Health and Wellness Coaching Certification for Health & Allied Health Professionals
This certification is ideal if you are currently working in a health or 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.
Health and Wellness Coach Training Retreat
October 15-19, 2023
Coolangatta, Gold Coast
Join us in October 2023 for our first immersive training retreat, to be held in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Over 4 days we will be taking you through a hands-on, practical training program, allowing you to fast track through the ‘live’ training elements within the Allied Health Practitioner certificate where you can potentially complete the entire qualification within 1 month instead of the standard 6 month program online.
Train alongside like-minded people and share in your experience with this small group training event. Our senior trainers will take you through a program of highly participatory lectures, rich with hands-on practical learning, coaching demonstrations, case studies, role play and real-time mentoring and feedback.
If you are a health or allied health 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 Health & 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 coaching 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).
Learn more about this evidence-based coach training course from WCA Managing Director, Fiona Cosgrove
Who is this Course Ideal For?
This certification is ideal if you are currently working in a health or allied health capacity where 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 qualified professions eligible for this certification:
- Exercise Physiologists
- Nutritionists and Dieticians,
- Naturopaths or holistic health practitioners
- 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 Health & Allied Health Professionals, 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
Unit Credit Transfer to the Professional Certificate – an approved program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (USA)
Completion of this certification program will have you completing 3 of the core coaching units within the NBHWC approved Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching.
Choose to enrol in this larger qualification with WCA and this will provide 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.
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||Intake Status||Course End Date (at the latest)|
|November/December 2023 Intake (AHP)||Enrolment Open||30/06/2024|
|January/February 2024 Intake (AHP)||Enrolment Open||31/12/2024|
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