HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION

Begin Your Health Coaching Journey

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute’s top-rated health and wellness coach certification programs fit your unique needs, offering the best value and greatest support for students and grads seeking to become health coach professionals.

William Sears, MD

WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?

When you become a Certified Health Coach, you help individuals and families achieve their health and wellness goals by providing trusted, science-based information, positive encouragement and motivation. Health coaches help clients change their lives, improving their physical health and overall wellbeing.

Through coaching, you create individualized solutions that support genuine, lasting lifestyle changes. It’s more than just knowing the science behind nutrition and exercise, it’s understanding how to motivate coaching clients to live happier, healthier lives.

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is an Accredited and Approved Health Coach Certification Program by leading organizations in the health and wellness industry.  As a pioneer in health coaching, the institute is recognized for their outstanding education, resources and support.

Step into the World of Health Coaching Webinar

Join us on December 15th to take a step into the rewarding world of Health Coaching. During this live webinar, we will share the amazing things Health Coaches are doing with their certifications and give you perspective on the available career opportunities. We will also introduce you to a few of our graduates and share how their health coaching journey has brought them personal and professional fulfillment.

Benefits of Health Coaching Certification

The demand for certified health coach professionals has never been greater.

As a Certified Health Coach, you’ll play a key role in helping clients develop healthier lifestyles, enriching their lives with encouragement, expertise, and support. Our health coach certification courses focus on prevention and provide tools and resources to address obesity, chronic disease, poor nutrition and dietary habits, and a lack of physical fitness that has become the norm for tens of millions of people.

The health, fitness, and nutrition industries are growing fast, and so is the need for dedicated professional health coaches. Recent reports from the U.S. Department of Labor show employment in the field of health coaching is expected to increase by 13%, while the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal ranks Health Coaching as the #9 Fitness & Health Trend in 2020.  

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Certified Health Coach Programs

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute has been offering health coach certification online since 2008. Our coaching program was developed by Dr. Bill Sears and a team of experts, providing holistic, science-based health coach training. Our approach educates you on the four pillars of health: lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition.

Accredited and approved by reputable organizations, our health coach certification programs equip you with knowledge, tools and resources to succeed as a health coach. During training, you’ll receive an unparalleled online learning experience, with complete flexibility to learn on your own schedule. Training sessions are led by qualified instructors who provide ongoing feedback and support.

After receiving your certification, our team will continue to provide unlimited support, access to our private Certified Health Coach online portal, continuing education on the latest lifestyle and nutrition topics and more.

CHOOSE YOUR HEALTH COACHING PATH

Health Coach Certification

Life-Stage Specialty

  • CHOOSE YOUR SPECIALTY

    Start your Health Coach Training with a 6-week life-stage specialty of your choice (Families, Pregnancy or Adults & Seniors).  Which specialty you choose depends on who you want to work with. This training includes content on lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition that is applicable to the life-stage specialty you choose.

  • 6-, 9- OR 12-WEEK PROGRAM OPTIONS

    Choose additional life-stage specialties to expand who you can work with. Each additional life-stage specialty is 3-weeks long. If you choose two life-stage specialties, your training will be 9-weeks long and if you choose all three life-stage specialties, your training will be 12-weeks long.

  • CERTIFIED IN 6 WEEKS

    Start coaching clients after you complete your 6-week training and earn your Health Coach Certification, even if you have chosen to complete multiple life-stage courses.

Master Health Coach Certification

  • INCLUDES YOUR HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION

    The Master Health Coach Certification includes one, two or all three life-stage specialty courses (Families, Pregnancy, or Adults & Seniors) plus the Master Training course. Enroll straightaway in the Master Health Coach Certification with your choice of life-stage courses or add on the Master Training course after completing your Health Coach Certification.

  • MASTER TRAINING COURSE

    With a focus on behavior change, you will learn advanced coaching skills and techniques to help clients make sustainable changes that will improve their health and lives. When you complete this 24-week master training, in addition to your initial 6-, 9- or 12-week life-stage course(s) you will be a Master Certified Health Coach.

  • PATHWAY TO NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

    As a Master Certified Health Coach, you qualify to apply for the National Board Exam to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

CUSTOMIZE YOUR HEALTH COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Choose your own path on your journey to becoming a Certified Health Coach with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. Enroll in any one of our multiple life stage courses, or continue your education with our Advanced Coach Training and Techniques Course.

OPPORTUNITIES YOU’LL DISCOVER AS A HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH

  • BE AN ENTREPRENEUR

    Drive an income with your passion for encouraging healthier living and make your work fit your life, not your life fit your work.

  • DISCOVER NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    Join an organization who invests in health. A wide range of organizations are hiring Certified Health Coaches, including corporations, doctor offices, fitness centers, insurance companies, virtual coaching organizations, and many more.

  • ESTABLISH YOURSELF AS A SPEAKER

    Be the voice of health and wellness with speaking opportunities, reaching large and small audiences with valuable information that will open their eyes to improve their overall health.

  • EXPAND YOUR EXISTING CAREER

    Grow your knowledge and broaden your opportunities by enhancing your offerings to current and future clients.

  • SPECIALIZED WELLNESS COACHING

    Meet the needs of your most unique clients. Through a science-based education, you are better equipped to support those with food allergies, special needs, and other conditions with relevant information for their current stage of life.

  • BE A VIRTUAL HEALTH COACH

    Reach more clients from anywhere in the world. Technology offers you the ability to work virtually with clients by phone, through video conferencing, or our proprietary online platform.

HELPING YOU SUCCEED AS A CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

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The benefits of our program continue even after you receive your Health Coach Certification. Your success is our priority.

  • OUR TRAINING IS SCIENCE-BASED

    We provide you with credible fact-based information, skills, and materials based on proven science, making you an invaluable resource to your clients.

  • WE STAND BEHIND YOU

    We are real people who share your passion and are ready to help you throughout your training and beyond with ongoing education, resources and support.

  • WE PROVIDE READY-TO-USE MATERIALS

    Ready, set, go! No need to spend time creating a curriculum or marketing materials. We’ve already taken care of that for you to help you get your career running.

Is Health Coaching Right for You?

Experience the best in online learning!

Enjoy state of the art online classrooms that deliver an effective and flexible learning experience to aid you in obtaining your Health Coach Certification. As a student, you will be able to view live coursework 24/7, interact virtually with other classmates, and receive feedback and support from your qualified instructor.

AN ACCREDITED AND APPROVED HEALTH COACH PROGRAM

 
Exercise Science Guide Top Ranked Health Coach Certification

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR

Registered Nurses, Fitness Instructors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Childbirth Educators, Teachers, Registered Dietitians and other licensed professions.

Join our Certified Health Coaches

serving in over 90 countries around the world.

aurora-javier-health-coach-certification-review“A big thanks for the program that helps people make better choices for themselves and their families through the science-based knowledge imparted in these courses.”

Aurora Javier, Certified Health Coach

cherise-taylor-health-coach-certification-review“You are going to be amazed at how well put together this program is! It was worth every dollar! You will learn so much about how to help yourself and others have a healthier lifestyle.”

Cherise Taylor, Certified Health Coach

ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH COACHING

Health coaching is an emerging field where Certified Health Coaches work with clients to help them achieve optimal health and wellness. Certified Health Coaches are behavior change specialists that help their clients identify and stick with their health goals in the areas of lifestyle, exercise, attitude, nutrition, stress management, sleep, smoking cessation, and many other areas.

Yes, Certified Health Coaches are in demand and expected to be even more so in coming years. The global health coach market was valued at $14.48 billion in 2021 and is estimated to hit over $25.95 billion by 2030 (precedenceresearch.com).

The average Health Coach salary varies depending on education, certifications, years of experience, additional skills, and location. The typical annual salary range of a Health Coach usually falls between $50,000 and $80,000.

Health Coaches who want to work for a company can find a wide variety of job opportunities on websites such as ZipRecruiter and Indeed. Graduates of DSWI also have access to a private job board where Health Coach job opportunities are posted and updated regularly.  Some Health Coaches, who want to be self-employed, start their own Health Coaching practice and receive business building support from our Coach Success Manager.

At the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, you can become a Certified Health Coach in as little at 6-weeks.  You can qualify to sit for the NBHWC National Board Exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach in as little at 30 weeks.

At the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute our Health Coach Certification courses start at $945.00.

No, health coaching is not regulated by a government agency or entity.  This is why Health Coaches who complete a qualified training receive a certification, not a license. Which is why health coaching is recognized in every state in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

 

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