Health Coach Training Course
The CNM Health Coach Training is designed to meet the increasing demand from clients and health professionals. CNM Health Coaches are trained in nutrition and health, fitness and exercise, how the body works, coaching, marketing and business promotion.
Surveys have shown that 80% of our graduates are practising.
At CNM we believe that good knowledge comes from practice. The CNM Health Coach Diploma has been designed to include many practice sessions in addition to the informative lectures.
Students have the opportunity throughout the course to apply their knowledge in real-world practice scenarios. Combined with thorough business marketing training, CNM Health Coaches have all of the skills, knowledge and tools required to start a thriving health coaching business.
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Health Coach Course Overview
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What is Health Coaching?
Health coaching is an integrative approach to improving someone’s health and life by helping them to make positive changes to their diet and lifestyle. Health coaches are trained to educate, inspire and support their clients.
Using a range of health coaching tools and strategies, health coaches work with their clients to set realistic and achievable goals. Health coaching enables people to create real change in every aspect of their life, including their diet, fitness levels, career, relationships and home environment.
A health coach empowers their clients by encouraging them to set sustainable goals that will fit into their lifestyle; goals they can realistically achieve and maintain. Health coaches support and champion their clients, making them accountable to take control of their health.
How to become a Health Coach?
Now is the perfect time to become a health coach. With chronic diseases, stress and obesity at an all-time high, many people are crying out for support and guidance to improve their health. The health coaching industry is booming and it’s continuing to grow year on year. In the US alone, the health coaching market was worth $6.14 billion in 2017 and it’s predicted to grow to $7.85 billion by 2022. With endless career opportunities and the ability to work flexibly, from anywhere in the world, many people are choosing to change careers and become health coaches.
At CNM, you can become a health coach in as little as six to twelve months. The CNM Health Coach Diploma is a comprehensive course that will teach you everything you need to know to jumpstart your health coaching career and build a thriving health coaching business. You will learn basic anatomy and physiology, how the body works, the components of a healthy diet, the nutrients needed to maintain health, the fundamentals of fitness and how to implement exercise regimes and specialized coaching skills. You’ll also gain the necessary skills to set up a thriving health coaching business, including marketing, promotional strategies and PR. Health coaching is a fulfilling career as it enables you to change people’s lives.
Where do Health Coaches work?
Health coaches have the flexibility to work from wherever they like, whenever they like. Some health coaches work in private practice from a clinic setting or from home; others work solely online using video calls to consult with their clients. Trained health coaches can also work in corporate wellness, creating wellness programs and giving health talks.
Fitness centers, yoga studios and wellness spas and retreats also contract health coaches to be part of their in-house team of health experts. Doctor surgeries are increasingly using the services of health coaches to assist the doctors and nurses in educating patients on diet and lifestyle. Doctors often don’t have the time or training to help their patients make the necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle, whereas health coaches do. Health coaches are helping to bridge the gap between patients and their clinicians.
Health Coach vs Nutritionist – What is the difference?
Even though health coaches and nutritionists both help clients with their diet and lifestyle, their approach, depth of knowledge and areas of expertise vary greatly. The main difference being that a health coach works collaboratively with their clients, co-creating a health plan with their client, and coaching and supporting them to make the necessary changes. A nutritionist, on the other hand, works more prescriptively, giving their client a treatment plan to follow after taking a comprehensive case history.
Nutritionists have in-depth nutrition knowledge due to their extensive training; most nutritional therapy diplomas take three years to complete, including clinical practice. Nutritionists are trained to deal with nutritional deficiencies, manage nutrition-related health conditions and prescribe nutritional supplements where required. Nutritionists can also request and analyze blood tests and functional pathology tests.
Health coaches have basic nutrition knowledge and are only able to advise their clients on diet and lifestyle at a basic level; they are not able to prescribe nutritional supplements or carry out diagnostic testing. If a client has complex nutritional needs or a specific health condition, health coaches would be expected to refer their client onto a nutritionist or another healthcare professional.
In addition to supporting clients with diet, health coaches are also trained to assist with lifestyle factors such as stress, exercise, sleep and life goals. Health coaches are equipped with the necessary coaching skills and tools to be able to help their clients set and achieve realistic health goals. A health coach essentially works as a mentor, inspiring and motivating their clients to take control of their health. Health coaches can devise meal and exercise plans, while also supporting clients to achieve balance in their career, relationships and home environments. Health coaches use a tailored approach with each client, empowering their clients to create sustainable change in their lives.
Case Study: How to Start a Health Coaching Business
CNM Health Coach graduate Sarah started her health coaching business as soon as she graduated. Using the skills and strategies she learnt on the course, Sarah was able to get her health coaching career off the ground immediately. Sarah said the business and marketing modules proved invaluable as they showed her how to create a business plan and define her target customer. Once she had the vision for her health coaching business, Sarah was able to create a range of health coaching packages and programs to suit her client’s needs.
Specializing in corporate wellness has also enabled Sarah to add other revenue streams to her business model; she regularly runs health workshops and initiatives in companies around the US. Niching her health coaching business has not only proved very profitable, it’s also positioned Sarah as the expert in corporate wellness. She regularly writes for health magazines and is a popular guest blogger in the industry. Sarah found the “starting a health blog” and “promoting yourself” modules particularly useful and she has successfully implemented this knowledge into her business.
Becoming a health coach has given Sarah the work-life balance she was so desperately seeking. Sarah now works predominantly online, giving her location independence and enabling her to set her own work schedule. With the health coaching industry continuing to thrive, Sarah’s career prospects are bright; she hopes to double her income by next year. Becoming a health coach has changed Sarah’s life for the better; she has been able to improve her own health, as well as make a difference to the lives of others.
How Much Can A Health Coach Earn?
According to the US Department of Labor, health coaches in the US earn between $50,000 – $75,000 per annum. Some health coaches earn $100k plus. With multiple revenue streams, your earning capacity as a health coach is limitless. There are numerous ways to earn money as a health coach, including one-to-one coaching, group coaching programs, corporate consulting, public speaking, workshops, affiliate marketing and writing books. The key to generating a high income is being able to scale your health coaching business and position yourself as the expert within your niche.
Successfully Running A Health Coaching Business
Becoming a health coach can be a prosperous and rewarding career. In order to create a flourishing health coaching business, setting up your business correctly and implementing a marketing strategy are key. You need to define your niche and understand who your customers are. When you know this, you can tailor your services to your target audience and offer solutions to their needs.
Positioning yourself as the go-to person is essential; as is networking with others in the industry and promoting yourself. Being authentic and building a community is a sure-fire way to get yourself known as a health coach.
The CNM Health Coach Diploma teaches you all the skills and strategies you need create a loyal customer base and generate repeat business. Experienced lecturers share their tips and advice on business, marketing and PR. Learn how to create engaging content for your website or blog, how to market yourself effectively and how to price and package your services to make them financially viable.
How Much Does It Cost To Train Be Health Coach?
The cost to become a health coach varies, dependent on the type of training offered. A short weekend certification program will cost far less than a six to twelve-month course; however, the quality and level of learning achieved will be much lower in a short course and this is reflected in the price. The skills and practical experience you will learn on a longer course are incomparable; ultimately, you get what you pay for. If you’re serious about becoming a health coach and making it your new career, investing in a quality program is essential.
The CNM Health Coach Diploma is an-depth, six to twelve-month program with 550 hours of learning. You will acquire all the skills needed to devise health regimes for clients to help them to successfully achieve their health goals. With a good understanding of how the body works and the dietary and lifestyle factors for optimum health, you will confidently be able to support your clients and help them create real change. CNM lecturers are highly experienced practitioners who deliver the lectures in an engaging and interactive way. You will graduate with the confidence to set up your health coach business immediately.