About this course

Health coaching is a unique clinical practice or skill based on evidence from positive and behavioural psychology.

It provides a framework for client-centred, client-driven coaching that takes a health-focussed (not weight-focussed) approach to healthcare. 

This course contains the theory and evidence behind health coaching and was created by nutritionist, author, and researcher Dr Cliff Harvey and renowned health coach Michelle Yandle. 

Who is it for?

If you have a passion for learning more about health coaching and want to know more about its background and theories, this is the course for you. This course is great as a standalone course for interest or as a continued education opportunity for existing health practitioners. 

Will I graduate as a qualified health coach?

No, this course contains the theory and foundations of health coaching. If you want to learn more about health coaching theory, application, and practice, check out our full health & nutrition coaching course or our short course combing the theory and application of health coaching:

Certified Holistic & Performance Nutrition Coach - HPN1 Health Coach specialist

Certificate in Health Coaching

Course curriculum

  1. 2
    • Introduction to Health Coaching

    • Scope of Practice

    • Foundations of Health Coaching Quiz

  2. 3
    • Establishing Trust

    • Establishing Trust Quiz

  3. 4
    • Values and Goals

    • Values and Goals Quiz

    • Setting SMART Goals

    • Setting SMART Goals Quiz

  4. 5
    • Active Listening

    • Active Listening Quiz

    • High-Mileage Questioning (and Summary)

    • High-Mileage Questioning (and Summary) Quiz

  5. 6
    • Client record keeping and privacy

    • Conflicts of interest

    • Health Retention of Health Information Regulations 1996

    • Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

    • Health Information Privacy Code 2020

    • Ethico-Legal Considerations for Health Coaching Practice Quiz

  6. 7
    • Health Coaching Final Exam

  7. 8
    • Before you go...

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