CertifiedHealth Coach

United States Health Foundation is proud to announce our newest program: Certified Health Coach. This class is open to anyone who wishes to become a certified health coach and help clients reach their personal health goals. This class is offered to licensed health care professionals, personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts, human resource personnel, and wellness professionals with a desire to teach others how to decrease chronic disease risks and achieve optimal health and wellness.


By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify issues and conditions affecting the client’s optimal health and wellness.
2. Recommend strategies and develop a health improvement plan for the client to achieve optimum health through physical activity, nutrition, stress management, disease prevention and management, and healthy lifestyle habits.
3. Understand the role of the health coach as part of the interdisciplinary health care team.
4. Use evidence-based health practices to help the client attain optimal health and wellness.
5. List tools and strategies used by the health coach.
6. Successfully pass the United States Health Foundation “Certified Health Coach” optional certification exam.


7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Sign in

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Overview of evidence-based health coaching

  • Current state of health care
  • Definition of health coaching
  • Skills needed to be a health coach
  • Model of evidence-based health coaching
  • Ethical standards and scope of practice

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Effective Communication

  • Types of communication
  • Effective listening
  • Teaching/Learning styles
  • Effective expression

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Motivational Interviewing (Active listening skills practice)

  • The power of questions
  • Pro Change Talk
  • Reflective Listening
  • Decision Balance Tool
  • Practice Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4 Steps of Health Coaching

  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Health Risk Review
  • Health Improvement Plan/ Goal Setting
  • Follow up coaching

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Core Elements of Health Coaching

  • Identifying the issues affecting a healthy lifestyle
  • Breaking the dependency cycle
  • Evidence-based exercise prescription
  • Practical application of nutritional concepts
  • Stress Management /Neuromuscular Relaxation
  • Practice health coaching session

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Evidence-based interventions for chronic conditions

  • Diabetes Management
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Ortho Conditions and Chronic Pain
  • Decreasing Cancer Risk
  • Other Chronic Conditions
  • Quality of life and end stage considerations

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Psychology of Health Coaching

  • Dr. Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model –
  • “Readiness To Change Scale”
  • Self-efficacy, self-concept, and self esteem
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Business of Health Coaching

  • Establishing or adding to your existing business
  • How to generate an additional revenue stream
  • Client acquisition and retention
  • Marketing your services
  • Individual vs. group health coaching

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Putting it all together from start to finish

5:00 p.m.

EXAM (Optional) only $99.99

What Is Your Definition Of Healthy?

Healthy can mean different things to different people. You don't have to be a competitive bicyclist or a marathon runner to be healthy or to lead a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is comprised of many elements, including:

  • Healthy Eating - Eating a well balanced diet of foods low in saturated fats, moderate in carbohydrates, and sufficient in protein is a good start. A dietician or nutritionist can help you design a diet plan that's right for you.

  • Physical activity - Regular physical activity consisting of both cardiovascular training and strength training are essential for your physical health. There are many different recommendations for how much exercise you need. A qualified exercise physiologist or nationally accredited personal trainer can help you design the activity program that is right for you based on your fitness goals.

  • Rest - The body needs rest to recover from the daily rigors of work, exercise, and other stressors. Adequate sleep is important for the mind and body to recover and replenish its energy. The typical person needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

  • Proper Hydration - Since the body is comprised of approximately 70% water, it is important to drink enough water each day to replenish the body. We lose water every day through perspiration, elimination of waste, and breathing. The amount of water you need depends on your body weight, frequency and intensity of exercise, climate you live in, and physiological factors of your body.

  • Balance - As with most things, moderation is the key to good balance in life. The best strategy is to make time for all the elements of a healty lifestyle in your daily routine. This will keep the stress levels low, which will help with blood pressure, metabolic functions, and maintaining healthy relationships.

Medical CoursesProvided

  • Health Coaching $199


    The health coach is the link between traditional medicine and a healthy lifestyle. The health coach guides clients in healthy lifestyle changes and life habits including physical, nutritional, stress, and disease.

    Health Coaching $99

    Cert. Exam

    The certification exam is only for those who have completed the required home study and classroom portions of the Certified Health Coach program.

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