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IIN Coaching Course

Coaching Intensive Practicum

Set yourself up for greater success with advanced coaching skills while completing your education requirements to sit for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) board-certifying exam. The prerequisite for this course is the completion of our Health Coach Training Program or a certificate from another health coaching program.

   Next Start Date: April 2024       English

 Duration: 3 months or 12 weeks   Time investment/week: 7 to 9 hours a week

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What you’ll learn

Understand the unique value of a Health Coach
Gain deeper insights into the health coaching profession, including scope of practice and the value of coaching. Get ready to change the healthcare industry with your skills.
The coach-client relationship
Learn how to create a safe space for your clients and confidently prepare for each session. Explore and apply the three phases of the coaching relationship for sustainable results.
Effective communication
Discover effective ways to foster dialogue for clients to maximize their work with you. Walk away from this course with a robust toolkit for purposeful and direct communication.
Create awareness and inspire action
Meet your clients where they are by raising their awareness of themselves and their health. Inspire client action to cultivate change without overstepping your role as a coach.
Motivational interviewing and key skills
Explore evidence-based approaches to behavior change to coach clients who may need more support, all while tracking progress and providing accountability and motivation.

This course is for you if....

You want to become board certified through the NBHWC, a recognized industry leader, to set yourself apart as a Health Coach.
You want to take your coaching practice to the next level by expanding your reach, enhancing your credibility, and making more money doing what you love.
You’re looking for a training program that offers hours of live support so you can ask for feedback, offer advice, and practice your coaching skills in a safe and interactive environment.
You are an ICF coach seeking continuing education credits to maintain your credential.

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Schedule an informational session with our Admissions team who can help answer any questions you may have.

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Course overview

Master key coaching skills and approaches, such as motivational interviewing and stages of change, and communication skills, like mirroring and powerful questioning. Learn how to guide clients in reaching their goals while gaining knowledge to sit for the NBHWC board exam.

Meet your teachers

Megan Fedorenchik Kalocinski

Megan Fedorenchik Kalocinski, MS, CNS, NBC-HWC, is a 2011 graduate of IIN and is the proud founder and owner of Empower Functional Nutrition and Integrative Health Coaching, where she serves as a functional clinical nutritionist, national board-certified health and wellness coach, and instructor. Megan has faced her own trials and tribulations dealing with health issues. She learned to balance her own life with simple whole-food nutrition, targeted lab testing, proper vitamin and nutrient supplementation, digestive repair, and healthy lifestyle choices. As a former teacher of ten years, Megan is experienced in how balanced health and wellness affect everyone from every age, starting with our youngest populations.

Elizabeth Mander

Elizabeth Mander is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has achieved board certification through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) as well as the International Association of Health Coaches (IAHC). She earned a Master of Science degree in Health Coaching from International Health Coach University and is also a trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) group facilitator. In addition to instructing students in the Coaching Intensive Practicum, Elizabeth is also a Coaching Circle Coach for IIN’s Health Coach Training Program. As a Health Coach, Elizabeth specializes in motivational coaching and creative expression.

Merritt Tracy

Merritt Tracy is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over a thousand hours of coaching experience. Her practice is focused on women’s hormonal balance and corporate wellness. She graduated from IIN in 2012 and provides individual and group coaching through her own practice and in partnership with healthcare practitioners and companies. Merritt is an instructor for IIN’s Coaching Intensive Practicum and a Community Coordinator in IIN’s Hormone Health Course. She is passionate about helping women find balance in their lives and hormones.

Course Modules

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Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. Share your credentials on LinkedIn or print your certificate and hang it in your home or office! This is a great way to showcase and celebrate your continued education, success, and commitment to bettering the health of people around the world.

The Coaching Intensive Practicum is IIN's NBHWC-approved training program. This course will satisfy the education requirements needed to apply to take the NBHWC's exam to become a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). The NBHWC continues to gain worldwide recognition as a key player in advancing the credibility of the health coaching field, and their board certification is regarded as a global benchmark of professional coach training.

This course is also officially recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) course for continuing education credits.


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These past twelve weeks were amazing for me along with a lot of work, perseverance, and determination. I came out with a completely refreshed awareness of coaching, life, the universe, and myself.

Martha King

I learned more than I imagined, and it greatly impacted my health coaching journey... I was offered a full-time health coaching position at a weight-loss company. This course really honed my skills.

Andrea Rodgers

The course was immersive, interactive and interesting. Our instructor led new and experienced coaches alike on a journey with confidence and skill. I came out as a stronger and more confident coach.

Kimi Lebens

How will I learn?

Mentorship from NBC-HWCs
Our instructors have years of experience coaching which means they’ve shared similar successes and struggles that you may face, as well as successfully completed the exam you’ll eventually sit for.
Expert videos
In 10 modules, get access to 50+ videos and eight coaching demonstrations by successful NBC-HWCs modeling effective ways to support clients.
Participate in group calls plus connect with classmates and instructors in a Facebook group to ask questions about coursework, the NBHWC application process, and get general guidance.
Interactive buddy coaching
Participate as both coach and client to develop a deeper set of skills to foster sustainable behavior change. Get live feedback from an instructor who will listen and guide your discussions.
Health and wellness library
15+ hours of additional video content to enhance your learning experience. Immerse yourself in health and wellness content that will help prepare you for the NBHWC exam and hone your strengths with additional coaching resources.

What do I need to get started?

The prerequisite for this course is the completion of our Health Coach Training Program or a certificate from another health coaching program. You must also read and speak English.

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