Become a Certified Health Coach (CHC)

The NSHC is Advancing Evidence-based Health Coaching & Patient Engagement in Clinical Practice Around the Globe

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We're Shaping The Future of Health Coaching!


National & International Recognition

  • Ranked #1 Most Popular Health Coach Certification by Exercise Science Guide
  • Designated as the Most Prestigious Program in the Country by PTPioneer Due to Strict Standards of Entry 
  • Listed among the Best Health Coach Certification Programs by Verywell Fit
  • PTPioneer rated the NSHC program One of the Top Health Coaching Programs for 2022
  • Only Program certifying licensed clinicians and practitioners exclusively

How NSHC’s Program Differs

NSHC is the only certifying body designed specifically for licensed health practitioners credentialed to coach those with moderate to high health risks, chronic conditions, and disease. 
 5 Reasons to Choose NSHC

Affordable, self-paced study

Our program is 100% at your own pace and on your time. 42 CECs upon passing the exam.  Affordably priced with the option to pay now online or pay later via PayPal Credit.

Developed by clinicians for you

NSHC's program and Health Coach Certification has been developed specifically for health practitioners in contrast to programs developed for the masses.  
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Transitioning mindsets & behaviors

Recognize cues of behavior change readiness and use new skills of motivational interviewing to tap into the patient's own motivation to change; which begs the question, Why Don't People Change Behavior?

How to Get Certified

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How to Get Started

1. Purchase NSHC Program Materials
2. Receive Registration ID from the NSHC via Email
3. Use ID to Complete Registration Online
4. Begin study at your own pace!

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Complete self-paced, independent study

On average, a minimum of 85 hours of focused self-study commensurates with passing the exam. The program is a blended one that includes a study manual and additional online study resources. 

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Pass the exam and get your certification

One complimentary test session is provided when testing is completed within 12 months from the date of purchase. The NSHC's health coach certification is valid for 5 years from the date the exam is passed.

Eligibility & Testing

Health Coaching Skills You’ll Learn

We provide the "nuts and bolts" of Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® with Motivational Interviewing (MI) for use in healthcare and wellness settings through a myriad of teaching methods and learning tools.

Decrease patient/client resistance to their own treatment plan
Integrate EBHC with MI into chronic condition management, wellness, and prevention
Employ MI in brief clinical encounters
Use new conversational skills of motivational interviewing that tap into the patient's own motivation to change
Recognize cues that reveal one’s behavior change readiness
Use avenues that enhance likelihood of goal achievement
Select and tabulate health coaching outcomes with easy to use tools
Self-assess your communication style and be alert to pitfalls
Self-assess your active listening skills
Integrate easy-to-use EBHC patient/client tools into your practice


  • "I have already recommended CHC to my colleagues. It is important to empower clients to pursue their health goals and support them with evidence-based knowledge. This program is designed for clinicians and the materials and resources are high quality and evidence-based."

    L. Briggins Tate, RN

    Jacksonville, FL

  • This course should be required for anyone working in the health field. It opened my eyes to how directive the current health care system is. I highly recommend this program!

    M. Donahue, RN

    Bridgewater, MA

  • "I love the concept of Health Coaching instead of just spewing facts at Patients. I can see how this will decrease resistance to change and help patients better understand their personal motivation to change. I can teach until I have no breath, but if they don't change, I have accomplished nothing."

    P. Pitman, RN

    New Bren, NC

  • Great program for people with a healthcare background, in that the training takes into account the baseline knowledge of the participant (and the pitfalls that may present!) along with offering insights into how to make coaching fit into a busy patient schedule. Appreciate the emphasis on EBP. I highly recommend it!

    M. Brodeur, RN, Occ Health

    Nashua, NH

  • This program has been instrumental in helping me to understand how to better relate to patient ambivalence. I've learned how important it is to let the patient talk to me about their concerns and address those versus what I think the patient needs to comply with or do. I highly recommend this program!

    H. Clark, RDH

    Valparaiso, IN

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Get Continuing Education Credits

42 CECs are provided complimentary upon passing the exam. 

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Host an onsite or virtual CoachClinic®

Our highly popular, interactive day-long event is hosted by your organization onsite or virtually via Zoom and facilitated by an NSHC Lead Coach.

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