Thoughts on becoming a health and wellness coordinator or coach? And how to become one?
I'm 26, have a BS in Kinesiology but am kind of stuck with what I want to do. I have a passion for health and fitness and recently have been looking into becoming a health and wellness coordinator/coach. However, there is not any set criteria to become one, ACE has a health coach certification and ACSM has a Health Fitness Specialist certification. I was thinking either one of those could be helpful, but need some advice as to which one if either. I would ideally like to work in a corporate or office setting rather than a gym.
Any advice/ suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Why not go for Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist instead?
I have ACE's Health Coaching certification and it has opened up a whole new market for me.
Yes, I could have just stayed with my ACSM certifications and gone out of my scope of practice by acting like a certified Health Coach, (as many do since this is an unregulated industry)
I felt that from a professional standpoint it was very important to get the certification.
From the looks of our society,there will always be people that need to lose weight and become healthier, exercise is great but won't "cure" an eating issue.
You can definitely set up corporate work with your degree and a certification either from Well-coaches or Health Coach with ACE!
I also have ACE's Health Coach certification and use it in conjunction with my personal training business (also ACE). ACE always provides a great foundation with each certification as well as informative and professional workshops and educational materials. I consider my Health Coach certification to be just the tip of the iceberg as there is much more to learn.
Your B.S. in Kinesiology will definitely be a plus, and you will choose the certification that best suits your needs. I can only speak for ACE, but I've been very happy with them.
Good luck to you!