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Advancing Evidence-based Health Coaching & Patient Engagement in Clinical Practice

NSHC Health Coach Program Details

There is a clear demand by the healthcare industry for Evidence-based Health Coach Certification based on an individual's clinical expertise, knowledge, and licensure/credentials to practice. The National Society of Health Coaches works closely with its Professional Advisory Board, professional practice associations, MINT Trainers, and others in professional and private practice to establish its standards for core competencies, training, and testing. NSHC's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are based on those of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

NSHC's self-study program, Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® for Healthcare Providers, 4th Edition, is uniquely designed for the busy healthcare professional and allied healthcare provider. On average, 85+ hours of focused self-study and practice are generally commensurate with testing success. However, differences in individual study habits, reading speed & comprehension should be taken into account.

NSHC's Self-Study Program includes either a Hardcopy Manual or E-Manual (for those that prefer to study online at our website).  The E-Manual is "read-only" - not downloadable, editable or printable.  Both study manuals include the same exact content and printable forms and tools. The program also includes additional online study aids, resources, and online testing.  

University/college Faculty, contact us for information related to incorporating Evidence-based Health Coaching into course curriculum.

Included with each Registration 

  • Hard copy Manual OR E-Manual access
  • Additional online study materials & practice
  • 42 CE Contact Hours upon passing 
  • First-year NSHC Membership free
  • NSHC Certification Registry (Conditions apply)
  • One Free Test attempt when the test is completed within 12 months of purchase.  Additional test attempts (if needed) may be purchased in the Member's Store.
  • E-Quick Reference Guide for field use
  • Online Skills Practice
  • Numerous case examples, concept applications, and quick quizzes
  • Plus! Wellness & Prevention (Smoking cessation, weight loss & maintenance, stress management, healthy eating & exercise)
  • Self-assessments of your coaching style
  • Best practice clinical interventions for CHF, HTN, CAD, COPD, Diabetes, Depression, Pain, Pressure Ulcer (via online access)

NSHC Membership 

  • 1st year complimentary
  • Membership begins on the date of purchase or registration and expires on the 365th day at 12:00 Midnight EST.   
  • Membership is renewed for one year ($50) or two years ($90). Purchase online in "Member Store" or via check. If by check, Contact Us
  • Current NSHC membership is required to log in to access the E-Manual and the Members Only area of the website for re-printing certificates, updating license/credential information, and to access tools, study resources, testing, and discounted products.

Active Member Benefits      

  • Access to NSHC exclusive Member Email Listserv for professional networking with NSHC health coaches across the U.S. and abroad (No profiles to complete!)
  • Free personal support via phone & email (Available during NSHC business hours)
  • Free LIVE Practice Webinars! (each $125 value!)
  • Free articles, updates to health coaching forms, and tools
  • Convenient online testing 24/7
  • Member access to grades and earned certificates for reprinting after login
  • NSHC's CHC Member Registry.  Used by employers to validate one's Health Coach Certification status. A current NSHC membership, current Health Coach Certification, and an active, unencumbered professional license/credential are required to be listed as "Active" in the Registry. A current professional license must be maintained in NSHC's database for the 5-year term of CHC certification. You must log in as a current member to update this profile information.

To view NSHC's program content, click here. 


  • Per Manual Registration: $595
  • Group orders see volume pricing tier below

 Volume Discount Pricing Tier

Discount pricing begins with the order of five (5) manuals  
Number of programs Cost   each
( 5 - 14) $585.00
(15 - 24) $575.00
(25 - 34) $565.00
(35 - 44) $555.00
(45+) $545.00

Professional Association Member Discount Program: 

Association representative may Email Us to schedule a call for details. Provide dates and times you prefer for the call.

Order/Payment Options

1. Single Program: Order online and pay with a credit card  Order Here 

2. Pay by Check:
a. Print and complete the Order Form, mail with a check, OR
b. Request an Invoice

3. Pay Electronically?
a. Request an E-Invoice, payable online through PayPal (our credit card processing company).  A PayPal account is not required w/E-Invoicing.        
Email Us the following: company name, contact person name, email, number of programs desired, the "Ship to" address   (Street/city/state/postal code) and the name and email of the person receiving the shipment.
b.  Pay using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)- Email Us for EFT information. Include your company name, the contact person's name and email, the number of programs ordered, the "Ship to" address for your order (Street/city/state/zip) and the name and email of the person receiving the shipment.

Expedited and International Shipping

  • 1-2 Day Expedited Delivery (Domestic) $65 per manual  (available for orders placed M-F ONLY during regular business hours - No holiday orders)
  • International - UPS Expedited Shipping:  Email Us for rates - include the destination address, phone #, and zip code in your email.  
    (NOTE: Purchaser is responsible for all Import tax or tariffs assessed by the destination country customs office) 

**NSHC may change its standards, policies, practice recommendations, membership requirements and costs from time to time in accordance with research, clinical best practice, healthcare reform, and market trends. Your periodic and continued use of this site is required to stay abreast of any change(s) that may occur. 

Return Policy:  Health Coach Programs are Non-Returnable, Non-Refundable 

For answers to specific questions, Email Us or call 888-838-1260. Calls are returned during regular business hours. Thank you!
The National Society of Health Coaches is the health coaching division of Miller & Huffman Outcome Architects, LLC.