Certification

The Department of Public Health Education at UNCG offers a UNCG Health Coach Certificate for those who complete the Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (Level 1) 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. The Level 1 training serves as a foundation training for those who desire the skills of becoming a health coach.

Now open for registration is the Advanced Health & Wellness Coach Training (Level 2) approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. Upon successful completion of this training (which includes additional virtual trainings, self-paced modules and a practical skills assessment), participants will be eligible to sit for the National exam. See below under National Certification for more information!

UNCG Health Coach Certificate Requirements:

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

If you completed our 3-day health coach training after October 30, 2020:

You will need to complete & submit the following requirements by August 13, 2021 to be eligible to register for the Level 2 training. Otherwise, you have 6 months from the completion of your training to complete the requirements for the Health Coach Certification process :

  1. Complete the UNCG Health Coach Certificate Training (Level 1)
  2. Score 70% or higher on the online exam
  3. Verify at least four coaching sessions completed with one client following the completion of training (Download the Coaching Hours Verification form)
  4. Submit an audio clip (must be full length of your coaching session #3 or #4; minimum of 30 minutes).
  5. Submit a typed transcript of the recorded session with a personal reflection of coaching included 
  6. Submit your coaching notes from each session (Download the Coaching Notes template)
  7. Submit a summarized reflection of coaching experiences, strengths, challenges, growth, and future goals for coaching (Download the Reflection of Coaching Experience).

If you completed our 3-day training before October 30, 2020:

For those interested in obtaining the UNCG Health Coach Certificate, and to be eligible to move on to the Level 2 training, 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 (Level 1) before October 30, 2020.
  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. (Download the Coaching Hours Verification form)
  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 your coaching notes from each session (Download the Coaching Notes template)
  7. Submit a summarized reflection of coaching experiences, strengths, challenges, growth, and future goals for coaching (Download the Reflection of Coaching Experience).

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

National Board Certification

As of March 2021, “University of North Carolina Greensboro – Health Coaching Program” has been awarded “Pending Approval” status by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). In order to be eligible for the NBHWC’s exam, you must complete the UNCG Health Coach Training (Level 1) and you will then need to complete the Level 2 training (starting fall 2021) to include additional live (virtual) training sessions, 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.

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.