Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0

Master Your Coaching Skills & Get Equipped to Sit for the National Certifying Exam

ClP: Master Your Coaching Skills

Set yourself up for greater success with advanced coaching skills while completing your education requirements to sit for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) certifying exam.

The Coaching Intensive Practicum is one of the only training programs for Integrative Nutrition grads approved by the NBHWC.

The Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is for you if...

CIP is for you if

  • You want to become board certified through the NBHWC, a recognized industry leader, to set yourself apart as a Health Coach.
  • You want to take your coaching practice to the next level by expanding your reach, enhancing your credibility, and making more money doing what you love.
  • You’re looking for a training program that offers hours of live support so you can ask for feedback, offer advice, and practice your coaching skills in a safe and interactive environment.
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Meet Your Course Instructors

Megan Fedorenchik Kalocinski

Elizabeth Mander

Merritt Tracy

Your goal of becoming board-certified starts here.
NBHWC fully approved training program
The Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 will help you master the NBHWC core competencies around coaching skills and relationships so you can confidently and successfully apply for the next NBHWC certifying exam.
22 live group calls
With mandatory twice-weekly calls, led by your course instructor, this course provides you with ample mentorship and guidance – more than any other advanced course IIN offers!
40 handouts to print and use in real-time
From helping you boost your confidence to getting more comfortable closing the deal with clients - we've added a wide range of handouts to help take your understanding of key lessons a step further, so you can make a bigger impact right away.

At IIN, we believe that learning is best accomplished through practice, observation, and participation. That’s why the Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 – a deep dive into the coaching strategies and techniques you need to stand out in a field that’s growing every day – should be the next step in your health coaching journey.

We've refreshed and enhanced our fastest-selling course to bring you twelve weeks of live learning and mentorship, expert coaching demonstrations, and an in-depth overview of how to apply evidence-based best practices in health coaching. With 10 modules consisting of 45 videos and 40 handouts, 22 live calls, interactive skill-building activities, and study resources - the Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is action-packed and fast-paced.

You'll receive an overview of important coaching tools and processes, including motivational interviewing, helping clients through the stages of change, and masterfully using communication skills, such as mirroring, reflecting, and powerful questioning. You’ll feel more confident in guiding your clients on a path toward positive change and will understand the true value of your profession - and the growing need for Health Coaches around the world.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and growth needed to sit for the NBHWC certifying exam.


In partnership with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is IIN's approved training program that allows you to complete the education requirements needed to apply to take the NBHWC's exam to become a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). The NBHWC continues to gain worldwide recognition as a key player in advancing the credibility of the health coaching field, and their board certification is regarded as a global benchmark of professional coach training.

What You’ll Learn

Understanding the Unique Value of a Health Coach

We’ll explore the definitions of what Health and Wellness Coaching is, and compare it with other professions so you develop a clear understanding of what it isn’t. This will help you identify the true value of your profession, why health coaching is changing the landscape of the healthcare industry, and all that you have to offer your clients.

The Client-Coach Relationship

You’ll learn how to properly prepare for your client session so you feel confident going into each one. We’ll also provide you with an in-depth overview of the three phases of a coaching relationship, and the tools and processes to use in each phase to create the most impactful results. You'll understand the importance of creating a safe space for your clients, and how being fully present sets the stage for what’s to come.

Effective Communication

The power of coaching unfolds in the dialogue between coach and client. Communication is key in establishing a successful client-coach relationship and we’ll provide you with effective ways to help clients open up, feel understood, be prompted to go deeper, weigh their alternatives, and move forward when they’re stuck. By the end of the course, you’ll have a complete set of tools for communicating directly and purposefully with your clients.

Creating Awareness and Inspiring Action

As the coach, you can guide your clients on a path towards better health and happiness, but you can’t do it for them. Your role as a Health Coach is to help them feel empowered to take action on their own, knowing that you’ll always be there in case they slip up or fall behind. By using a bio-individual approach of meeting each client where they’re at, you’ll help your clients gain greater awareness around their habits, emotions, and motivation for wanting to cultivate change.

Guiding Your Clients Towards Sustainable Change

Some of your clients will resist change more than others. However, as a Health Coach, you have the knowledge and advanced coaching skills you need to help guide those who feel more stuck than others. We’ll teach you how to use an evidenced-based process for inspiring change called Motivational Interviewing, and dive into the most effective ways to help clients track their progress and monitor accountability.

What You’ll Get in the Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0...

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is officially recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) for continuing education credits, which means that if you’re an ICF Coach, you can earn up to 40 credits towards your minimum credits to retain your credential. This is yet another pathway for you to grow your skill set and enhance your credibility as a Health Coach while achieving greater success in a rapidly growing field.

Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is officially recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) for continuing education credits, which means that if you’re an ICF Coach, you can earn up to 40 credits towards your minimum credits to retain your credential. This is yet another pathway for you to grow your skill set and enhance your credibility as a Health Coach while achieving greater success in a rapidly growing field.

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FAQ Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites for enrolling?

The only prerequisite is that you must have completed our Health Coach Training Program or received a certificate from another health coaching program.

How much time would I need to put into this course each week?

We suggest allowing 7-9 hours per week for this course, which includes time spent reviewing module content and completing assignments, attending your live learning sessions, participating in class discussions in the Facebook group, and completing your buddy coaching assignments.

Please keep in mind that this estimate does not include time spent studying for the certifying exam nor does it include time spent putting together your exam application or completing the coaching log hours that are required as part of the NBHWC’s application.

What is included in the course?

The Coaching Intensive Practicum is based on a live, interactive learning experience. There are two 90-minute live group calls every week (for a total of 22 webinars). These calls will be recorded and available on the Learning Center for replay, but your live attendance is mandatory to pass the course.

In weeks 1-10, a new module will open every Monday morning at 9am ET that you will gain access to in the Learning Center. Each module will include several prerecorded lectures, a self-assessment quiz, a module recap, optional recommended reading, and an occasional handout or reading assignment.

Does completing this course automatically qualify me to take the credentialing exam?

No. Upon successful completion of this course, IIN graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the certification exam offered by the NBHWC. Students interested in applying should consult NBHWC in advance of their course graduation date to take note of application requirements and registration deadlines.

I’m not sure if I want to take the credentialing exam. Are there any other benefits of taking this course?

Yes! This course can benefit any Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who wants to learn about evidence-based best practices for working with clients and have an opportunity to practice their skills and receive constructive feedback in an intimate learning environment.

What title do I earn after taking this course?

Your title will not change as a result of completing this course. While you will receive a digital certificate of completion, this course was designed to fulfill the education prerequisite for IIN graduates to be able to apply for the NBHWC certification exam. Completing this course does not grant you certification nor does it guarantee your acceptance to take the NBHWC certification exam.

For more information on application requirements for the exam, please visit the NBHWC exam information page.

What is the tuition for this course and does it cover the cost of the exam application?

Tuition for the program is $1150 - $1350. You can either pay in full ($1150), make two payments of $625 ($1250 total) or make three payments of $450 ($1350 total). The application and exam fees collected by the NBHWC during the application process are unrelated to, and not included in, the tuition for this course.

Who should I contact if I have questions or need assistance?

Interested in enrolling? Email and Coach Elena will get right back to you. Already enrolled? Email A member of our Student Success team will get back to you shortly! Support hours are Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm Eastern Time.