More Than Just An NBHWC Exam Prep Course: Pathway
Your path to becoming a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
What Getting NBHWC Certified Means For You
Why Choose Pathway
Reason 1: Built Around NBHWC CompetenciesThe Pathway curriculum was built specifically around the NBHWC competencies required to sit for the exam. Pathway is a rigorous, live training that is designed to take the guesswork out of how to prepare for and pass the HWCCE.
Reason 2: Live Interaction & Extensive FeedbackAs a Pathway student, you’ll receive live, personal attention from faculty, plus written, individualized feedback on 3 coaching sessions to help you understand your strengths, opportunities, and recommendations for further growth.
Reason 3: Learn the HCI Empowered Well-Being Model & 2 Powerful Coaching MethodologiesYou’ll learn how to use Appreciative Coaching and Motivational Interviewing to empower your clients, elicit behavioral change, and develop supporting actions for success. You’ll also learn the exclusive HCI Empowered Well-Being Model to assess where a client is strong and where they are struggling in 8 areas of wellness.
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach Career OpportunitiesPursuing certification as a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach is a great way to enhance your coaching resume, build upon your existing skill set, and access expanded career opportunities.
Our NBHWC-approved course is for you if want to:
- Work directly with healthcare providers
- Get a job in the healthcare system or a corporate coaching setting
- Learn how to coach clients without a script
- Empower clients to be the experts of themselves and what they need
- Learn the science behind coaching skills
- Strengthen your coaching skills with two powerful coaching methodologies
NBHWC-Approved Training: Pathway Program Details
Pathway Curriculum Overview
The Pathway curriculum includes both synchronous (live instruction) and asynchronous (pre-recorded) content.
The asynchronous course content consists of 24 video lessons that will be delivered weekly via our online Learning Management System. The training also includes 40 hours of live, mandatory class time with faculty.
In addition to teaching you everything you’ll need to know to sit for the HWCCE, the Pathway curriculum will accelerate your own personal growth and teach you a variety of coaching skills, current coaching research trends, evidence-based practices, and recognized coaching standards, including scope-of-practice.
NBC-HWC Credential Exam Preparation
The Pathway Program was built in accordance with the competencies laid out by NBHWC to prepare you
for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching Board Certified Coach exam, and ensure you receive an education that is robust and in alignment with current coaching research trends, evidence-based practices, and recognized standards.
Successful graduates will receive a certificate of completion from HCI (an NBHWC-approved training program) and have the opportunity to apply to sit for the HWCCE in order to become an NBC-HWC board-certified coach.
In addition to requiring a certificate of course completion, NBHWC also requires board exam applicants submit the following:
- Proof of an associate’s degree or higher OR documentation of 4000 hours of work experience in any field
- A coaching log of 50 coaching sessions completed after graduation
- An application and exam fee
The NBHWC-Approved Pathway Program: How You'll Learn
Academic. Interactive. Engaging.Our goal is to make your online learning experience smooth, easy, and fun. That’s why our training is released in weekly lessons via our online Learning Management System (LMS) and accompanied by additional resources to help you cement your learning.
- Synchronous & Asynchronous Course Content
This means you’ll receive a portion of the course content online via weekly pre-recorded lessons (asynchronous), and there is also a mandatory, weekly live (synchronous) class component, with morning and evening hours available.
- 24 lessons
Course content is delivered in 24 lessons at a pace of 1 week per lesson. Expect to spend approximately 7-9 hours per week working on the course.
- Multimedia Formats
Program content delivery is primarily via video, audio, and written resources, and assessment is carried out usinge-learning mechanisms such as quizzes.
- Mentorship & Individualized Feedback
You’ll receive personal attention from faculty, including written feedback on 3 coaching sessions to understand your strengths, opportunities, and recommendations for further growth.
- Bi-weekly Buddy Coaching Sessions
Because knowledge without practice is meaningless, you’ll also partner up with your peers to practice skills and apply what you’re learning in a safe environment, helping you build your confidence and integrate the course content.
- Expert Coaching Demos
You’ll also get access to demos by skilled faculty demonstrating coaching skills outlined by NBHWC.
Download the catalog for all the details of what you’ll learn in each lesson.
Start Your Journey To Becoming A National Board-Certified Coach
Join the Pathway Program. Ace the HWCCE. Enhance your career as a Board-Certified Coach.
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