Core Coach Training

Learn how to create lasting change

Help people grow and thrive as a Wellcoach

Video Introduction to Wellcoaches
Welcome to our growing, global community of Certified Coaches. Our Core Coach Training program is widely respected as the gold standard. Our industry-first programs gave birth to a new professional, the Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Expanding our scope, we now provide also training for the Certified Personal Coach.  Our core training and certification programs, endorsed by our strategic partners, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, are designed for professionals with expertise such as: weight, nutrition, fitness, stress or mind/body medicine, lifestyle medicine, chronic disease, and mental health.

Our Coaching Psychology Manual is the foundation of the Wellcoaches Core Coach Training & Certification Programs, now used widely in academic courses on coaching psychology and health and wellness coaching, including Coaching Psychology Courses at Harvard University Extension School.

Watch now for brief overview of the Wellcoaches path to coaching mastery.


We offer a variety of convenient class times and styles to meet your learning needs. You are sure to find a schedule that works for you!

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*Note: Curriculum and pricing updates coming in July

ACSM AND ACLM ENDORSED | Wellcoaches Core Coach Training is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.



What You'll Learn

  • Describe/apply key ingredients and dynamics to facilitate lasting change
  • Elicit mindful self-awareness and insights
  • Apply self-determination theory and motivational interviewing techniques to support clients in uncovering the autonomous motivation needed for change
  • Leverage the science of positive psychology to help clients apply their strengths and gain the capacity to adapt to setbacks
  • Help clients develop self-efficacy and resilience
  • Learn how and when to provide expert advice or referrals to enable just-in-time learning of knowledge and skills
  • Apply principles of goal-setting theory to help clients design engaging visions and goals that spur them to go beyond what they can do alone



To meet the needs and learning preferences for all of our students, we provide two options for training: an 18-week teleclass or a 4-day residential session. Both courses provide the same educational content and coaching practice opportunities. Lesson topics include:

  • Defining the Role of the Coach
  • Growth-Promoting Relationships
  • Thriving: Being Skills and Coaching Presence
  • Expressing Compassion
  • And much more...


Purchase of the Core Coach Training also includes complimentary access to our wellcoaches habits course.

*Note: Curriculum and pricing updates coming in July

Prerequisites for Core Coach Training

This training program is open to students with ANY ONE of the following:

    1. An Associate's Degree or higher, in any area of study.

    2. A license, or license equivalent, in any of the following: Certified Dental Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Certified Dental Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, LVN/LPN, NREMT-First Responder, NREMT-Intermediate/85 or NREMT-Paramedic, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RN

    3. No degree and a certification in any of the following, with a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience in the field, with individuals or groups: Academy of Applied Personal Training Education, Action Personal Trainer Certification, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, The Cooper Institute, International Fitness Professionals Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Council for Certified Personal Trainers , National Council on Strength and Fitness, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, National Exercise Trainers Association, National Federation of Professional Trainers, National Personal Training Institute, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Training and Wellness Certification Commission, 200-hour certified Yoga Alliance instructor

    Core Coach Certification

    Once you have completed the Core Coach Training, you may choose to pursue Coach Certification. Our Certification process is separate from the Core Coach Training program. We offer two distinct certifications based on the previous education and experience of the student: the "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" for health professionals and the "Certified Personal Coach" for non-health professionals.