Professional "Wellness & Health" Coach Path - ICF Path
Do you want the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the world?
Are you moved to help others stay healthy and well?
Support your clients 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 coaching skills as they apply 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 coaches, 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 enable 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 many different settings. Following the wellness coaching competencies set by the International Coach Federation (ICF) this Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification meets the standards set forth by the ICF. Once you receive your Professional Wellness & Health Coach Certification from Real Balance , you meet the training requirements to apply to the ICF to sit for their ACC Exam.
The Professional ICF Path is comprised of:
Wellness & Health Coach Certification (48 ACSTH hours)
Wellness Mapping 360 Methodology
- 40 hours of interactive in class learning
- 6 hours of Buddy Coaching
- 2 hours Ethics / Legal - Web-based, Self-paced
Requirements: Attendance in classes, Buddy Coaching, and Case Study report. Submit 2 recordings of coaching sessions. The sessions must be at least 20 minutes and up to 40 minutes in length. These recordings will be review and written feedback provided by a PCC with the ICF. This is required for the ICF credit and an additional fee applies if a student is not on this Professional Path.
Masterful Wellness and Health Coaching: Advanced Skills & Craft (28 ACSTH hours)
- 20 hours of interactive in class learning
Living Well with Illness (5 hours) Web-based, Self-paced will be made available but is optional
Requirements: Attendance in classes, Buddy Coaching - Listen to recordings using the Self Observation Tool and submit, an Professional Develop Plan. Submit recording of coaching session must be at least 20 minutes and up to 40 minutes in length. These recordings will be review and written feedback provided by a PCC with the ICF.
Group Wellness Coaching (28 ACSTH)
28 hours of interactive in class learning.
Mentor Coaching Group
5 Mentor Coach Group sessions(7.5 hours) and 3 individual 1 hour sessions - (not included in the ACSTH contact hour requirements)
Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) Path - Minimal Requirements:
- At least 60 hours of coach-specific training
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months
- A minimum of 100 hours (75 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients
- Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session)
- Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).