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Application Process

Admission into the Foundation Course is by application only and registration is limited.  Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, which may be in any field of study.  Exceptions may be made for those with 3-5 years of experience in a medical or allied health field such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, health education, exercise physiology, psychotherapy, or nutrition.

There is no fee to apply to the Foundation Course.  To complete the application, please have a copy of your current resume or curriculum vitae readily available for upload.  You may access the online application here: online application.  Please allow two weeks for Duke Integrative Medicine to review your application and notify you of the acceptance decision. You will be notified of the acceptance decision via e-mail, at the email address you provided on your application. Application acceptances are valid for a period of 18-months from your date of acceptance.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

October-December 2017

Registration Full- Wait List Available

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

Early Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017

Registration Closes: October 6, 2017


  • Online orientation period begins: October 9, 2017
  • Onsite Module 1: October 16-20, 2017
  • Onsite Module 2: December 4-8, 2017
  • Online examination and course completion: December 9-22, 2017

2018 Dates Coming Soon

Registration Process for Accepted Applicants

Foundation Course registration is limited to accepted applicants.

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and require payment in full. Acceptance into the course without registration and payment does not reserve your place in the course. We will offer a waitlist for courses that fill to maximum capacity prior to the registration deadline.

Please see the Upcoming Dates and Deadlines above for courses which are currently registering.

Registration is available online or by phone. To register online, click on the “Accepted Applicants Register Now” button located in the blue Program Information box. If you prefer to register by phone, please call 919-660-6826 or 866-313-0959 during business hours and we would be happy to assist!

The course registration fee is $5497.00

Those that register by the noted early registration deadline qualify for a 10% discount.

Duke Affiliates qualify for a 15% discount at the time of their registration. This discount is not eligible to be combined with the early registration discount. Duke Affiliates are defined as Duke Employees, Duke Registered Volunteers, and Duke Students.

Standard Duke Integrative Medicine cancellation policies apply.

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Continuing Education Credits Available

Duke Integrative Medicine Health Coach Professional Training Program – Foundation Course (July 10-September 29, 2017; October 9-December 22, 2017)
Sponsored by Duke Integrative Medicine
Provided by Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development



Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Education Credits

Physicians: Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for 81.8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Partial credit is not awarded.

Nursing: Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for 81.8 credit hours for nurses. Partial credit is not awarded.

Pharmacists: This activity is assigned Universal Activity (UAN) # for Pharmacists: 0851-0000-16-075-B04-P, and is accredited for 81.75 hours.  Partial credit is not awarded.

Note:  All target audience members are eligible to receive Joint Accreditation (JA) continuing education credits for this activity. No attendance certificates are issued for this course. Should you have any questions regarding acceptance of JA continuing education credits by credentialing bodies, boards, or professional organizations or associations must be submitted directly to those entities.






Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and the content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

It is the policy of Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity.  All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

Summary of Faculty/Speaker Disclosure and Planning Committee Disclosure

The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated they have no relationship(s) with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity:

  • Linda Smith, PA, MS (Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, NC)
  • Adam Perlman, MD, MPH (Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, NC)
  • Meg Van Staveren, MPH (Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, NC)

The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated that they have relationship(s) with industry to disclose:

  • Tricia Karpfen, MAc, has indicated employment with Tricia Karpfen, LLC, in Hesperus, CO.
  • Tammy Kellebrew, PharmD, has indicated employment with North Metro Medical Center, in Dumas, AR.
  • Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, has indicated employment with Better Choices Health Coaching, LLC, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Kim Brame McGimsey, BA, has indicated employment with Break Through Health Coaching
  • Andrea Shaw, PhD, MCC, has indicated employment with Transforming Challenge into Opportunity, PLLC.

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The International Coach Federation (ICF) has approved this program for Coach Education (CCE) hours: 60.5 CCEs in Core Competencies and 13.5 CCEs in Resource Development.


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