Become a Certified Health Coach, CHC
Through the National Society of Health Coaches!
Advancing Evidence-based Health Coaching & Patient Engagement in Clinical Practice

NSHC Health Coach Certification Core Competencies

Evidence-based core competencies are validated through certification examination and simulated video skills competency.  Core Competencies include:

  1. NSHC Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice
  2. Active Listening
  3. Communication Styles
  4. Transtheoretical Model of Change / Change Readiness
  5. Societal Influences on Behavior Change
  6. Cultural Competence
  7. Goal-setting
  8. Guiding the Agenda
  9. Use of Evidence-based Practice Interventions
  10. Motivational Interviewing (MI)
          Open-ended questions
          Affirmation
          Reflection
          Summary
          Managing resistance
          Empowering 
  11. Telephonic Coaching