Give your clinicians the valuable skills of a health coach

Give your clinicians the valuable skills of a health coach

Principles of Health Coaching™

See the Principles of Health Coaching™ learning experience in action.

Build necessary skills for better patient communication, education, and engagement

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of patients leave visits not understanding the information they received

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of patients adhere to prescribed lifestyle changes

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of patients adhere to prescribed medications

It improved my understanding of health coaching, even though I have been working and teaching in the medical field for over 20 years. Nurse, Principles of Health Coaching™ beta user

Who can practice health coaching?

  • Medical assistant
  • Nurses (LPN, RN, NP, CNC)
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Social workers
  • Care coordinators
  • Front office staff



    What are the basic principles of health coaching?

    Health coaching helps patients gain knowledge and understanding to take a more active role in achieving their health goals. The Principles of Health Coaching™ certificate program emphasizes effective patient communication techniques, introducing and then assessing learners on key foundational concepts of health coaching methodology.

    Self-paced, online modules include:
    • Introduction to Health Coaching
    • Collaboration & Communication
    • Relationships and Responsibilities of a Health Coach
    • Motivational Interviewing (featuring simulated conversations with virtual patients)

    + Knowledge checks and quizzes throughout learning process
    + Trackable analytics that provide usage and performance insights



    Interactive conversations with virtual patients give clinicians hands-on practice using evidence-based patient communication techniques.




    Built to meet ACAP accreditation requirements


    7 continuing education (CE) hours for NHA certification holders

    More about NHA's accreditation
    Continuing Education
    • 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits are required every two years to maintain certification
    • NHA's continuing education courses are free to current certification holders
    • You can complete your 10 CE credits any time prior to your certification expiration and our CE library is available online 24/7

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