I am interested in earning my certification as a Heath coach, but I am a little confused as to where exactly I can work with this certificate alone? I am currently working towards my Bachelors in Nutrition Science and wanted to gain some more knowledge, as well as to gain some experience working with individuals.
I hold the ACE Health Coach certification and use it in conjunction with my personal training business. It has helped me tremendously to use them together, but there are numerous paths you can take if you are interested in using it alone.
Physician’s offices, Bariatric offices, and corporate businesses are just a few areas where health coaching is growing. I took a free webinar about the ACE Health Coach a while ago, and it was very helpful. Here is the link, although I’m not sure if the webinar is still available:
Hope some of these ideas help.
Here is another article on health coaching…you can do a search on IDEA for some good resources:
Hello Christina Campbell,
The Health Coach cert. can be used anywhere for people to work on their health concerns. I also combine health coach with personal and group training which makes for a well rounded session. Try the senior centers and community night schools, also.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I am with the others and use this certification in conjunction with the other services I offer. Frankly, I do not believe that it is all that useful by itself.
Initially, it seemed to me that ACE marketed the Health Coach cert as a continuation of a Personal Training or Group Fitness cert. But I am not sure that it isn’t also a stand alone cert. But it would seem that the cert would give someone with a PT or GFI cert an added edge in the current market. I have not taken that particular course as of yet. I do like to take cert courses so that I can make recommendations to my students. I am sure that I will take that one eventually as well.