Health and Wellness Coaching Certification for Allied Health Professionals

This certification is ideal if you are currently working in an allied health capacity and you have a prior health qualification (advanced diploma or higher) and you wish to expand into the Health and Wellness Coaching field.

If you are a health or wellness professional and looking to complete the required training to be qualified and professionally recognised as a Health and Wellness Coach, then the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification for Allied Health Professionals may be ideal for you. 

This 3 level training certification will enable you to expand your current health qualification by adding the Health and Wellness Coaching skillset to your current work or pivot your occupation into this new practice. 

Undertaken in a progressive learning format, with varied options on how you would like to complete each level of training (face to face workshop or online), this certification will allow you to develop and harness your coaching skills in the areas you desire to vastly improve client outcomes and the success of your business. 

Become Professionally Recognised in 6 months

This evidence- based, practical qualification is backed by latest research and international trends in the health coaching field is your pathway into becoming a credentialed Health and Wellness Coach here in Australia and New Zealand and overseas.

  • completion of this Certification coupled with an advanced Diploma/Bachelor degree or higher in a health related area, will enable you to gain your Professional Recognition and membership with the Health Coaches Association – Australia and New Zealand (HCANZA)
  • completion of this certification program can provide a pathway into the Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching which is an approved training program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC). 

12 month, online and highly interactive course

The latest evidence-based learning in health behaviour change

Internationally recognised and approved

Learn more about this evidence-based coach training course from WCA Managing Director, Fiona Cosgrove

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Who is this Course Ideal For?

This certification is ideal if you are currently working in an allied health capacity and you have a prior health qualification (advanced diploma or higher) and you wish to expand into the Health and Wellness Coaching field. Some of the allied health qualified professional eligible for this certification: 

  • Nurses, 
  • Doctors,
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nutritionists and Dieticians,
  • Naturopaths or holistic health practitioners
  • Physiotherapist
  • Osteopaths and Chiropractors, and
  • fitness professionals (hold advanced diploma or higher).

This certification covers our core coaching competency training that is the foundation for all of our qualification courses. You will undertake these 3 levels of training in a progressive format starting with Level 1 and building upon your theoretical learning and practical skillset as you work through the levels.

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Professional Recognition and Insurance

Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association

Completion of the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification for Allied Health Professionals (coach training levels 1, 2 and 3), coupled with an advanced Diploma/Bachelor degree or higher in a health related area, will enable you to gain your Professional Recognition with the Health Coaches Association – Australia and New Zealand (HCANZA) and apply for full membership status through their equivalency application pathway.

Health Coaches Association – Australia New Zealand is the leading industry association for our practice that supports Health & Wellness Coaches, Primary Care Physicians and Allied Health professionals to connect, communicate and aspire to deliver on our collective vision of Co-Creating Universal Health and Wellness. They are a respected industry voice for an appropriate standard in Health & Wellness Coaching nationally and internationally.

Your membership will provide Professional Recognition of your certification and also a marketing platform for you as a coach in their website. To find out more about the industry association and the benefits of being a member, visit their website www.hcanza.org/membership-benefits

Pathway to National Board Certification with NBHWC (U.S)

Completion of this certification program can provide a pathway into the Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching which is an approved training program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC). Completion of this qualification provides students the eligibility to apply and sit the National Board Certification exam and become a “Board Certified” Health and Wellness Coach – the highest qualification internationally for the Health and Wellness Coaching field.

This international certification level is NOT administered by Wellness Coaching Australia, rather the completion of this course (which is NBHWC approved) allows you to meet the required training criteria to apply for the exam.

To find out more about this international certification pathway, and gauge whether therefore enrolling in our Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching course is right for you, visit the NBHWC website https://nbhwc.org/become-a-board-certified-coach/

Course Delivery and Fees

Delivered over a 6 month study program, the 3 levels of training are presented through a blended learning format including live webinars, practical sessions, coach a client sessions, live workshops (optional), and backed up by a learner portal with self learning activities and comprehensive assessment tasks. It can be adapted for anyone looking for a 100% distance learning option.
Interest free, 6 month payment plans are available – contact us for more information.

Refer to the course guide for more details on the delivery formats for each unit and course fees.

Course Enrolment

We offer multiple intakes throughout the year where you can choose to enrol before the intake close date to receive access to the first self guided unit straight away to get started. Select your preferred payment option (payment plan or pay upfront) during the online enrolment process.

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
October 2021 Intake (AHP) 01/10/2021 31/03/2022 $2,630.00

Industry Accredited - Continuing Education Points/Credits

Individual learning elements within our course are accredited as continuing education for professional development with some of the leading health, fitness and wellness bodies in Australia and overseas. Refer to the course guide for more details

Testimonials

“As an allied health professional who works in the chronic disease management and prevention space, an understanding of human behaviour and coaching principles is imperative when working with clients. I completed my Level 1 & 2 wellness coaching course to enhance my skills and breadth of knowledge when working with such clients. Level 3 built upon this learning and provided an opportunity for practical applications through regular coaching circles. This course has opened my lens both personally and professionally, and has shifted my approach to practice. I am currently implementing coaching techniques within my work as an allied health professional and also plan to expand this further within my own business of wellness coaching. The course was fantastic and extremely valuable. Highly recommend”
Stephanie Aalders