Well-Being Coach Certification
Our Well-Being Coach Certification program has been designed to prepare helping professionals for work in the field of preventive health and well-being. Our graduates are experts in lifestyle transformation, stress management, and growth in self-awareness. World health organizations (e.g. the CDC) and the federal government are making calls to change our public health promotion strategies to reduce health care costs and to help an aging and longer-living population make informed choices about their own health. People, both sick and healthy, need assistance in changing their lifestyles. Our program is designed to answer these calls using our innovative approach to health and well-being. Our graduates work in a variety of environments: community centers, clinics, hospitals, private practice, the fitness industry, corporations, schools, and other health care venues.
What makes our program unique?
It's integrative and interdisciplinary
A rigorous understanding of physical and mental health
A focus on art and culture
A study of the movement of body
The Know Yourself DVD series
Our program approaches well-being from an integrative and interdisciplinary perspective drawing on the work of our Institute. This approach values physical, mental, and spiritual perspectives on human health and well-being, and each day of curriculum addresses the whole person.
Our program combines rigorous training in both physical and mental health in equal measure. We don’t simply study nutrition or exercise and then consider how it influences human mental life.
Moreover, we examine the role that art and culture (and all the humanities) play in our health. If we don't understand how humanity has approached health and well-being throughout the centuries, our health and well-being is incomplete. As Cicero wrote in his Orator, "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it be woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"
We have also collaborated with choreographers and analysts of movement to design a one-of-a-kind Body Awakening program. This allows participants to deepen their understanding of the body through movement, coordination exercises, and contemporary dance techniques.
At the heart of our method is the Know Yourself DVD series, which is a course in well-being designed to help people increase self-understanding, manage stress, and find deeper contentment in their lives. It teaches exercises to foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health.
What is the format of the program?
Our 265-hour program takes place over the course of 1 year. We use a mixture of teaching practices: didactic learning, experiential learning, personal study, and physical movement. We ensure that all our participants have what they need to be successful in a variety of settings.
Payment plans and financial aid are available.
First payment due by August 1st, 2017.
You must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements:
- Graduate degree in any field (M.A., M.S.W., M.Ed., M.D., M.S., PhD, etc.)
- B.A. plus 5 years experience in counseling, nursing, education, or social work
- B.A. plus 5 years of coaching or PCC/MCC credential from the ICF.
If you are interested in applying but do not meet any of the above requirements, please contact us.
There are two consecutive weekends (4 days) each month of the training (20 weekends total).
- Day 1 will go from 8:30am to 6:30pm
- Day 2 will go from 8:30am to 6:30pm
- Day 3 will go from 8:30am to 6:30pm
- Day 4 will go from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Each month there are 2 consecutive weekends of training that follow this schedule. See link below for specific dates.
For participants in the training seeking CEUs and other continuing education credits, we have certification with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health.
For participants of the St. Louis training: The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will award 246 clock hours or 294.8 contact hours (29.4 CEUs) for the training. There is a $200 fee for the year.