Hi am a bit confused on the whole coaching thing. I would like to expand my knowledge but having a hard time deciding which route to go. I am a stay at home mom with a personal training cert. and working on aquiring all the head knowledge before i go out into the field. I would like to access people as whole, fitness, mindset, lifestyle, etc. I see there are wellness coaches, life coaches, and now I see ACE has a health coach certificate. I was also considering the ACE lifestyle and weight management coach. Any thoughts out there on which gives you the most info and freedom to work with peolple on all aspects of health.
Jenn – It looks like you got a lot of great information about the ACE Health Coach certification, but please let us know if you have any further questions. This certification is intended for fitness, wellness, health care, human resources, and allie dhealth professionals who want to make a difference in people’s lives. The ACE Health Coach manual emphasizes fitness, nutrition and behavior modification, and is the only NCCA-accredited certification of it’s kind. Here’s the link: http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/health-coach-certification.aspx.
Also, we want to let you know about our newly launched ACE specialty certifications, which are a great way to become an expert in a niche market, including everything from weight management to orthopedic exercise. Obtaining a certification will earn you CECs as well, so it’s a win-win for already certified pros! Feel free to check them out and let us know if you have any questions! http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/specialty-certifications.aspx
Great site and a common question. And it’s becoming a big story as health coaching becomes a critical component of the health care process. The Affordable Care Act has effectively caused the healthcare system to begin reengineering itself, and patient engagement and activation is going to be a fundamental component of that transformation. At the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium(www.iowaccc.com), we’ve been training clinical staff in the effectiveness of clinical health coaching for more than six years(and just recently went live with an online version of the curriculum, www.clinicalhealthcoach.com), and we’re beginning to see health coaching really become not just mainstream but will be a part of the hospital and physician office process. So look for your clinical care team to become much more knowledgeable about health coach practices!
A little background: While I do not have BS in health I am taking my CPT exam through ACSM next month so in the end will possess a Personal Trainer and Health Coach certification.
My question/concern is that I aim to start in the corporate wellness (i.e. not independent health coach), can anyone advise if this is attainable with the ACE Health Coach Certification?