Health Coach Certificate Programs

The Health Coach Institute's Health Coach Certificate programs are designed to address specific population needs at various stages of health. The training will equip you with skills to provide health coaching to clients – in one to one practice or as an expansion of your role in team-based care, both within private practice and organizations. All certificate programs will include practical and applied training through interactive case discussions and live practice simulation sessions with professional actors.

General Program Certificates

The general program certificates are a series of certificate programs that build on each other. You are encouraged to achieve all three certificates in sequence to gain the full health coaching skill set to serve diverse population needs.

Lifestyle and Wellness Health Coach

Goals Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
(1) To promote health lifestyles and support population wellness goals through health coaching

(2) To train members of your organization or community to provide peer-to-peer general health and wellness support services

Individuals with a health related education and experience working in various health, wellness or fitness settings, or interested in starting their own practice Format: 3 classroom days + 2 webinar sessions

Price: $1450 + HST

Diploma or degree in health (Nursing, Social Work, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Public Health etc.)

OR

Work experience in related field (Counselling role, sports or fitness coach, community health worker etc.)

Primary Prevention Health Coach

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
(1) To support primary prevention for at-risk populations using health coaching skills

(2) To train members of your organization or community to reduce risky behaviours and lifestyles that can lead to disease

Individuals with a health related education and experience working in various health, wellness or fitness settings, or interested in starting their own practice Format: 5 classroom days + 2 webinar sessions

 

Price: $2300 + HST

Regulated Health Professional

OR

Bachelor’s degree in health or health-related field

Chronic Disease Management Health Coach

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
(1) To support the management of chronic diseases and complexity of diseases using health coaching skills

(2) To train health professionals to prevent or reduce secondary conditions for disease populations or high-risk populations in their clinical practice

Regulated health professionals working in primary care, community care, specialty clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and other clinical settings or interested in starting their own practice. Format: 5 classroom days + 2 webinar sessions

 

Price: $2300 + HST

Regulated health professional

Training in Motivational Interviewing

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how to overcome  resistance by replacing it with lasting motivation and behaviour change. Health coaches who want further training or a refresher

Health promotion practitioner, or health/allied health professionals

Program leads or staff who use behaviour change methods for the people they serve

Format: 2 classroom day over 2 weeks

Price: $450 + HST

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Digital Health Promotion

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how to combine principles of psychology and health behavior change, to build more engaging digital health technologies and campaigns. Health Coaches/Health Promotion Specialists

Interactive designers working in the health or safety field

Digital marketers, communication specialists, or community managers promoting health

Health technology developers

Researchers

Format: 2classroom day

Price: $650 + HST

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Fundamentals of Patient Navigation

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how you can enhance health care delivery and improve the continuum of care by filling gaps in the health system through patient navigation Health professionals or allied health professionals, health administrators

Individuals seeking to join the healthcare field as a patient navigator

Caregivers interested in learning more about systems navigation

Format: 2 classroom day over 2 weeks

Price: $550 + HST

Recommended: Bachelor’s degree in health care and/or social sciences, or equivalent training and professional experience in health care field

Specialized Program Certificates

The specialized certificate programs are standalone programs focused on the management of specific diseases. These specialized streams are geared towards health professionals who are also certified educators in their field. For additional training, graduates from the specialized stream certificate programs can take any program from the general stream with advanced standing (pre-requisites are not required).

Advanced Certified Bariatric Educator

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
(1) To support outpatient obesity care for at-risk or bariatric patients in primary care and other related settings using health coaching skills

(2) To solidify knowledge from the Certified Bariatric Educator program and apply behaviour change tools into your clinical practice or community

 

 

Regulated health professionals or allied health professionals supporting bariatric surgical patients, bariatric medical patients, or persons with obesity Format: 4 classroom days

Price: $1500 + HST

(1) Certified Bariatric Educator (from Canadian Obesity Network)
AND
(2) Regulated health professional or allied health profession

Health Coaching for Diabetes Care

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
(1) To apply health coaching strategies and tools to facilitate diabetes self-management support

(2) To solidify your diabetes education and apply behaviour change tools into your clinical practice or community

Regulated health professionals or allied health care professional working with at-risk ‘pre-diabetes’ adults or adults living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Format: 3 online days + 1 classroom day

Price: $1000 +HST

(1) Certified Diabetes Educator OR
(2) Health professional with demonstrated 1-2 years of relevant/equivalent education and experience