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How is the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Health Coach Training different?
Science-based – The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Health Coach Training was developed by world-renowned physician William Sears, MD, and a team of experts. The training is based on scientific principles that support optimal wellness, rather than just theory or opinion. 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 understand not just what to do to live more healthfully, but why to do it and the science that supports all recommendations.
Ready-to-use programs – In addition to all of the core information you will learn to be certified as a Health Coach, you will also learn a complete program you can use with others. Each of the programs (Families, Pregnancy and Adults/Seniors) comes with six hours of content, including scripts and client workbooks. You can choose to use these optional programs as we present them to you, or you can tailor them for your client’s needs.
Multiple coaching formats – You will learn a variety of coaching strategies that can be used with individuals, small groups (in a workshop format) or large group presentations.
Ongoing support – You will receive ongoing support and education from instructors and a fully trained staff, before, during and after your training.
Structured training, yet flexible – The training is designed so you feel like you are in a small classroom environment, with an instructor providing feedback and support throughout the training to you and your classmates. Everything is online and available 24/7 so you can study when it works for your schedule.
Is the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute accredited?
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is approved by the ICHWC, formerly known as the NCCHWC. (For more information visit ICHWC.org)
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is also recognized by a number of other credible organizations such as: Brandman University, ACE, NANP, ICEA, CDR, NASM, ACSM and is able to offer continuing education for many licensed professions.
What is the difference between a Certified Health Coach and a Master Certified Health Coach?
A Master Certified Health Coach takes your coaching to the next level! The Master Health Coaching Certification helps you to build upon the knowledge and skills you learned in your Certified Health Coach course(s). This course covers our Advanced Coach Training & Techniques, focusing on the psychology of coaching – developing your skills to work with clients on a deeper level.
The Master Certified Health Coach certification meets the requirements of the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC). Those who complete this certification become eligible to sit for the National Board Certification Exam offered by the ICHWC to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).
Are there any pre-requisites to enroll in training?
We have students with varying backgrounds, education, degrees, work and life experience who are able to successfully complete the training. If you would like to talk to someone about your qualifications and if the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Health Coach Training is a good fit for you, please contact us at 866-446-1967.
Does the training cover marketing?
As part of your Health Coach training, you will learn how to put your new Health Coach skills to use! You will learn how and where to begin promoting your services, how to partner with different providers and organizations and use other essential marketing tactics to help you succeed in your new Health Coaching ventures. Upon graduation, you will also have access to ready-made presentations, affordably priced professional marketing materials like brochures, posters and website development in addition to other tools that will help you start implementing your Health Coaching services.
What type of ongoing support and education does Dr. Sears Wellness Institute provide?
Upon successful completion of the Health Coach Training, you will have access to the Coach Portal which contains many educational and marketing resources and tools to help you implement your Health Coaching services. Each month we offer advanced educational webinars and conference calls exclusively for our Certified Health Coaches. In addition we have a fully trained staff available via phone or email to assist you with all of your coaching needs.
Is there a re-certification process?
Yes, there is an annual re-certification process. Re-certifying allows you to maintain your active coach status and access to an annually updated refresher course. Maintaining your active certification allows you access to the exclusive Coach Portal which contains a vast amount of tools and resources on everything from nutrition to marketing. As an active coach, you also have the ability to participate in ongoing advanced education presentations provided on a monthly basis. These presentations are posted in the Coach Portal for 24/7 access. You will need to re-certify annually for three years to maintain your certification. There is a $145 re-certification fee your first year; $95 the second year and $75 the third year. Once you have re-certified for three consecutive years, you are considered a lifetime coach and no longer need to pay a re-certification fee. You will still have complete access to all the tools and resources in the Coach Portal after your final renewal!
Are payment plans available?
Yes, we do offer payment plans for residents of the United States. There is a one-time payment plan fee that is added to the cost of the training. Learn more about our payment plans
What are the specific technology (hardware or software) requirements to participate in the online training?
Our Health Coach Training is an online program and is compatible with most browsers; however the preferred browsers are Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. You will need a high-speed internet connection to view the eLearning segments with your desktop, laptop or tablet (i.e. iPad).
What can a Certified Health Coach do with their certification?
Individuals who graduate from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute work in a variety of settings including medical facilities, corporate wellness, schools, fitness centers, with private clients, etc. Health Coaches can work with individuals, small groups (in a workshop format), and large groups. See what our graduates are doing with their certification