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Health Coach Certification: How to Become a Health Coach

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What is the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate?

With IIN’s Health Coach Training Program, you’ll have endless opportunities to live a life you love.

The Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate is earned after successful completion of The Health Coach Training ProgramTM. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a learning pathway that will enable you to transform your health, your career (or both!) to align with your personal and professional goals. Dive into diverse content that teaches you integrative nutrition and nutrition science, coaching, and business skills. Our certificate sets you apart from other Health Coaches, demonstrating your deep understanding of holistic health and behavior change.

Apply what you’ve learned to create your own wellness business, earn continuing education with one of our global partners, as well as work towards becoming a board certified Health Coach with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

How to become a Health Coach

IIN’s online Health Coach Training Program can be completed in six or 12 months, in English or Spanish, and has evolved to become the most respected, in-depth, and interactive training available. You’ll learn from over 95 visiting faculty on a wide spectrum of wellness topics that you’ll embrace as a Health Coach. Plus, you’ll learn our signature IINtegrative Coaching MethodTM, teaching you the art and science of coaching that has set the foundation of success for our graduates over the last 30 years.

Refine your skills during virtual Coaching Circle sessions with professional Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches, preparing you not only to coach yourself to great health, but also to create a career that is emotionally and financially rewarding. You’ll walk away from the training program with the skills and resources you need to nourish, heal, and thrive in all aspects of your life, and work with clients to do the same.

Not all health coaching schools or certification programs 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 coach education. 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 healthy lifestyle; or if you want to advance your existing career, becoming a Health Coach with IIN’s Health Coach Training Program 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 who graduate from the Health Coach Training Program can work in traditional healthcare, such as coaching clients one-on-one, in groups, or partnering with healthcare professionals 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 those who graduate from the globally respected and recognized Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training Program.


The demand for Integrative Nutrition graduates


IIN pioneered the field of health coaching 30 years ago, and the demand for people skilled in holistic health and behavior change has never been higher. As holistic health practices become more popular, there's an unprecedented opportunity for IIN graduates to demonstrate their knowledge and provide resources, whether simply for themselves or for their families, for better physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

The demand for Health Coaches has also increased as the acceptance of telehealth services has opened doors for Health Coaches to work remotely, such as through wellness technology apps and insurance companies offering virtual health coaching. The American Medical Association 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 your training online and learning how to build an online business and brand, you can showcase your expertise with a global audience and reach more people than ever before. The world needs Health Coaches—the world needs YOU!

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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.  

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