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IHCPTT Certification

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Certification Course FAQs

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Who typically attends your course?

The IHCPT Program is designed for medical and allied health providers and other professionals seeking to partner with their clients to improve their health behaviors and outcomes.

IHCPT Program participants represent diverse educational and professional backgrounds.  Many represent licensed medical and allied health fields such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, health education, social work, exercise physiology, psychotherapy, or nutrition.  Others represent a wide range of professional fields such as public health, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga therapy, personal training, ministry, education, business entrepreneurs, healthcare marketing and consultants, and other fields.

Participation in the IHCPT Certification Course is limited to those who have successfully completed the IHCPT Foundation Course.

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What course content will be covered?

The IHCPT Certification Course is an instructor-led distance learning course that provides an advanced level of training on the professional application of Integrative Health Coaching skills. The course allows participants to deepen their proficiency through skills practice, mentored feedback, online learning modules, and video demonstrations. Course completion includes a written and oral examination to demonstrate mastery of Integrative Health Coaching skills, process, and partnership.

The IHCPT Certification Course is designed to help you:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the 9 stages of the Integrative Health Coaching Process Model.
  • Select appropriate strategies to support clients in making desired health behavior changes to support their optimal health.
  • Identify the structure of an Integrative Health Coaching session as well as a series of sessions.
  • Explore the impact of a mindfulness practice on the Integrative Health Coaching relationship, specifically when encountering challenging coaching interactions.
  • Apply Integrative Health Coaching skills, process, and partnership through the opportunity for mentored feedback on recorded coaching sessions.
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Do you have an attendance policy? What if I miss a Mentor Session?

Yes. In order to receive a certificate of completion and earn continuing education credits, you must attend all 3 of the scheduled Mentor Sessions. If you miss one of the Mentor Sessions, you will be required to pay a missed session fee and will need to reschedule the missed session.

You must also complete all of the online components of the training.

We reserve the right not to award a certificate of completion and/or continuing education credits if you do not complete all required components of the training.

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Are there any text books or other materials required for this course?

The entire training takes place online. There are no required textbooks or other materials.

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What are the minimum hardware/software requirements to access the online training?

In order to complete the required Mentor Sessions, you will need a desktop or laptop computer with reliable internet access and a computer headset in order to join the online sessions.

To access and complete the online training modules the minimum system requirements are as follows:

Internet Connection

  • 0.5 Mbps (recommended 1+ Mbps), wired connection or Wi-Fi connection

General Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Windows Operating Systems

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® AtomTM 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 17 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory

Mac OS

  • Intel CoreTM Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 17, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

Chrome OS

  • If you are using a Google device such as a Chromebook the device will display the course PDF documents with its internal software. Adobe Acrobat need not be installed on the system.

Before beginning, please make sure you have done the following.

  • Enabled JavaScript
  • Disabled Pop-up Blocker
  • Depending on your organization’s security settings you may need to make the learning center URL a Trusted Site

Tablets and Smartphones

  • Using iOS or Android operating systems are supported
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Is there an examination?

Yes. In order to receive credit for the course you must pass the written examination with at least 80% of the answers correct. You may take the written examination as many times as needed in order to pass.

A passing oral examination is also required to be certified by Duke Integrative Medicine as an Integrative Health Coach and to receive the Duke IM Certificate of Completion.

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Are continuing education credits available?

Yes. Please refer to the IHCPT Certification Course webpage for details about available continuing education credits.

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What kind of official documentation will I receive at the completion of the training?

After completing the course you will receive several downloadable electronic certificates showing continuing education credits and a Duke IM Certificate of Completion.

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What is the cost of the course?

The IHCPT Certification Course registration fee is $1,440.

Those who 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 current Duke Employees, Duke Registered Volunteers, and Duke Students.

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What is the course refund policy?

For programs with a designated start date, transfers are not allowed. Cancellations may be requested using the cancellation request form. If you make this request at least 7 days prior to the start of the program you will receive a refund of your payment minus an administration fee equal to 10% of the registration fee. If you request a cancellation fewer than 7 days before the program start date or do not arrive on your scheduled start date you will forfeit your payment.

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What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers access to the online course content as well as the cost of continuing education credits.

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