Health Coaching Credentialing
The National Society of Health Coaches is dedicated to advancing the use of Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® by clinicians and practitioners. The NSHC offers health coach certification exclusively to licensed health practitioners/clinicians who within their clinical practice engage individuals in wellness, prevention, chronic condition, and disease self-management, as well as those with moderate to high health risks. The understanding of one’s general health and wellness cannot be separated from the coaching engagement.
NSHC’s health coach certification eligibility criteria are most stringent; requiring a current State or National license, registration, or certification to assess, plan, treat, implement and/or evaluate clinical interventions in clinical and wellness settings. Upon learning this, many employers prefer their staff to be trained by the NSHC.
Registered Nurses are eligible for the full NSHC Health Coach Certification program as a path to become nationally board certified.