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.

Wellbeing Series Webinar

Since 2012, the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has hosted wellbeing thought-leaders to inspire and educate the community, organizations, and life-long learners through the Wellbeing Lecture Series.

The Impact of Trauma on Health and Wellbeing and How to Heal featuring Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH

Tuesday October 1, 2024 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central

This webinar is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.5 continuing education units (CEA-000431-1).

Award-winning physician, researcher, and public health leader Nadine Burke Harris is dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities, which includes understanding the link between trauma and health outcomes. Research shows that early traumatic experiences can cause a prolonged stress response that ultimately leads to an increased risk of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. As California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Burke Harris helped guide the state’s COVID response by successfully launching a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to train over 20,000 primary care providers on how to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and respond with trauma-informed care. In this talk, she will  outline evidence-based practices you can adopt to regulate the biological stress response and improve health outcomes. Not only will you understand the impact of trauma on health and wellbeing, you will know how to heal.

Events and Programs

Enhancing Personal Wellbeing & Resilience Series

Held live via Zoom

In this four-part virtual series, you will learn practical evidence-based approaches to help build your personal resilience and enhance your skills and confidence in bringing more wellbeing into your daily life, at work and at home.

Each workshop is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.25 continuing education units or 5 continuing education units for the entire series (CEA-000293).

Mental Health and Nutrition Workshops

Held live via Zoom

Our understanding of mental health has evolved to a more comprehensive model that acknowledges nutrition as an influential factor. Research highlights the role food, micronutrients and gut health play in determining our risk of developing mental health issues, as well as our ability to thrive with conditions such as Depression, Anxiety and ADHD.

This three-part series of 75-minute online workshops includes information about three pillars of nutritional approaches to mental health: diet, micronutrients, and the microbiome. You will learn how micronutrients and the microbiome impact common conditions like Depression, Anxiety and ADHD, and dietary strategies commonly used to support mental and cognitive health.

Each workshop is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.25 continuing education units or 3.75 continuing education units for the entire series (CEA-000292). 

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 (CE-000157-2).

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