Accredited Health Coaching Course

Become an accredited health coach with Better Health Company! This industry-validated course is approved by Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA).

Become an Accredited Health Coach in three months. Next course starts 24th July 2024!

Health coaching is a professional pathway to help guide people towards healthier lifestyles. It involves leveraging evidence-based techniques like motivational interviewing and goal setting to support clients in sustainable health behaviour change.

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Course features

Delivery mode: Hybrid (combination of live webinars and self-paced online learning)

Next start date: 24th July 2024

Location: Online

Duration: 3 months

Entry requirements: None

About this course

This course is a nationally accredited training program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to master the art of health coaching. It is an industry-validated program approved by and aligned to the newest Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA) health coaching standards, released in 2023.

This comprehensive course offers a deep dive into the core skills of effective health coaching. From mastering communication and documentation to understanding client-led approaches and ethical standards, after completing this course you will emerge well-prepared and certified to make a meaningful impact in the dynamic field of health coaching.

You will learn

  • Theoretical foundations and practical skills for effective health coaching.
  • Strategies for guiding and supporting clients through behaviour change.
  • Understanding of healthy lifestyle foundations, including nutrition, physical activity, and emotional wellbeing.
  • Identification and management of health risk factors and chronic conditions.
  • Techniques for structuring successful coaching sessions.

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Who can do this course?

Everyone can benefit from incorporating health coaching into their practice. This course is ideal for health professionals, new graduates with a health background, or individuals working in the community who want to develop skills in health coaching to better support their clients.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, a background in health related fields or a passion for promoting health and wellbeing is beneficial.

Course structure

The course structure is designed to be flexible, delivered fully online with a combination of weekly, self-paced online learning content followed by live facilitated webinars referred as ‘learning labs’. In this course, you will engage in activities, discussions, peer support, and mentoring sessions.

  • Online learning: Each week, you will delve into a new topic aligned with the upcoming learning lab. To optimise engagement and readiness, you are encouraged to complete the corresponding online learning materials before attending the learning lab. 
  • Live learning labs: Attendance in virtual weekly learning labs is encouraged to optimise your learning experience. 

Download our course info pack for a more detailed overview of the course structure.

Upcoming sessions

Next start date: 24th July 2024

This course includes:

  • A total of 10 weekly live learning labs
  • Up to 10 hours of self-paced online learning per week. Access to online learning will unlock two weeks before the course start date.
Live learning
lab (12pm-5pm AEST)
Introduction & coaching compliance Wednesday 24th July 2024
Coaching theories and tools Wednesday 31st July 2024
Coaching skills framework- part 1Wednesday 7th August 2024
Coaching skills framework- part 2Wednesday 14th August 2024
Coaching skills framework- part 3Wednesday 21st August 2024
Healthy lifestyle foundationsWednesday 28th August 2024
Chronic conditionsWednesday 4th September 2024
Social and behavioural risk factorsWednesday 11th September 2024
Coaching session successWednesday 18th September 2024
Putting it all into practiceWednesday 25th September 2024
Final assessment2-hour assessment scheduled with assessor

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Become an accredited Health Coach through HCANZA

This course is accredited through the Health Coaches Australian and New Zealand Association (HCANZA), ensuring the highest standards of education and training in health coaching. Upon successful completion of this course, you are eligible to join HCANZA’s professional membership program and receive the title ‘Accredited Health Coach’.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is the course? 

The full accreditation is $3,795 

How can I enroll? 

To enroll in this course, click ‘Take this course’ on the right-hand side of this screen. If you want to chat with one of our friendly team members you can send a message on live chat or give us a call on 03 9429 4789 If the course is currently closed and you are interested in completing the course please contact us. 

What qualification do I get at the end of this course? 

Upon successful completion of this Accredited Health Coaching Course, you will be eligible to apply for a professional membership as an Accredited Health Coach through Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA). This accreditation certifies you as an Accredited Health Coach, enabling you to practice health coaching professionally.

What are the entry requirements for this course? 

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, a background in health-related fields or a passion for promoting health and wellbeing is beneficial. The course is designed to accommodate learners from diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

What career opportunities are available after completing this course? 

Health coaches have a wide range of career opportunities, including working in medical teams, corporate health and wellbeing programs, fitness centers, schools, complementary health clinics, and as independent health coaching entrepreneurs. This course equips you with the skills and accreditation needed to pursue various paths within the health coaching field. 

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Course Includes

  • 41 Lessons
  • Course Certificate