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IHCPTT Certification

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Certification Course

Take your coaching to the next level!  Continue your training with one of the nation’s finest health care institutions and a world-wide leader in Integrative Medicine.  Mastery in the field of Integrative Health Coaching comes with practice, skill development, and mentoring.  The Certification Course is designed to deepen your understanding of the core competences and to allow you to achieve a more advanced level of proficiency in the field.

About the Curriculum

The Certification Course is a secondary level of training open to those who have completed our Foundation Course. This distance-learning course allows participants to deepen their coaching 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, processes, and partnership.

Additional benefits of completing the Certification Course include:

  • 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.
  • Access to an expanding professional network of peers in this field.

At the conclusion of the Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Certification Course, learners will meet the following learning objectives:

  • 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, processes, and partnership through the opportunity for mentored feedback on recorded coaching sessions.

Course Design

Students will receive feedback on their coaching during individual distance-learning sessions with a mentor.  In addition, students will complete robust, self-paced online learning modules including Web Based Training and Demonstration Videos.  Required course components include:

  • 3 Mentor Sessions:  Individual sessions with personalized feedback on recorded professional coaching sessions
  • 5 Web Based Trainings (WBTs):  Online, self-paced modules which guide learners through the course content
  • 8 Demonstration Videos:  Illustrations of the use of Integrative Health Coaching skills, process, and partnership
  • Healthy Living Curriculum:  Designed to provide coaches with a well-rounded review of healthy living to enhance their knowledge base for coaching
  • Successful completion of both an oral and a written examination (it is strongly recommended that students complete at least 50 professional coaching sessions prior to completing the final oral examination)

Those who complete all requirements for the Certification Course earn a Certificate of Completion and certification as an Integrative Health Coach by Duke Integrative Medicine.

International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC): This program is an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. Successful graduates meet the training eligibility requirements (for the Transition Phase) to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination required for health & wellness coaches to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for participation are as follows:

  • Internet access
  • Desktop or laptop computer with a headset (or internal speaker and microphone) in order to participate in the Mentor Sessions using WebEx online meeting center
  • Audio recording device for recording coaching sessions to review during individual mentor sessions

When working with your own clients during the Certification Course, it is recommended (although not required) that you obtain your own professional insurance.  Upon completion of the Certification Course, graduates will be required to provide proof of insurance if they choose to have their professional contact information included on the Duke Integrative Medicine website.

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