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?

Alliances - CE Provider Accreditations

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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, indendent 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.

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

Testimonials

  • This program has very clearly helped me to realize that there is a much more effective way to go about counseling. Not to mention, I've been directing and problem solving all these years instead of letting my patients do the work! Through this wonderful program I am confident that I can implement changes that will i...

    Valerie Botega, RDN

    Monmouth Junction, NJ

  • My CHC certification provided a pivotal turn in my career path that led me to a position that was the perfect fit at the perfect time! I am positive God led me in that direction and am thankful your program was the one I chose.

    Linda Martin, RN

    Tuscaloosa, AL

  • I highly recommend this program! There is a lot of great information that people who say they do coaching are not fully understanding the methods.

    Lori Woolman, LPTA

    Omro, WI

  • I highly recommend this program. I am able to use the skills taught in consultations. I could study at my own pace, and the materials were easily accessible and easy to navigate.

    Julia Price, MD

    Cheshire, United Kingdom

  • In the past 3 years as a RN and certified diabetes educator, I have assisted as an adjunct instructor at a private college. Applying what I learned in this program has transformed how I educate my students! The live practice, recorded videos and skills practice helped to reinforce the material.

    Tammy Brazier, RN. CDE

    Batesville, AR

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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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Certifying Health Coaches Worldwide

Contact us today and take the first step towards health coach certification! 

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