman, MD
Director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

Meet Our Faculty

An unparalleled combination of world-class healthcare experts and NBC-HWCs:

Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN

Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN

Nutrition Expert, Author, Adjunct Professor NYU

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT

Darshi Shah NBC-HWC, CNT

Core Faculty. Health & Wellness Coach, Speaker, Author

Emily Marquis, NBC-HWC, ICF Coach, RYT-200

Emily Marquis, NBC-HWC, ICF Coach, RYT-200

Certified Clinical Health & Wellness Coach, Yoga/Mindfulness Instructor

Katrina Watson, RN, MSN, NBC-HWC

Katrina Watson, RN, MSN, NBC-HWC

Certified Clinical Nurse Educator & Health and Wellness Coach

Laura Demeri, NBC-HWC, CCP, DipACLM

Laura Demeri, NBC-HWC, CCP, DipACLM

Award-winning Educator and Health & Wellness Coach

Joyce Gorman, MS, NBC-HWC, 200 Hr RYT

Joyce Gorman, MS, NBC-HWC, 200 Hr RYT

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor

What you’ll learn

Our 20 week program is arranged into weekly topics that provide deep expertise on each core health coach competency:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Coaching Structure & Process
  • Interpersonal Engagement & Relationship-Building
  • Ethics & legal

Each week is comprised of a combination of live lessons, online videos, interactive practice & evaluations to maximize learning retention and skill development.

What the program includes

  • Mix of synchronous & asynchronous hours virtual lessons
  • In-depth study guides supporting each lesson
  • Peer-to-peer & coach-to-peer coaching triads
  • Mock coaching practice with instructor feedback
  • Ongoing comprehension quizzes
  • Final program examination
  • Access to private community of students & alumni

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How you'll learn

mindbodygreen's custom digital learning platform makes learning accessible, at anytime, from anywhere.

What it costs

True to our mission of making wellness accessible, we strive to offer our programming at an affordable price compared to the broader market.

Two purchase options are available, depending on whether you plan to seek a health coaching education or simply get a deep dive into functional nutrition.

Health Coach Certification

Do you want to transform your life while helping others as a board-certified health coach? For a best-in-class education, mindbodygreen's Health Coach Certification is an NBHWC-approved curriculum grounded in holistic wellness.

$4,999

Functional Nutrition Training

Are you passionate about holistic health and looking to enhance your knowledge with a real, functional nutrition deep dive? Our Functional Nutrition Training is a cutting-edge nutrition deep dive taught by the world's foremost health & wellness experts.

$2,499

This program is for you if you are...

An aspiring health & wellness professional looking to begin your career as a health coach.

A current health coach seeking to deepen your expertise through functional nutrition training or NBHWC certification

An existing wellness or healthcare professional looking to extend your scope of practice.

An advanced consumer looking to learn how to elevate wellbeing through positive, actionable change in your own, or loved ones’ lives

Still unsure if this program is right for you?

Schedule time to speak with an Enrollment Advisor

Ready to take the next step?

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Get Your Questions Answered

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a health coach?

Health coaches are behavior and motivation experts. They partner with clients who are seeking to improve their well-being and provide them with the knowledge, skills & motivation to make lasting lifestyle changes.

This can include - but is not limited to - nutrition approaches, fitness/activity plans, stress management protocol and broader lifestyle adjustments that will help clients reach their wellness goals.

The most effective coaches motivate, support and demonstrate unconditional positive regard for their clients and believe in their capacity to change.

Are there limitations to what a health coach can practice?

A health coach can provide a range of guidance depending on area(s) of practice and specific client need(s). This may include guidance on ways of eating, lifestyle adjustments, healthy habit creation, accountability, positive reinforcement and more.

A health coach can also:

Empower and educate clients to advocate for themselves in their healthcare setting. Assist clients to find a network of providers that best support their needs and wellness goals. Support clients in achieving health goals and behavioral changes which are consistent with their healthcare providers treatment plans Help clients shift their perspective to see new opportunities and release limiting beliefs. Enable clients to increase their primary food, improve nutrition, and make lifestyle shifts to promote overall health and well-being. A health coach does not diagnose conditions or prescribe any individualized treatments, tests, or supplements for conditions. What health coaches can say about nutrition, exercise and lifestyle varies by state and by country.

What does it mean to be an ‘NBHWC Approved’ training program and why does it matter?

The National Board Certification credential (NBC-HWC) represents the profession’s highest standard, and was developed in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners.

With greater availability of health and wellness coach training programs than ever before, ensuring baseline qualification of coaches - and the organizations training them - has become critical to advancing the industry’s standard of care.

Our Health Coach Certification is Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

How do I become a NBC-HWC (board certified) health coach?

To qualify for the National Board Certification Exam, you must:

Have an associate’s degree or higher or 4,000 hours of work experience in any field Complete an NBHWC approved training program Complete 50 health & wellness coaching sessions (upon graduation from approved training program) Once you have met these qualifications, you must apply for the National Board Certification Exam and score 80% or higher.

What sets mindbodygreen’s Health Coach Certification apart from other programs in the market?

There are several meaningful ways in which our program stands apart from other board-certified options:

  1. Our program not only provides best-in-class coaching fundamentals, but does so through a uniquely holistic mindbodygreen perspective.

  2. Our weekly training has been thoughtfully designed to maximize knowledge retention & skill building in the shortest period of time possible (versus spreading the course over 6- or 12-months).

  3. Our curriculum includes abundant real-time practice, including peer & faculty mock coaching feedback, to ensure you are confidently ready to serve as a health coach by time you graduate.

  4. Certified health coaches - NBC-HWCs - will teach, train and mentor you through every step of the process. We truly believe that there is no better way for you to learn than from professionals who have successfully earned their board credentials and spent hundreds of hours working with clients.

  5. And, our support doesn’t end upon graduation: we are committed to helping to position all of our students for success - not only through connection to our extensive wellness community but through access to a robust network of graduates for opportunity sharing, continuing education and more.

If you’d like to learn more about what makes our Health Coach Certification stand apart, we invite you to chat with a Program Advisor mbgcoaching@mindbodygreen.com

How do mbg’s Health Coach Certification and Functional Nutrition Training differ?

Our Health Coach Certification provides students with the foundation of effective health coaching, including various methods of listening, inquiry, reflection, goal setting, mindset shifts and habit creation. While basic nutrition is covered within our Health Coach Certification, students seeking a more in-depth nutrition training would benefit from the Functional Nutrition Training program.

The Functional Nutrition Training provides in-depth insight on functional nutrition. It’s a fantastic compliment to the Health Coach Certification, and as an advanced training to build upon nearly any health & wellness discipline.

Why is mbg’s Health Coach Certification priced less than other options on the market?

Given today’s ever-growing need for highly-qualified health coaches, we are striving to make a top-tier education accessible to anyone who wishes to gain the knowledge and tools to help some of the (hundred of) millions of people suffering with sub-optimal wellbeing & chronic illness.

Why? mindbodygreen’s ambition, since being founded over a decade ago, has been to make high quality wellness information widely accessible.

Are there any technology requirements to participate in the program?

This course takes place online - through streamed video, live instruction & downloaded materials - so you must have access to a computer or mobile device with a quality internet connection.

How much time do I have to complete the program?

The Health Coach Certification is twenty weeks in duration with pre-determined program start and end dates. This means that all students within a particular enrollment period will become part of one unified cohort, progressing through the program together & graduating at the same time. It makes for a fantastic built-in support network!

Given this fact, it is important to ensure that you are in a position to commit to the requirements of the program for 20 weeks. The majority of this program is delivered through required live instructional hours taught at set times each week.

While we understand life events can interfere with participation, students who miss more than a few lessons and are not able to attend make-up sessions will be encouraged to complete the course during the next enrollment cycle.

What is your refund policy?

Refund requests up to 14-days after purchase will receive a full refund, less a $250 administrative fee.

Refund requests up to Week 3 of the Health Coach Certification will receive a 75% refund, less a $250 admin fee.

No refunds will be granted after Week 3 of the program.