How To Become a Health Coach: Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate Program

Madalina Ticu
IIN Class: September 2018

What is the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate?

The Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate sets you apart from other Health Coaches, demonstrating your deep understanding of holistic health, coaching, and behavior change. With your certificate, apply what you’ve learned to transform your life, including pursuing personal and professional development through our educational and coaching partners that recognize this certificate. Plus, we offer a pathway to NBHWC board certification so you can take your career to the next level. 

With IIN, you’ll have endless opportunities to live a life you love.

How to become a Health Coach

Not all health coaching schools are created equal, so it’s important to select a credible school or program that is licensed and recognized by third-party organizations for excellence in wellness education. IIN has been leading the industry for the past 30 years with our Health Coach Training Program™, which can be completed in six or 12 months, in English or Spanish, and has evolved to become the most respected, in-depth, and interactive online training available.

You’ll learn from over 95 visiting faculty on a wide spectrum of wellness topics and concepts that you’ll need as a Health Coach, including the IINtegrative Coaching MethodTM, IIN’s signature method at the forefront of coaching. Practice and refine your skills during virtual Coaching Circle sessions with professional Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches, preparing you to become a successful Health Coach or wellness entrepreneur. Learn more about The Health Coach Training Program Curriculum.

Why would someone want to become a Health Coach?

A Health Coach is a wellness entrepreneur with limitless opportunities to create a flexible yet lucrative career doing what they love—helping others! If you want to get educated on the multidimensional aspects of health, from physical and mental health to spiritual health; if you desire a career that fits with your lifestyle; or if you want to advance your existing career, becoming a Health Coach may be right for you.

What is a Health Coach and what do they do?

Health Coaches share knowledge on how to create sustainable behavior change, but their role is not to dictate what’s best for the client—they provide information and resources for clients to make informed decisions that work best for them and align with their unique needs and goals.

Health Coaches work in traditional healthcare settings, such as coaching clients one-on-one, in groups, or in doctor’s offices, as well as in entrepreneurial wellness settings, such as gyms, spas, or food, beauty and supplement companies. The career paths and earning potential for Health Coaches are limitless, especially with the globally respected and recognized Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certificate. 

The demand for Health Coaches

IIN pioneered the field of health coaching 30 years ago, and the demand for Health Coaches has never been higher. As holistic health practices and modalities become more popular, Health Coaches have an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate their value and provide resources for better physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Increased acceptance of telehealth services has opened doors for Health Coaches to work virtually, such as through wellness technology apps and insurance companies offering virtual health coaching. The American Medical Association recently approved health coaching CPT codes, the uniform language for coding healthcare services and procedures for insurance, highlighting the need for Health Coaches to continue to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

 By completing their training online and learning to showcase their expertise with their communities virtually, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches can maximize their value and reach more people than ever before. 

Our Partnerships & Affiliations

We give our students and graduates incredible opportunities to advance their education and careers through our strategic partnerships and affiliations in the U.S. and around the world.

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Ashley Hampton
IIN Class: May 2020 Accelerated

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Health Coaches Are Needed Now More Than Ever!

Health and wellness coaching is a vital aspect of creating and sustaining healthy lifestyle changes. Isn’t it amazing that the world is finally catching up? The New York Times even wrote We Could All Use a Health Coach, stating that “chronic disorders are responsible for the majority of the trillions of dollars now spent on health care... insurers would be wise to include health coaching among the services offered.” 

Health Coaches are becoming recognized as integral parts of people’s health and well-being, working alongside other wellness professionals to address the global health crisis and ignite positive change. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Health Coach.