Integrative Health Coach Professional Training
Mastery in the field of integrative health coaching comes with practice, skill development, and personal supervision. The Certification Course is open to those who have completed the Foundation Course. It is designed to deepen your understanding and application of the core skills and to offer you an excellent forum to achieve an expanded professional level of competence in the field. This distance learning course is delivered via web and teleconferencing. Those who complete all requirements for the Certification Course are certified as integrative health coaches by Duke Integrative Medicine.
- Individual supervision and support for 9 sessions by our senior integrative health coaches
- Regular telephonic group learning sessions with coaching demonstrations and modeling of skills
- Full access and use of the Integrative Health Coaching website and class interface
Additional requirements for graduation from the Certification Course include:
- Documentation of 100 hours of coaching* (agreements and signed consent forms for a minimum of 4 coaching clients must be obtained prior to the start of the course; contact the program coordinator for the appropriate forms)
- Successful completion of both an oral and a written examination
*Some participants will require more time to complete their 100 coaching hours in order to qualify to take the oral examination. The oral examination may be taken up to a full year from the start of the course in order to meet the needs and schedules of those in the training.
In addition to the required course components listed above, you may choose to complete one or both of the following optional components to bolster your development as an integrative health coach. We encourage you to consider these opportunities and decide if they would be beneficial to supplement your learning during the Certification Course.
Completing personal coaching sessions with a certified integrative health coach provides the opportunity to experience coaching from the client's perspective. Should you choose to complete personal coaching sessions, there is a growing list of certified coaches from which you can select. The list of integrative health coaches certified through Duke Integrative Medicine is available on this webpage.
Completing a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course or another mindfulness training program provides you with an opportunity to enhance your ability to be deeply present during coaching with clients. Should you choose to complete an MBSR course there are many educational providers from which you can select, including Duke Integrative Medicine. If you wish to be able to teach mindfulness skills through a professional role, consider taking a course such as Mindfulness Training for Professionals, which is offered at Duke Integrative Medicine. If you wish to be able to teach MBSR courses, please refer to the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness website for information on available training.
Benefits of completing the Certification Course
- Professional recognition as a certified integrative health coach
- The invitation to add your professional contact information to the Duke Integrative Medicine website - a resource for potential clients
- Belonging to an expanding professional network of peers in this field
Prerequisites and Additional Information
Graduation from the Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Foundation Course
After you register, you will be contacted by the program coordinator approximately 1-2 months prior to the course with additional program details and scheduling information. Please monitor your email for this important information and respond as requested.
In order to work with your own clients during the Certification Course, it is recommended (although not required) that students obtain their own professional insurance. Upon completion of the Certification Course, graduates will be required to provide proof of insurance in order to have their professional contact information included on the Duke Integrative Medicine website. Professional insurance for coaches is available from a variety of companies including: Philadelphia Insurance Company, American Council of Health Care Professionals, and Health Care Providers Service Organization. Please note that the provision of the websites of these three companies is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of these particular companies.
- Telephone with ability to dial long-distance numbers
- Internet access
- Latest version of the following free software programs (downloaded and installed):
- Mozilla Firefox web browser
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Shockwave Player
Course Registration Fee
The course registration fee is $4,025 (or $3,825 if you register prior to the early registration deadline listed below).
If you register for both the Foundation Course and the Certification Course at the same time you will receive an additional discount of $200 off the cost of the Certification Course. (For example, registering for the March-June 2012 Foundation Course and the July-December 2012 Certification Course at the same time would qualify for the discounted rate for Certification.)
Standard Duke Integrative Medicine cancellation policies apply.
Cohort 7 | July - December 2013
Early registration deadline (for discounted rate): May 17, 2013
Registration closes: June 21, 2013
Distance learning course work begins: July 5, 2013
Cohort 8 | January - June 2014
Early registration deadline (for discounted rate): November 15, 2013
Registration closes: December 20, 2013
Distance learning course work begins: January 3, 2014
Cohort 9 | July - December 2014
Early registration deadline (for discounted rate): May 9, 2014
Registration closes: June 20, 2014
Distance learning course work begins: July 4, 2014
Call 1-866-313-0959 toll-free for further information and to register.
Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education &Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard, which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of Authorized Provider status, Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is authorized to offer IACET CEU's for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard.