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Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification - Approved NBHWC Path

Do you want the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the world?

Are you moved to help others stay healthy and well?NBHWC Seal ATProgram 450x123

Do you desire to be more effective at your current work?

Are you seeking a mid-career change?

This is an exciting time to be in the health and wellness coaching world - Join us!

Support your clients or patients as they make the lifestyle changes needed to be healthy and well. Learn how to work with people who want to prevent onset of a health challenge or are adapting to living well with a health challenge.  Learn advanced coaching skills as it applies to lifestyle medical applications. Blending the best from the wellness field with the practical and effective skill-base of coaching, The Wellness 360°™ model of wellness coaching gives wellness and healthcare professionals the skills they need to help their clients make lasting lifestyle change. It is a systematic wellness and lifestyle coaching process, founded on evidenced based behavioral change psychology, human motivation, cultural support, and professional coaching competencies. On the Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification path you learn coaching knowledge and skills that enables you to empower your clients toward optimal health and sustainable behavior change. The Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification path gives coaches a path to advanced coaching skills and prepares you to work with clients with health challenges in medical or health related settings.

Following the wellness coaching competencies set by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) in the areas of coaching structure, coaching process (coaching relationship, communication and techniques), coaching ethics, and health and wellness, the Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification meets the standards set forth by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Once you receive your Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification from Real Balance , you meet the training requirements to apply to sit for the NBHWC Certification Exam.  Upon passing the National Board Exam, you will become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), giving you an elite credential and expanding your employment opportunities.

 Where are Health & Wellness Coaches Working?

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Universities
  • YMCA's
  • Fitness Centers
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Private Practice
What Comes With The Training?
  • Hand Outs
  • Coaching Tools & Forms
  • CEU's
  • Support & Assistance in gaining the National Credential
  • Continued Learning Opportunities & Resources
  • Connection to a Supportive Coaching Community


This path is comprised of:

Wellness & Health Coach Certification (40 hours)

Wellness Mapping 360 Methodology

  • 40 hours of interactive in class learning
  • 2 hours Ethics / Legal - Web-based, Self-paced

Requirements: Attendance in classes, Buddy Coaching, and Case Study report.


Healthy Living and Chronic Illness (15 hours self-paced - online)

This is a 13 module self paced class that covers healthy lifestyle and what a coach needs to know about chronic conditions. With completion of each module there is short quiz.


Masterful Wellness and Health Coaching: Advanced Skills & Craft (20 hours)

  • 20 hours of interactive in class learning

Requirements: Attendance in classes, Personal Development Plan, Meet with a Client 6 times, record sessions and listen to sessions and complete observation forms – submit one recording to be reviewed in class – submit all observation forms along with Coachnotes.

Completion of the Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification Path

Personal Skills Assessment (PSA): Submit a 20-30-minute coaching session to be reviewed and graded. Feedback provided both in writing as well as in a 20-30-minute Review Session.

Wellness & Health Coach Certification Course Outline
Healthy Lifestyle and Chronic Conditions Outline
Masterful Health and Wellness Coaching:Advanced Skills & Craft
For Information or to Register 866-568-4702


 The Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification path has been approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches. Completion of this series of courses will enable you to apply to the NBHWC to sit for the national exam and become Board Certified. In addition by adding the Mentor Coaching Group to the package you will also be able to gain credentialing with the  International Coach Federation (ICF).

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call 1-866-568-4702 or complete our email form on this page.


Accreditations and Approvals

The Professional Wellness & Health  Coach Certification has been approved by the International Coach Federation for Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) and by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.

This program is also approved for CEU's for Nurses, CHES, ACSM, and SHRM. We have applies for BCC approval.

Continuing Education Credits

This training can be used for Continuing Education Hours toward maintaining your CHES/MCHES, AHNA, ACSM, SHRM, EAP, CDR, NBHWC, and the ICF. If you don't see your professional body here please ask us.

Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification - NBHWC Path

This is the cost of this Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification path if you take and pay for one class at a time.

Wellness Mapping 360°®Wellness & Health Coach Certification (38 hours)


Healthy Living and Chronic Illness (15 hours self-paced, online)


Masterful Wellness and Health Coaching: Advanced Skills & Craft (28 hours)


Total = $2,840.00

$2,640.00 when bundled together.

Payment Plan Available

When you bundle the Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification Classes into a Path or Package you save money because we can predict how schedule our classes.  Instead of paying $2,840.00 you pay $2,640.00 and save $200.00 and we can offer you a 10 month payment plan.


Cancelations are accespted with full refund prior to 10 days before the start of the program. If you need to cancel after that we will gladly bank the money for classes in the future.




Vision:  Empowered People - Well Communities  - A Healthier world through Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change.

Mission:  Educating, Certifying and supporting quality wellness coaching and wellness coaches worldwide. Having a postive affect on the healthcare worldwide by growing a quality health coaching profession.

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Value Statement 

RBGWS acknowledges:

  • The value of mutually beneficial alliances
  • That healthy people are more effective workers, family and community members
  • That healthy people equal a healthy planet
  • That integrity is the product of the alignment of mind, body, and spirit
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Promise: Our promise is to provide quality, cutting edge, research based wellness & health coach training and products developed by a team of experts guided by Dr. Arloski (a behavoral health psychologist), that support health and wellness professionals, the health coaching profession, and the overall health of the world.


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We are passionate about providing the highest level of wellness coach training delivered with integrity in a high touch manner that honors each persons uniqueness. we are excited about growing the craft of Wellness Coaching and supporting its uses in Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine.


We are committed to creating and supporting a community of wellness & health coaches and all the people interested in health and wellbeing and encouraging their professional and personal development.


We persevere to bring coaches and organizations together to affect positive health outcomes, positive healthcare change, and to support positive lifestyle change at all levels. We are dedicated to actively creating Allies For A Healthy World!

Helping You Succeed as a Certified Health Coach !

The Real Balance Wellness Mapping 360º™ ”Wellness & Health” Coach Certification program is one of the top-rated health and wellness coach certification programs, offering the best value and greatest support for students and graduates seeking to become health coach professionals.

 During training, you’ll receive an unparalleled, interactive learning experience. Training sessions are led by highly qualified instructors who provide ongoing feedback and support. Our approach is very personal.

After receiving your certification, our team will continue to provide unlimited support, access to our private Coach Center and Distance Learning membership site. We provide the latest lifestyle and health topics and more. You become part of our learning community - Allies For A Healthy World!

The demand for certified health coach professionals has never been greater.

As a Certified Wellness & Health Coach, you’ll play a key role in helping clients develop healthier lifestyles, enriching their lives with encouragement, expertise, and support. Our health coach certification courses provide tools and resources to make it easy to implement the Wellness Mapping 360°™ method of wellness & health coaching. You will learn a holistic approach that is very practical to implement. 


In this area you will find  a listing of all our class offerings!


Become a member and gain access to valuable education, connection, research, and our "Find a Coach" network. 


We all need to keep on top of the ever growing and ever changing world of health coaching. The research continues to add up and we will do our best to keep you in the know.

For Information or to Register 866-568-4702

  Free Webinar
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      Topic:  "Two Years Later: How One Coaching Session Led to a Successful Weight Loss Journey"

Join Jennifer Bleck in a discussion on Impactful Coaching: How One Session Can Change Everything.


Jennifer Bleck is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Associate Professor, and Real Balance faculty. Jennifer teaches Health & Wellness Coaching courses to students at the University of South Florida. She specializes in program evaluation and conducts research on coaching through her role as the Co-Director of the College for Applied Lifestyle Medicine. After completing a demo foundation coaching session with Dr. Arloski in May 2022, she began a weight loss journey, during which she lost 130 pounds to date. This webinar will discuss the impact of coaching on her journey.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  The webinar will be recorded.  Afterwards those registered will receive a link to the recording.  1 day after the webinar you will be emailed a short summary / evaluation to complete to gain CE's. Once submitted you will be emailed a Certificate of Attendance. If you are interested in 1 hr. of NBHWC CE’s you may petition.

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1 day after the webinar you will be emailed a link to an evaluation to complete to gain CE's. Once submitted you will be emailed a Certificate of Attendance.CEU's Are no longer provided directly for the NBHWC.

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Effectively Coaching People with Health Challenges

In this self-paced, 5-module (6 hour) class participants will learn about specific lifestyle-related health challenges, the lifestyle changes needed and how to support a person as they make lifestyle changes needed to be healthy and well. In particular the course covers coaching people to live well with Heart Issues, Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, Hypertension & Stroke and Asthma & COPD.

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Short Continuing Education and Professional Development Webinars

Learn from the Masters and gain CEU's in a self-paced manner. Grow as a Welness Professional and Coach!

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Resilience To Thriving Coach


5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27 2024 - (6 Thursdays) 7:00 - 8:30 Eastern time and 7pm - 9pm ET on 6/27/2024

Course Purpose

This certificate training is for those professionals within either a human resource, wellness, health, or coaching related profession to learn about and acquire skills and tools for assisting individuals and organizations to enhance their resilience and thriving capacity.

Research from participants who completed this course has shown significant pre-to-post increases in several coaching competencies. This includes being more present for clients, the ability to develop plans for thriving, and how to work with one’s own resilience story in the context of coaching.

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