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Health Coaching Certification Program

Prerequisite: You must have completed the MI Certification Program and be certified at level 1 or higher to sign up for this program.


Who:  This program is designed primarily for individuals with at least a high-school education who seek to work full- or part-time as a health coach in a clinical or community setting. The program also welcomes lay and professional non-clinical and clinical healthcare workers at all levels, since the training is a valuable tool for learning how to provide more patient-centered care.

What:  An interactive, self-paced program that provides an overview of behavior change theory and strategies, best practices of self-management prescribed for the most common chronic conditions, and evidence-based lifestyle management practices, emphasizing behavior change science and strategies for counseling patients and helping them to adopt healthier lifestyles.

When:  Available soon.

Where: 100% online; complete at your own pace/convenience.

How: Lecture, practice activities, feedback on assignments, and case study competency assessment.

Requirements for Successfully Completing the Course:  Completion of modules, satisfactory completion of assignments, and passing score on competency-based activity.

Certification levels provided:  All those completing course requirements will be certified as either a Level 1 (Client-centered), Level 2 (Competent), or Level 3 (Proficient) Health Coach based on their completed MI competency assessment.

Estimated time required: 12 hours

Fee: $495 – Includes online training modules, competency assessment, and standardized patient experience. 50% discount available for Tennessee Population Health Consortium Members and Partner Organizations. This training is provided for free for two new or existing employees of practices that are fully participating in the TN Heart Health Network study. Email for more details.

Check out our Health Coaching Toolkit to learn more about how to sustainably integrate health coach services into your practices.

Jun 14, 2023