Earn the cutting-edge credential of a “Certified Sleep Science Coach” and show your clients your skills and services go far beyond the typical coach or trainer.
Become the “Go-to Expert” about the science of sleep, and its specific relationships with memory, sports performance, weight management, immune function, creativity and more. YOU will have these skills and the certification to back it up.
When you become a Certified Sleep Science Coach, you will learn how to help your clients dramatically enhance their metabolism, memory, creativity, immune function, hormone balance, hunger management, disease prevention, sports performance, accident avoidance, memory, reaction time, good judgement, surgery recovery, happiness and over 100 additional functions and behaviors.
Every client you will ever coach wants to improve their sleep. They want more sleep. Your clients desire greater recuperation or more consistency in their sleep routine. So, regardless of what type of coaching, training or consulting you already do as part of your business, becoming a Certified Sleep Science Coach will give you the tools, resources, knowledge and credential to help more people while you earn a greater income.
Quick Course Overview: 100% online training program including video Powerpoint training, comprehensive digital manual (PDF), extensive video interviews with the world’s leading experts on sleep, comprehensive business training and multiple-choice exam.
The Spencer Institute continues to develop innovative education and career training programs for the coaching industry. Our Certified Sleep Science Coach Certification (CSSC) is the missing link for all coaches. No matter who you coach, how you coach or where you coach, ALL of your clients want to enhance their sleep. This is true of athletes, professionals and those wanting improved health and well-being. You will be given the resources and guidance to understand the detailed, easy-to-follow and effective concepts which are essential to the overall coaching experience.
Who should enroll and complete this training course?
All coaches. No other topic is as universally needed and appealing to your clients. Your clients will always want to improve their sleep quality. Sleep (or lack of quality sleep) is responsible for the following: Metabolism, memory, creativity, immune function, sex drive, hormone balance, hunger, disease prevention, sports performance, accident avoidance, converting short memory to long-term memory, reaction time, good judgement, surgery recovery, depression/happiness and over 100 additional functions and behaviors. This training is critical for Certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Certified Wellness Coaches and Holistic Life Coaches to name a few.
NOTE: If you are already a coach, fitness professional, medical professional or wellness consultant, earning your credential as a Certified Sleep Science Coach Certification (CSSC) will put you far ahead of others in your field. It is also possible to be a sleep science coach, and simply specialize in this niche and no other. There are endless ways in which you can implement this new knowledge into your coaching career. This IS the missing link in coaching.
How will I conduct my practice (make money) as a Certified Sleep Science Coach?
This is the exciting part. You have endless options for creating income. Of course, you can coach people one-on-one. This can be done in-person or online via Skype, Google Hangout, or other platforms. You can do the same for couples or small groups. You can offer sleep workshops in your gym or health club. You can write an ebook on sleep hygiene. You can use your credential to break into corporate health and wellness and teach companies how to increase productivity through enhanced sleep of their workforce. Dr. John Spencer Ellis, CEO of the Spencer Institute, has success offering a seminar called “Going 3 for 3” where he teaches how to seamlessly combine fitness, nutrition and sleep into overall wellness and personal success. You are welcome to use that same title in your presentations. Of course, you can make YouTube videos on sleep science, write blog posts, be an expert guest on other people’s podcasts, start your own podcast, write for health and fitness magazines, make information products and other types of digital products where you add sleep into your other coaching expertise. You truly have endless options. The course will teach you how to set up your Sleep Science Coaching practice.
How will I get clients for my coaching business?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.
“In my nearly 30 year career as a fitness professional, I recognize the lack of emphasis on the stress and recovery cycle. Without a doubt, it is one of the cornerstones in health and fitness. Once implemented, it will produce more consistent results. The Spencer Institute’s “Sleep Science Coach Certification” is a must have for anyone serious about their client’s success.”
Emile A. Jarreau
M2 Fitness Pros LBC
Outline of Your Training:
- Official Sleep Science Coach Manual (PDF) – Viewable online, or you can download and print.
- Sleep Science Video Powerpoint Training – This video is the companion to your official manual and explains the key elements you’ve read.
- Video Interview with Dr. Kristin Willeumier – Renowned neurobiologist, brain researcher, author and sleep science expert.
- Video Interview with Dr. Robert Rosenberg – Renowned sleep doctor and author
- Video Interview with Greg deVries – Meditation & Sleep Expert
- Video Interview with Sarah McLean – Stress Management & Mediation Expert
- Video Interview with Pete Bils “The Sleep Geek” from Sleep Number Beds
- Video Interview with Tom Cronin – Leading Meditation & Relaxation Teacher
- Video of Dr. John Spencer Ellis – How to Build Your Successful Sleep Science Coaching Business
HERE ARE YOUR BONUS MATERIALS:
|SLEEP DIARY: This is for your own use and can also be replicated and customized with your own brand to give (or sell) to your clients|
|SLEEP INFOGRAPHICS: You will also receive a wide range of sleep infographics to help you teach, coach and educate your clients.|
|WHITE PAPERS, RESEARCH DOCUMENTS & PDFs: You will also receive over 30 White Papers, Professional Research Documents and PDF educational papers from leading, experts, doctors, universities and sleep clinics. Each document ranges from 4 – 96 pages. You will not be tested on this portion of your program. These documents are included for your further research, review and learning. Topics include: Sleep and overtraining, sleep hygiene, OTC sleeping products, apnea, snoring, meditation and sleep, ADHD and sleep, children’s sleeping habits, athletic performance and sleep, circadian studies, room temperature, humidity, artificial light, electronics, sleep-wake cycles, sleep and airline travel, drowsy driving, female athletes, associated accidents and injuries, pre-sleep rituals, hormones, C-PAP, snoring, sleep disturbances, napping, environment, deprivation, sleep mind map, students and lack of sleep, teenagers, seniors and much more.||
|POWER POINTS: You will also be given more than 12 PowerPoint (PPT) documents you can use as templates for various lectures, talks, online videos and other client training programs. You will be able to modify and edit these as much as you like and “mix and match” so you can design the perfect presentation for your style and target audience.||
Is there work for you as a Certified Sleep Science Coach?
- The direct costs of sleepiness and lost productivity in the workplace is estimated at $18 billion.
- Drowsy drivers take the blame for at least 100,000 police-reported crashes in the US annually.
- Forty million Americans suffer debilitating sleep disorders; the majority of them are undiagnosed.
- About 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems.
- There are more than 70 different sleep disorders, which are generally classified into one of three categories:lack of sleep (e.g., insomnia),disturbed sleep (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea), and excessive sleep (e.g., narcolepsy).
- 62% of American adults experience a sleep problem a few nights per week
- 37.9% of Americans unintentionally fell asleep during the day at least once in the past month
- 1,550 annual car crash fatalities attributed to falling asleep
- Sleep and recovery is viewed by experts as one of the leading causes of poor performance in sports
- 20 million people suffer from restless leg syndrome
- 1 in 4 Americans snores
Lack of Sleep is a Leadership Liability:
Many executives and senior leaders are getting by on little sleep and see no way around it. In a 24/7 and hyper-connected culture, we try to squeeze out more and more from ourselves and from others. We push for productivity, an edge, the next new thing. When it seems there are not enough hours in the day, something has to give—and often, it’s sleep.
Neuroscientists have studied the effects of sleep—and lack of sleep—on the brain, cognition, and performance. Their conclusions for already overworked executives? The quantity and quality of sleep influences memory, decision making, attitudes, innovation, and creativity throughout the whole day.
- But sleep is not a luxury.
- Lost sleep reduces brain power and productivity.
- Lost sleep diminishes concentration and impairs memory.
- Lost sleep reduces the ability to communicate and lowers creativity.
- Lost sleep triggers moodiness and increases stress and anxiety.
As you can now see, the market is huge. In fact, the entire sleep industry is now over $40 BILLION a year. For the information directly above, you can see how this ties in perfectly with work as a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach. You have enormous opportunity to advise, coach, consult and educate individuals, groups, teams, and corporations on sleep science. It’s the most obvious additional credential and niche to add to any coaching practice.
One of the skills you will learn as a Certified Sleep Science Coach is Sleep Hygiene
‘Sleep hygiene’ is the term used to describe good sleep habits. Considerable research has gone into developing a set of guidelines and scientific strategies, which are designed to enhance good sleeping. There is much evidence to suggest that these strategies can provide long-term solutions to sleep difficulties.
An interesting fact: REM sleep improves our ability to make inferences and connections. We are more likely to have insights, solve problems and achieve desired results.
REM sleep is also important in other ways. Without adequate sleep, people are more likely to only re- member negative images and experiences—leaving us working with a skewed perspective when we are evaluating a situation or solving a problem. We also are more likely to have negative moods and nega- tive emotions, which narrows thinking processes. As a result, we are not as open or receptive to ideas and less likely to have creative insight.
Here are four basics about sleep and circadian rhythms that you will learn in extensive detail.
1. Sleep need. Physiologically, adult humans require about 8 hours of sleep; with a range of around 7 to 9 hours. The amount of sleep an individual requires is genetically determined and “training” cannot reduce this sleep requirement. Kids and young adults from junior high/middle school years through their early 20’s physiologically require about 9 to 10 hours of sleep.
2. Sleep debt. Lose sleep and it builds into a cumulative sleep debt. Though most adults require about 8 hours of sleep, on average, they obtain about 1.5 hours less. This sleep loss accumulates into a sleep debt. For example, over a five-day work week, a daily 1.5 hours of sleep loss would build into a 7.5 hour sleep debt by the weekend. This equates to losing one full night of sleep (i.e., pulling an all-nighter) going into the weekend. (Coach, I had so much to do to prepare for today’s competition that I had to stay up all night to be ready.)
3. Circadian rhythms. Humans are hard-wired with a biological clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. This circadian (circa=around, dies=a day) clock controls the 24-hour rhythms of our physiological and behavioral activities. Its programming controls the 24-hour fluctuations in sleep/wakefulness, hormones, alertness, performance and is exhibited at the cellular level. Circadian disruption commonly occurs as a result of irregular schedules and crossing time zones and has similar negative effects on performance, alertness, health, and mood as sleep loss.
4. Experience reality. How alert an individual “feels” does not reflect reality. Generally, even though an individual might report feeling wide-awake and at peak alertness, the person’s actual performance could show significant impairment and the person might fall asleep in less than five minutes (a sign of pathological sleepiness). A person’s ratings of alertness and performance do not accurately reflect actual levels. This “disconnect” is one reason why individuals feel that sleep loss and circadian disruption have minimal or no effect.
Course Title: Sleep Science Coach Certification
Credential You Will Earn: Certified Sleep Science Coach (CSSC)
Continuing Education Units: Spencer Institute 2.0 CEUs, NESTA 2.0 CEUs, MMACA 2.0 CEUs, ITCA 2.0 CEUs
Additional course textbook: None
Recertification Requirements: Certification is valid for (2) two years. You are required to complete 2.0 units (20 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits) to keep your certification valid.Please review the 2-Year Recertification Guide for further details.
Learning Format: Online access of materials including video Powerpoint lectures and PDF manuals and supplemental materials, and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided in an online format which is accessed through an online secure website. Once you register, you will be given immediate access to begin your studies. You can test when you are ready.
The only special technology you will need is an Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash video player. Both of these are installed on 98% of all computers. If needed, they are FREE: Get Adobe Reader or Get Adobe Flash player
Certification Exam Requirements: Passing a 60 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Results are known immediately.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Estimated Completion Time: Course and exam should be completed within one year of purchase. The average student can complete the course if they dedicate approximately 20-30 hours of study time.