Continuing Education for Health Coaches

NBHWC accepts continuing education offerings that are:

  • Related to the healthy lifestyle knowledge for practicing professional National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC), OR
  • Related to the core competencies required for the practice of health and wellness coaching (HWC), OR
  • Related to business, ethics, legal considerations, marketing and professional development of the health and wellness coaching practice. Professional development includes self-care and resiliency cultivation.

Continuing education courses are expected to either:

  1. Review or deepen the core knowledge and skills competencies of a NBC-HWC coach, or
  2. Enhance the knowledge and/or skills at a level above that required for national certification.

Events and Programs

More Than a Body: Building Your Body Image Resilience With Dr. Lexie and Dr. Lindsay Kite

Tuesday April 25, 2023, 12-1:30pm, Online via Zoom 

In this visual presentation, Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite will walk the audience through the life-changing pathway to body image resilience, where people can learn to not only identify the objectifying ideals that surround us and the pain and shame that accompanies those ideals, but learn to use that pain as a catalyst to be more -- more than a body, more than a collection of parts to be fixed and flaunted, more of what can bring you and the world joy and purpose.

This webinar is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.5 continuing education units (CEA-000200-1).

Food Matters for Health Professionals 

Food Matters CE Course is an evidence-based, experiential-learning, applied nutrition, and culinary skills course for health professionals of all disciplines. The course addresses the role of food in specific health conditions and its function in health promotion and disease prevention. The relationship between the source of food and the larger food system to both environmental and human health will be explored, in addition to the importance of understanding the food system’s impact on patients and communities.

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 8.5 continuing education units (CEA-000171-1). 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Held live via Zoom or in-person

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week course that will help you learn about the physiology and science of stress. You'll learn about a variety of mindfulness techniques including guided instruction, gentle stretching, mindful yoga, mindful communication, and daily practices.

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 28.5 continuing education units (CE-000068-1).

Mindfulness at Work 

Self paced, online program

Mindfulness at Work is a six-week, self-paced, experiential, completely online course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. The course explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as presence, emotional regulation, resilience, cognitive flexibility, and communication, all of which are critical skills for thriving at work.

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 4.5 continuing education units (CEP # 100057-2).

Introduction to Mindfulness

Held live via Zoom

This course explores what mindfulness is (and isn’t) through direct experience and discussion. You’ll investigate different aspects of mindfulness and its implications for your life. Introduction to Mindfulness is held over 4 weeks for 1.5 hours per week, or as a one day intensive for 7 hours.

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 6 continuing education units (CEP # 100057).

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