Institute for Integrative Nutrition

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is an online program offering a one year course to become a health counselor.  At times, they use the term ‘health counselor’ and other times you will see ‘health coach’. Their health coach training program began in 1992 and is focused on holistic nutrition.  The […] Read more

Spencer Institute

The Spencer Institute for Health Coach Certifications The Spencer Institute offers numerous coaching options, including lessons on how to become a wellness coach, a corporate wellness coach, a life strategies coach, a lifestyle fitness coach, a personal fitness chef, a holistic life coach, and a mind and body fitness coach. […] Read more

How to be a Health Coach

This website is dedicated to helping you determine answers to that very question, “How to be a Health Coach.”  And truthfully, there are quite a few different answers to that.  Additionally, this article will pose some key questions you should ask yourself when choosing a schooling path for becoming a […] Read more

Active Listening: An Important Health Coaching Skill

One of the key ingredients to successful health coaching of a client is to fully engage in active listening.  The entire focus should naturally be on the client (or patient) throughout the session. What is active listening? Active listening is focused listening and attention.  It is being present and fully […] Read more

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Health and Wellness Coaching

One thing you’ll have to be very mindful of, as you enter a career in the Health and Wellness Coaching field, is the code of ethics, confidentiality and even possible conflicts of interest. Though health coaching is not the same as a therapy or traditional ‘private counseling’ session, it does […] Read more

Duke Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching

Duke University is on the forefront of change in the realm of preventive care, accentuating self-responsibility and honoring patient value systems. They are taking major steps to add credibility and validity to the health coaching profession by way of research and upcoming policy change. Duke boasts an incredibly inspiring health […] Read more

Is there a Health and Wellness Degree?

Do I need a degree to become a health and wellness coach?   Many people who are health-oriented and begin to think of transforming their passion into a viable career wonder if they need a degree to become a health coach.  There is an increasing market for Health and Wellness […] Read more