Learn how to be a health coach

Live, supported, online group classes

Live, online health coaching classes by Michelle Yandle, health coach will help to take your clinical and practical coaching skills to the next level!
If you have already completed a course of study in nutrition, allied health, or health coaching and you want to focus on hwo you can improve your practical and applied health coaching skills, this is the course for you!

Note: This course is also part of our HPN1 Health Coach track and Certificate in Health Coaching short course. If you want to become a fully qualified health and nutrition coach, check out the full HPN1 course.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Read this first!

    • Course requirements

    • Before we begin...

    • Health Coach Practicum Registration

  2. 2
    • Live Classes (August 2, 2022 Start)

  3. 3
    • Lab 1

    • Lab 2

    • Lab 3

    • Lab 4

    • Lab 5

    • Lab 6

    • Lab 7

    • Lab 8

    • Lab 9

    • Lab 10

    • Lab 11

    • Lab 12

    • Lab 13

    • Lab 14

    • Lab 15

    • Lab 16

  4. 4
    • Coaching Log Book

    • Upload Coaching Log Book

    • Recorded Coaching Session

  5. 5
    • Lab 1 - 2 Aug 2022

    • Lab 2 - 8 Aug 2022

  6. 6
    • Examples of open-ended inquiry

    • Coaching Demo

    • Affirmations

    • Values Activity

    • SMART Goals

    • Discovery Session: Open-Ended Questions

    • Addictions, alcohol, and drugs from a health coaching perspective

    • Takitaki mai : a guide to motivational interviewing for Māori

    • Post Session Template

  7. 7
    • Essential information

  8. 8
    • Before you go...


  • Who needs to attend?

    EVERYONE who wants to be registered as health coaches.

  • How long are the sessions?

    The 16 sessions are 2.5 hours long each (40-hours total). All 16 sessions need to be attended if you decide to do the Health Coaching practicums with Michelle Yandle.

  • What if I can't make it to a session?

    All sessions must be attended as there are a minimum number of applied hours required for qualification as a recognised health coach. If extenuating circumstances mean that you are not able to attend all sessions, please email members@hpn.ac.nz

  • What can I expect from the sessions?

    In a nutshell, these sessions are live/in-person (online) with Michelle on the practical skills of health coaching, which you'll be able to do in the session.

  • What if I can't or don't want to do them?

    If you can't attend the dates set, you may have the option of re-enrolling in a different intake at a later date within the 2-year HPN1 period of active enrolment. If you'd like to opt-out of the practicums entirely, please email Ashley at members@hpn.ac.nz.

  • What happens if I opt-out of the Health Coaching sessions?

    By opting out, you will graduate HPN1 without the Health Coach specialisation. This will not allow your registration (if and when we are approved by HCANZA) but will allow you to progress onto HPN2.

  • Do I still need to register if I'm already enrolled in HPN1 (Health Coaching)?

    If you are currently enrolled in HPN1 (Health Coaching track), you have access to this course through your dashboard - but you will still need to register within the course itself.

  • I'm an HPN1 graduate, how do I become a registered Health Coach?

    If you are an HPN1 graduate and would like to become a registered Health Coach, you will need to complete the Certificate in Health Coaching.