The Department of Public Health Education at UNCG offers a UNCG Health Coach Certificate for those who complete the Health Coach Certificate Training as well as a satisfactory review of additional certificate materials. This Certification alone does not satisfy the requirements for those who wish to sit for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) exam. Upon approval from NBHWC, we will have the additional requirements posted soon! The current 3-day training serves as a Level 1 training for those who desire the skills of becoming a health coach.

UNCG Health Coach Certificate Requirements:

For those interested in obtaining the UNCG Health Coach Certificate, the following requirements must be completed within one year from your date of completion of the Health Coach Certificate Training:

  1. Complete the UNCG Health Coach Certificate Training
  2. Score 70% or higher on the online exam
  3. Verify at least six coaching sessions completed with one client following the completion of training (Use the form: Form – verification of hours)
  4. Submit an audio clip (must be full length of your coaching session; minimum of 30 minutes).
  5. Submit a typed transcript of the recorded session with a personal reflection of coaching included 
  6. Submit a summarized reflection of coaching experiences, strengths, challenges, growth, and future goals for coaching

See this page for instructions on how to submit materials: Submitting your Certification Materials

Please read more in-depth about our Certification Requirements here.

Please note:  An additional fee of $150 is required for the review of your certificate materials. Upon satisfactory review of your certificate materials, you will earn the UNCG Health Coach Certificate. Please submit the Payment Submission Form with your payment to be considered for the UNCG Health Coach Certificate.

National Certification

As of February 2021, we are currently awaiting approval of our new curriculum by NBHWC. In order to be eligible for the NBHWC’s National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), you must complete the UNCG Health Coach Training (Level 1) and you will then need to complete the Level 2 training, self-paced modules, and practical skills assessment. You must complete all stages of the training and pass the necessary exam in order to be considered for the National Board exam. The UNCG Health & Wellness Certificate will then be the verification that NBHWC needs to confirm that you have completed an approved training with experience and feedback from faculty. Please see NBHWC’s website for more details on the requirements to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

The UNCG Health Coach Certificate Training is also a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Approved Board Certified Coach (BCC) training provider. This course is approved as a 30 hour BCC training course. You must complete the UNCG Health Coach Training and complete a satisfactory review of your UNCG Health Coach Certificate materials to meet the 30 training hours.