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Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches

A holistic view of wellness to support clients and patients in thriving.

Why Do Coaches Need Lifestyle Medicine?

Up to 85 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States pays for the treatment of conditions rooted in poor lifestyle choices. This 18-hour e-course provides an in-depth overview of the leading lifestyle medicine topics.  Coaches will gain an understanding of the whole human health experience and become effectively trained to educate, equip and empower their clients with lifestyle choices to prevent, treat and, often, even reverse chronic and select autoimmune disease.  This course addresses the need for quality education and credentialing while supporting coaches in their individual practices or as part of a multidisciplinary team in their collective desire to promote lifestyle medicine as the primary treatment of choice.
 

DAVID KATZ, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, Immediate Past-President of the ACLM  | "Establishing a standard for health coaches in lifestyle medicine will help ensure that crucial information is consistently of the highest caliber. Coaches reach an enormous number of people, and, with standardized training in lifestyle medicine, they'll have an enhanced ability to promote health and prevent disease. The public can be confident that certified coaches are practicing at a high standard and providing evidence-based guidance. Certified Health and Wellness Coaches who specialize in lifestyle medicine will become integral members of the lifestyle medicine practice team, contributing importantly to the treatment and even reversal of disease." 

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In Partnership with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

Lifestyle Medicine trained health coaches will be a foundational component of real health care reform and will be well positioned to meet the ever-growing demand in both clinical and worksite settings. - Susan Benigas, Executive Director, ACLM

ACLM members qualify for a members-only discount through the ACLM member website.

This course is also endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine.


 

Topics Include

  1. Lifestyle Medicine: Introduction, integration into health care and resources
  2. Basic Biometrics
  3. Health and Lifestyle Diseases (Preventing Death and Disability)
  4. Active Living: Physical Activity and Functional Fitness
  5. Culinary Medicine: Basic Nutrition
  6. Emotional Well-being and Resiliency
  7. Positive Psychology and Health
  8. Substance Use and Addictions
  9. Sleep Health
  10. Brain Health
  11. Shared Decision Making
  12. Interpreting Coaching Research

 

TOPIC AND FACULTY OVERVIEW 

 

 

Requirements for Course Completion


The course includes 18 hours of self-paced content, in the form of videos, questions for reflection, and journal prompts. It is divided into six sections, each followed by a knowledge assessment, to aid the student in digestion and application of the learning. To earn a "Certificate of Attendance", students must view each of the lessons in full, complete the six knowledge assessments with 80% accuracy, and complete a course survey.  See refund policy.

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

 

 

 

The "Lifestyle Medicine Coach" Certificate


If you are a Certified Wellcoach® through Wellcoaches, or have earned the "National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach" (NBC-HWC) designation from ICHWC, you may earn the "Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate" after course completion.  If you are not a Certified Wellcoach (or have an Invalid or Inactive status), or an NBC-HWC, you will earn a "Certificate of Attendance" after course completion.

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