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Health Coaching Certification

What if you could help reverse the leading, preventable, chronic causes of death and disability in the US, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis? A health coach does exactly that, by inspiring and empowering people to make lasting changes to improve their overall health and quality of life.

The School of Nursing at Southern Adventist University has partnered with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) to provide a pathway to health coaching certification. 

This course develops an understanding of how to help clients change their health behavior. Students learn motivational interviewing and coaching techniques to help clients make individually-designed lifestyle changes.

Online classwork includes both asynchronous learning and weekly synchronous class and mentor coaching sessions. Students must also complete a minimum of 60 hours of individual health coaching.

This course is an approved training program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to sit for the national certification exam from NBHWC.