If you are ready to jump in and become an NBHWC coach, there are several qualifying courses (108 approved programs, rightly so!) That you can earn your certificate. The first step is to determine which NBHWC-approved course would be most appropriate. Visit their website to get a better idea of pricing, timing and other important information.
Enrolling in some courses requires an associate’s degree or a certain amount of work experience and you will be expected to complete coaching sessions throughout the program. Additionally, some programs require substantial time commitment — from eight months to a year — while others require participants to take additional courses that are not directly related to health coaching or NBC-HWC certification. So, it is important to look at each program to determine which one is most suitable for your current financial position and how much time you are willing to devote.
After completing the course and submitting your coaching session log, you can expect to complete the process with a comprehensive examination of the material covered. The exam explores your knowledge of the coaching structure, process, health and wellness, and the ethical and legal situation, so that you can form a complete idea about health coaching before entering the field. It sounds like a lot (and it does) but the work you do will help set you up for success.