Different Options for Different Needs

Certification With Life-Stage Focused Courses

Allowing you to offer a variety of programs for optimal health and wellness


The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute offers Health Coach Certification courses that provide age specific programs, advanced training, resources, and tools.

Whether you choose to become a Certified Health Coach (CHC) with our life-stage specialty courses, or take your coaching to the next level by becoming a Master Certified Health Coach (MCHC), you can pick the path to certification that best fits your needs.

Choose Your Health Coach Certification Courses

Instructor-Led Courses: A Certified Health Coach needs the knowledge, tools and resources designed to support clients at their specific life-stage. We help you achieve this by giving you the option to choose one (1), two (2), or all three (3) life-stage specialty courses (Families, Adults & Seniors, and/or Pregnancy). Your first course is six (6) weeks and includes your core health coach training, plus the content and curriculum for that life-stage. Each additional life-stage specialty is three (3) weeks, building upon the core foundational knowledge acquired in your first course.  

Self-Study Course: Our most popular Adults & Seniors Course is now available as a self-study option. This new Adults & Seniors Self-Study Course allows you to become a Health Coach on your own schedule and be ready to make an impact with clients quickly.  Get Started >

Instructor-Led Master Course: For those desiring to become a Master Certified Health Coach, once you have completed your initial course, you will begin your 24-week Master Course. 

Health Coach Certification

Families Health Coach Certification

Help parents and/or children learn simple healthy habits that prevent nutrition related diseases, enhance overall health, and improve children’s learning and behavior with the L.E.A.N. Start program curriculum.

Health Coach Certification

Adults Health Coach Certification

Empower adults to add life to their years and years to their life by sharing skills and information to sharpen thinking, boost energy, prevent age-related diseases, and take charge of their health with the Prime-Time Health program curriculum.

Health Coach Certification

Pregnancy Health Coach Certification

Equip pregnant and new moms to have a healthier pregnancy and baby, a smoother delivery and recovery, and to implement optimal pre- and post-natal nutrition practices with the Healthy Expectations program curriculum.

Master HC Certification


The Master Course is a masters-level training designed for those looking to take their coaching to the next level, become a Master Certified Health Coach (MCHC), and qualify to sit for the NBHWC National Board Exam.

A Science-based Foundation

Your Health Coach Certification begins with science

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Health Coach Training is based on scientific principles that support optimal wellness. You will learn an evidence-based, balanced approach to wellness based on Dr. Sears’ four pillars of health which include Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.).  Through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute training, you will learn how to help others live a healthier life and understand not just what to do, but why – with the backing of over 400 scientific articles and studies.


If you are curious how others have felt about their experience as students and graduates of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, we invite you read their comments.