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Proven & recognized Healthcare Staff Training

Organizations looking for a valued and trusted health coach training and certification program for their staff need look no further than the National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC). Our unique program is based on research and best practices in health behavior change modalities, concepts and interventions that are proven effective in evidence-based health coaching.

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Healthcare Staff Training

Organizations that need to train their healthcare staff can trust the National Society of Health Coach’s (NSHC) certified healthcare training programs. Our unique healthcare staff training program is based on research and best practices in healthcare delivery, health promotion, and lifestyle coaching. NSHC’s accredited healthcare training provides healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of their role in helping people achieve better health.

Medical staff training with NSHC includes interactive learning activities and exercises, successful implementation strategies, and comprehensive assessments that help medical staff quickly gain proficiency through a proven health coaching program. Our medical staff training programs equip medical professionals with the skills they need to coach patients toward improved health outcomes.

Staff Training

A Trusted Partner for Healthcare Staff Training

Trusted by organizations like the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American Health Network, NSHC’s health coach certification program has been designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare professionals. Our program is tailored to fit your organization’s desired objectives and outcomes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Who This is For

Our program is ideal for healthcare professionals of all levels. From newly hired nurses and non-licensed allied health providers to advanced practice clinicians, NSHC’s health coach training and certification program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed as a blended-self-study that allows you to complete the program and test on your own schedule and at your own pace.

  • Chief Clinical Officers: With NSHC training, Chief Clinical Officers can ensure that their staff members are equipped with the skills they need to provide evidence-based clinical services.
  • Chief Nurse Executive: NSHC training provides Chief Nurse Executives with the knowledge and tools needed to help nurses adopt best practices in healthcare delivery.
  • VP/SVP Patient Care Services: NSHC training helps VPs/SVPs of patient care services improve their understanding of patient needs and develop strategies to better meet those needs.
  • Director of Clinical Operations: NSHC training helps Directors of Clinical Operations ensure that staff adheres to key clinical processes, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
  • Director of Health & Wellness: NSHC training provides Directors of Health & Wellness with an in-depth understanding of health and wellness principles, enabling them to develop comprehensive health promotion programs.
  • Director of Nursing: NSHC training provides Directors of Nursing with the ability to assess and implement innovative nurse-led strategies that drive patient engagement, satisfaction, and health outcomes.
  • Director of Clinical Service: NSHC training helps Directors of Clinical Services effectively manage team members and coordinate quality care delivery.

Concepts in Health Coaching

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI is an approach to helping people toward and commit to change by exploring and resolving their ambivalence to it.

Active Listening

Active listening is an important skill for healthcare professionals to master, as it enables them to gain an understanding of their patient’s feelings, needs, and perspectives.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a field of study that focuses on the promotion of psychological well-being, the development of personal strengths, and the facilitation of meaningful positive experiences.

Goal Setting

Goal setting is a critical component of healthcare training, as it helps healthcare professionals to define objectives and measure progress.

Stages of Change

The stages of change model is a widely accepted framework for understanding and addressing changes in patient behavior.

Outcomes Management

Outcomes management is a systematic approach to assessing and measuring patient outcomes, ensuring that quality care is delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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NSHC’s health coach certification course is designed by clinicians for clinicians and allied health providers working in healthcare and is founded on the evidence of Motivational Interviewing.

Our program is a guided self-study allowing members to study and test on their schedules – no face-to-face time or onsite clinicals are required.  Our program provides the clinician the engagement skills necessary to work with clients on either side of the health spectrum…wellness and prevention or those with active disease.

NSHC’s course will transition the clinician’s traditional mindset of “Do these things” to that which engages clients in a 50/50 partnership in health recognizing the client/patient is the true “change agent”.  Our program provides the conversational and motivational interviewing skills and strategies necessary for the coach to guide their clients to tap into their own motivation to change health behavior.  The coach then safely guides that journey, either as preventative or in the presence of disease or disability.

The NSHC has one program, but testing is different for the clinician as compared to the allied healthcare provider (those without a license to practice clinically)

We are an accredited approved continuing education provider through the ACSM, the CDR, and Scully Health Management, Inc.

NSHC’s program is easy to administer because it is a guided self-study and testing is done using one’s own computer. An organization can have its staff trained through the use of this same self-study. It’s a matter of the organization deciding when their staff will start and finish, and how they want their staff to study the material, be it individually or in groups. We provide guidance in this case if the company so desires.

How to Get Started

Beginning your NSHC healthcare staff training program is effortless. Once you purchase our materials and register online, you will be able to learn anytime and anywhere at your convenience. Our coursework combines study manuals and thorough online resources that ensure your crew stays up-to-date on the most modern standards of care in the industry. 

It typically takes around 85 hours of self-study for people to pass the exam and acquire their health coach certification. Plus, we provide one complimentary test session when training is completed within 12 months from the date of purchase. You can receive your certification and start implementing the acquired strategies right away.


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The NSHC offers program discounts to Seniors (55+), and Active Duty Military and Veterans.  Email Us for details.

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NSHC’s Lead Coaches have 75+ years of combined clinical and executive leadership expertise available to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Certification Exam

Without an active license to practice as a clinician, one needs to select Allied Healthcare Provider-Certificate of Completion Only in the credentials drop down when registering. However, before taking that examination, the person completes their licensure program and receives their clinical license. Then the person notifies us and provides validation of licensure at which time we change the credential from Allied Healthcare Provider to your respective licensed credential. With this process in mind, one needs to decide when is the most appropriate time to purchase and register for NSHC's program. Individuals will typically wait until closer to the time they receive their "active clinical license" before they purchase. You have 12 months from the time of purchase to use NSHC's one complimentary test attempt, so several months out would be an appropriate "wait" time to purchase/register.


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