Introducing Better Health Company’s Accredited Health Coach Course!

Developed by and is delivered by experienced health professionals with years of industry expertise to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in health coaching.

At Better Health Company, we’ve always believed that health care is not just about providing advice; it’s about empowering individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes. For over 15 years, we’ve been at the forefront of delivering comprehensive health coaching as part of our community-based programs and services. Now, we’re thrilled to extend our expertise to the public with the launch of our Accredited Health Coach Course, with the first sessions commencing in July 2024.

This course is a nationally accredited training program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to master the art of health coaching. It is an industry-validated course approved by and aligned to the newest Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA) health coaching standards, released in 2023.

 

What is Health Coaching?

Health coaching is a professional pathway to help guide people towards healthier lifestyles. It involves leveraging evidence-based techniques like motivational interviewing and goal setting to support clients in sustainable health behaviour change.

While providing health advice and information is important, health coaching involves guiding and supporting clients to identify their strengths, values, and motivations, as well as addressing barriers to change. Health coaching uses health behaviour change theories to build motivation and promote self-determination and self-efficacy.

Who can be a Health Coach?

Everyone can benefit from incorporating health coaching into their practice. If you’re a GP, or allied health professional already working in the health industry, health coaching is a clinical skill to incorporate into your practice to better the care you provide to your clients.

Or if you’re new to, or not yet in the health industry but are interested in working with people to improve their health behaviours, health coaching can be the perfect avenue to get started.

 

What are the career opportunities in Health Coaching?

Heath coaches have a number of work opportunities, from working with allied health or complementary health professionals to providing individual/group coaching in person/online as part of your own coaching business.

Health coaches could work across a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Medical teams: hospitals, GPs and allied health clinics
  • Complementary health and integrative medicine clinics
  • Corporate health programs
  • Health funds and government funded health coaching programs
  • Fitness centres, wellness centres and spas
  • School health promotion programs
  • Individual health coaching businesses
  • Health entrepreneur
  • Food and health blogger
  • Coaches work in a variety of settings, private practice and wellness centres
  • Create a career out of your passion for healthy living and help people live healthier happier lives.

Why choose Better Health Company’s Accredited Health Coach Course?

Our course is accredited through Health Coaching Australian and New Zealand (HCANZA), ensuring the highest standards of education and training in health coaching. Upon completion of this course,

you are eligible to join HCANZA’s professional membership program. The course has been developed by and is delivered by experienced health professionals with years of industry expertise to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in health coaching.

What will you learn in this course?

Our accredited health coach course provides you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in health coaching, underpinned by evidence-based behaviour change theories and government guidelines for healthy eating and movement. You will learn:

Theoretical foundations and practical skills for effective health coaching.

Strategies for guiding and supporting clients through behaviour change.

Understanding of healthy lifestyle foundations, including nutrition, physical activity, and emotional wellbeing.

Identification and management of health risk factors and chronic conditions.

Techniques for structuring successful coaching sessions.

 

Who can enrol in the course?

There are no entry requirements for this course!

This course is ideal for new graduates with a health background, health professionals, or individuals working in the community who want to develop skills in health coaching to better support their clients. It’s also perfect for existing health and fitness processionals wanting to expand their service offerings.

 

Start your health coaching journey with us today!

Becoming a qualified health coach connects you to a community dedicated to empowering healthier lives. Our Accredited Health Coach Course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference.

For more information and to register for our upcoming sessions starting in July 2024, visit our course page here. Let’s help Australians achieve better health together!