Do I need a qualification to be a Health Coach?

Learn what it takes to make your health coaching career a reality

If you’ve been wondering “do I need a qualification to be to become a Health Coach?”, the answer is yes.

To practice as a Health Coach, you need to undertake health coaching training with a reputable and accredited training organisation. The length of the study programme is also important. Short weekend courses do not provide adequate training and you should only consider longer, comprehensive diploma courses that also offer practical training.

The beauty of CNM’s Health Coach Diploma is that you learn everything you need to know to become a successful Health Coach including business and marketing strategies and tools to kick-start your health coaching career.

If you have a passion for health and wellbeing, and a desire to help others improve their lives, you’ll make a great Health Coach candidate.

The demand for health coaches has never been greater as people are seeking ways to better their health and bring balance to their lives. The NHS in the UK is now employing health coaches to assist patients with diet and lifestyle and educate them on the importance of nutrition and exercise. This is part of a patient-focussed approach to help people overcome barriers on their health journey.

Health Coaches are trained to support their clients with stress management, weight loss, sleep routines, creating work/ life balance and advising on the best dietary and lifestyle approaches to address conditions such as diabetes and IBS.

If you haven’t studied for a while, or you think your studying days are long gone, do not fear – there are students of all ages and from all walks of life studying CNM’s Health Coach diploma, so you’re in good company. The course is comprehensive and tailored to suit the individual’s needs. You can study in-class or online, and go at your own pace to make studying fit in with your lifestyle.

Here’s how studying health coaching at CNM has changed these graduate’s lives:

“CNM’s Health Coach training has given me the tools and confidence to be an outstanding Health Coach. I’m thrilled to be doing a job which offers flexibility and work-life balance; also enabling me to help others make positive and long-lasting dietary and lifestyle changes.”     

Adelle Adams

“CNM has changed my life. I’m now able to pass on my knowledge and experience to those who are struggling with health issues. I’ve been seeing clients from all over the world online, helping people with chronic illness, weight management and healing from food fear. I couldn’t have done any of this without the foundation given to me by CNM.”

Lauren Lewis

Got another question about health coach training? Here are some useful posts which may help or contact us directly.

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How to get your Health Coach certification

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