Health Coach Professional Certificate

The Health Coach Professional Certificate is 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 health coach courses will include practical and applied training through interactive case discussions and live practice simulation sessions with professional actors.

You will earn a certificate of completion and 1-2 digital badges upon completion of each course. When you have completed all courses in the learning pathway and passed the evaluative experiential learning module, you will be eligible for a Health Coach Professional Certificate.

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Learning Pathway

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: 4 classroom days + 2 webinar sessions

Price: $1850 + 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 in community/faith-based organizations or schools, sports or fitness coach, community health worker etc.)

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: 4 classroom days + 2 webinar sessions

 

Price: $1850 + HST

Regulated Health Professional

Exceptions may be made for non-regulated health professionals who meet pre-requisites listed on course webpage

Cultural Safety for Health Coaches and Navigators

Goal Audience Format & Price Pre-requisites
Learn how to offer health coaching and/or patient navigation services in a culturally safe way Health coaches and patient navigators

Any professional working in the health or social sector field providing front-line care or services

 

Format:1 classroom day

Price: TBD

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

 

NOTE: For individuals interested in earning both the patient navigation and health coach professional certificates, you do not have to take the Cultural Safety for Health Coaches and Navigators twice - they would be counted towards both professional certificates.

Contact us at hlln@yorku.ca for more information if you are interested in earning a professional certificate.