Our Master Health and Wellness Coach Certification (CMHWC) expands well beyond coaching models currently used in the health or wellness coaching fields. You will understand the detailed, easy-to-follow and highly effective training materials which are essential to your overall coaching career. As a certified professional, you can choose from a long list of highly rewarding career options. This career path has grown quickly, and the industry needs more qualified professionals.
Quick Course Overview: Comprehensive 100% online training program to qualify you as a master level health and wellness professional. Your training materials include comprehensive training videos, official digital manual (PDF), Note Packet for each video lesson, guest lecture/interview videos and multiple-choice exam.
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Your Master Health and Wellness Coach Certification program overview:
Our Certified Master Health and Wellness program builds a new coaching model, based on a higher level of communication we share with our client. Using principles of motivational interviewing, coaches are taught the significance of asking powerful questions, being curious with our client and appreciating them as a whole person. This master level program explores the dynamics of a co-active coach/client relationship that is client-centered. This means that we bring our client up to the challenge of meeting goals and designing action plans with them. But we always work with an agenda that our client sets. It is not an agenda that the coach is selling to the client but instead, we work to have our client grow and learn what they want to change in their own words. This can only happen when the coach has learned the skills used to elicit this from the client. The Master Health and Wellness Coach simply facilitates the awareness and the plan. We also support our client and when needed, we hold them accountable during the process.
Clients will come to a coach looking for help. Sometimes they aren’t aware of what they need to move forward. In order for the coach to be effective, they have to know all of the relevant information regarding the client. The art of clarifying a client’s vision is only realized with relational flow, meaning that we have to work toward building a relationship with our client that allows for information to be openly discussed in a professional manner. This requires intimacy, trust and rapport. We shine a light on these client communications so that coaches have a deeper understanding of the processes of co-active coaching, including the use of reflections and appreciative inquiry. When combined, all of these skills you will learn come together to allow our client to feel fully understood and appreciated. Our coaching model provides you with more tools to meet the needs of clients with varied needs. By creating multiple paths of communication with our client, we get a better understanding of them. This makes us more effective at designing actions and realizing success with reaching their health and wellness goals.
How is this program different than the Certified Wellness Coach?
Do I need to take any other Spencer Institute courses before enrolling in the course? No, you do not need to take any other Spencer Institute course prior to enrolling in this one. The Spencer Institute Wellness Coach Certification IS NOT REQUIRED as a prerequisite for this course.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about being a Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: coaching clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many coaches coach in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout or iChat for your coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
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.
You will learn the following:
- The definition of effective health and wellness coaching
- Scope of practice
- How to create optimal health and well-being
- Business fundamentals
- How to create positive lifestyle changes
- Working with medical and allied health professionals
- Internal dialog and self-talk
- Working with clients with disease, pathology and illness
- Positive daily habits and practices
When you successfully complete this Wellness Coach Certification course, you will be able to:
- Describe what health and wellness coaching is, and how it has evolved into its current state, and how it helps clients attain desired outcomes
- Understand the different ways you can apply health and wellness coaching among populations requiring different strategies and techniques
- Know how people go about the process of changing behaviors and actions
- Learn both emotional and physical aspects of health and wellness
- Apply different coaching strategies and models
- Master the Health and Wellness Coaching Model
Program Title: Master Health and Wellness Coach Certification
Credential You Will Earn: Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach (CMHWC)
Program Overview: Comprehensive course including health and wellness coaching concepts, coaching strategies, motivational strategies, scope of practice as a health and wellness coach, list of assessment tools and techniques and business models for wellness coaching.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to course and contents
Lesson 2 – Coaching Cores
Lesson 3 – Stages of Change and Setting the Foundation for Coaching
Lesson 4 – Client Communications – Listening
Lesson 5 – Client Communications – Powerful Questioning
Lesson 6 – Client Communications – Fostering Client Awareness
Lesson 7 – Motivational Interviewing
Lesson 8 – Designing Actions to Endure
Online Certification Exam
Plus, Bonus coaching videos
Course Objective: To provide you with all the needed tools to become an effective health and wellness coach, and increase revenue with included business training.
Approvals and Recognition: Spencer Institute 2.0 CEUs, NESTA 2.0 CEUs, MMACA 2.0 CEUs, ITCA 2.0 CEUs
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 dynamic video lessons, comprehensive digital manual 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 100 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 hours of study time.
Collection of Health & Wellness Education Videos: To further enhance your learning experience, we are giving you exclusive access to 10 training videos which go into depth about applications as a health and wellness coach. As an example, you will learn somatic coaching, nutrition education, healthy behavior applications, and much more. Each video has a run time of 20 – 60 minutes.