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Your Path to Becoming a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

If you’re ready to learn everything you need to prepare to sit for the National Board For Health & Wellness Coaching board exam, the Pathway Program is your training. This 6-month, NBHWC-approved course removes the guesswork around how to prepare for and pass the Health & Wellness Coach Certifying Examination (HWCCE), so you can become a board-certified coach and take your coaching career to exciting new heights.

About The Pathway Program:

Here’s what you need to know:

  • 6-month, synchronous and asynchronous course (24 pre- recorded lessons and weekly mandatory live class sessions).

  • 100% online. No prerequisites.

  • Built directly from NBHWC competencies and requirements.

  • Time commitment of about 7-9 hours a week.

  • Rigorous, hands-on training.

  • Access to a private Facebook group.

  • Includes written, personalized feedback on 3 coaching sessions from faculty to help you identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

  • 40 hours of live class time is required to pass this course.

  • Successful graduates will earn a certificate from HCI as an Empowered Well-Being Coach and be eligible to apply to sit for the HWCCE.

Brooke Jeffries

Brooke Jeffries, MS, CN

Nutrition and Health Education Specialist and Faculty Instructor, Health Coach Institute

Brooke Jeffries is a Certified Nutritionist and Faculty Instructor at Health Coach Institute, with deep expertise in nutrition, health, and coaching.

Prior to joining HCI, Brooke worked as a Clinical Nutritionist in a successful private nutrition practice, specializing in working with eating disorders, weight concerns, and relationship with food and body. She then transitioned into a role as a skilled Health Coach and team lead at Arivale (a wellness company), where she managed and mentored a team of 11 health coaches.

Brooke’s coach training includes coursework through HCI, Wellcoaches, and YogaMedCo. She is also the lead instructor of Health Coach Institute’s Pathway Program and is a certified health and wellness coach.

Brooke’s work with coaching clients is inspired by her own personal history with food and illness. She strongly believes in empowering her clients and students to make sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes to achieve wellness and peace with their minds and bodies.

Brooke is passionate about personal empowerment, learning, and whole-body healing, and has mentored many coaches over the years on building strong coaching and clinical skills.

Brooke holds a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Course Overview

Get the tools, training, and confidence to ace the National Board For Health & Wellness Coaching board exam and enhance your career as a board-certified coach. See below for an overview of the 24 asynchronous lessons you’ll access each week via our online Learning Management System (LMS) over the course of 6 months.

In the Pathway Program you’ll learn:

  • Lesson 1: Setting Up for Success in the HCI Pathway Program – A general overview of student expectations, best practices, and goals of the course. This lesson also covers the history of professional coaching and how coaching differs from other similar professions.

  • Lesson 2: Introducing the Pathway Coaching Models – A general overview of the coaching methodologies used in the Pathway Program, Appreciative Coaching, and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, students will learn about the Empowered Well-Being Model, our core wellness model, which aids in the expansion of health and wellness knowledge, supports self-growth and bolsters coaching clients’ flourishing.

  • Lesson 3: Preparing To Coach – This lesson focuses on coaching preparation and the structure of the coaching process.


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By the end of this course, you’ll be well prepared to sit for the Health & Wellness Coach Certifying Examination (HWCCE), and on your way to becoming a board-certified coach! Brooke Jeffries, Lead Instructor

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