Offered as a 2-day course on-site or 5 weeks online
Erickson’s first course is specifically oriented at providing you with scientific insight into promoting health and well-being, supporting healing, and preventing diseases. The course is designed to empower you with key data from neuroscience and biomedical sciences for building an effective health coaching practice.
By taking The Science of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention course, you will develop a solid working familiarity with current evidence-based recommendations provided by international medical societies and public health groups such as the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health. You will learn key information relevant to health coaching practice from guidelines and recommendations that fall in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and lifestyle medicine.
- The Art & Science of Coaching Module I
Who is this course for?
This course is for aspiring health coaches - persons aiming to develop their coaching niche around health & wellness including:
- learners with no previous education or training in the health and wellness arena,
- learners with previous training in various helping healthcare professions: nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, consultants, counsellors, yoga or fitness trainers, etc.
Health Coaching Education Accreditation
The course is a part of The Art & Science of Health Coaching program and is a prerequisite for receiving the Erickson Solution-Focused Health Coach Qualification issued by Erickson International.
Upcoming Program: November 30 - December 14, 2021 / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 9:00am - 12:15pm PDT / Online
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Why The Science of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention?
Health coaching is defined as a practice of health education and health promotion within a coaching context, to enhance the well-being of individuals, and to facilitate the achievement of their health-related goals. Thus, the health coaching profession requires that the health coach can identify risk factors for chronic disease, becomes familiar with commonly used biometric measures, and current lifestyle recommendations for optimizing health. An important focus for the coach is to recognize the potential imminent danger and medical red flags and to know when and how to refer to another health care professional.
By taking this course, you will acquire working familiarity with current evidence-based recommendations provided by medical expert groups relevant to your health coaching practice in four key areas:
You will also learn key data from neuroscience that will inform and empower your practice. The course contains extensive information in the following areas:
Health, health promotion, and disease prevention, applying a whole person perspective
- Wellness & well-being concepts
Health behaviors, social and behavioral risk factors
- Optimal nutrition & hydration; healthy weight
- Physical activity, sedentary lifestyle
- Mental well-being
- Avoiding tobacco use and substance abuse
- Blood pressure – Hypertension - Prehypertension
- Diabetes - Pre-diabetes
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Metabolic syndrome; Overweight & Obesity; Lipid abnormalities
- Mental ill-health
- Inflammatory diseases
The course also teaches you how to utilize the acquired knowledge in your coaching practice and how to build health-promoting coaching programs for various niches within the health coaching practice.