There are quite a few different types of Health Coaches. What’s the difference between a Health Coach and a Nutritionist: This is one of the questions that often gets asked when someone is considering studying to be a Health Coach. It’s important that you understand the scope of practice of a Health Coach and how the two professions differ.
|Scope of practice||Health Coach||Nutritionist|
|Assist clients with basic nutrition, diet and menu planning.|
|Trained in advanced nutrition and able to advise clients with complex nutritional deficiencies and specific health conditions.|
|Able to prescribe nutritional supplements, assess blood tests and organise functional pathology tests.|
|Assist clients with goal setting, behaviour change, motivation and accountability|
|Work with clients to improve their fitness levels and implement an exercise routine.|
|Diagnose health conditions and claim to cure diseases.|
|Co-create a wellness plan specific to the client’s needs after taking a full case history.|
|Create a treatment protocol for the client after taking a comprehensive case history and analysing pathology tests.|
|Partner with and refer to other practitioners in the medical and natural health environment.|
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