Become a Board Certified Health
and Wellness Coach 


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About The Health and Wellness Coaching Academy: HWCA

2 in 1 Platform

(Health Coach Training plus Online Coaching Portal)

The Health and Wellness Coaching Academy is an approved course by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)

The Health and Wellness Coaching Academy” has been awarded approval by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). HWCA has demonstrated that they meet all the requirements for the NBHWC national exam.   Once the student passes the HWCA training program successfully, and meet the exam requirements they can take the National HBHWC exam.


NBC-HWC Certification

About: The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) is the credentialing board that is overseen by a board of directors, and supported by committees composed of volunteers and staff members who seek to advance the profession of health & wellness coaching. NBWHC was formed in 2012, to standardize health and wellness coaching. In 2016, the organization began working with the National Board of Medical Examiners ( to establish a board certification examination, which has since certified more than 5,000 health & wellness coaches in the fields of healthcare, employee wellness, government, and private practice. The National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaching community is composed of trained, educated coaches, who are passionate about working with patients and clients for better health outcomes.

NBC-HWC National Certification Requirements

To Qualify for the National Board Certification Exam you must:
  • Complete a NBHWC approved training program, such as HWCA's training course.
  • Complete 50 health & wellness coaching sessions
  • Have an associate’s degree or higher or 4,000 hours work experience (any field)
Credentials Do Matter
The highly-valued NBC-HWC certification is a representation of a standard of excellence, knowledge, and training. If you are fully committed to being an ethical Health and Wellness Coach, show your clients that you have met the highest industry standards by becoming NBC-HWC certified. The NBC-HWC certification is the gold standard for Health and Wellness Coaching. 

Fast track your Coaching Career

Enter the $7 billion world of Health and Wellness Coaching and become a Certified Health and Wellness coach in as little as eight weeks.
Health and Wellness coaching is growing exponentially with jobs in the insurance, corporate, government, and private sectors.

 If you are the entrepreneurial type, start your own coaching business and work from the comfort of your home. Working for yourself is a great way to earn what you are worth. You set your own coaching fees.


Why choose HWCA?

We offer everything you need to start your career as a Health and Wellness Coach.  You will earn your coaching certification in 8 weeks that starts you on your journey to your dream career. 

With traditional education you pay for years. With our health coach training, plus  nutrition and fitness software we get you up and running in your new career in 8 weeks.   The endpoint (NBHWC certified) is still the same, whether you spend more $$$$ on a different program or complete your training program with HWCA. 

See below for full details of what we offer.

    Start a Successful Coaching Career

    The HWCA’s training program is one of the few courses that offers students a turnkey, interactive software system to help them start a lucrative coaching career after graduation. 
    We have an exclusive 2 in 1 platform.  With your tuition you will also receive the Nutrition Factors' coaching platform  (free for one year) that connects you, with your individual, and business clients. In addition your clients get access to their very own nutritition and fitness app that connects to the coach. 


    A student must be 18 year of age or older, or have parental or guardian consent if under the age of 18 to register for the HWCA Health Coach Training Course. 
    Classes are held 3 days per week for 2.5 hours each day. Classes are held online. Students must attend all classes, finish homework, view presentations, engage in live practical skills, and pass quizzes and tests for successful completion of the course. 

    Note: Students must understand that they will not qualify to take the national exam until they have completed a NBHWC approved training program, completed 50 health & wellness coaching sessions, have an associate’s degree or higher or 4,000 hours work experience (any field). Once a student completes the training course, they can work towards meeting the NBHWC guidelines to take the national exam for their national certification. However, a graduate can work as a Health and Wellness coach immediately following completion of the HWCA course.  

    HWCA Benefits

    •   Recognized training program by the National Board of Health  and Wellness Coaches
    •  2 in1 offer includes: HWCA training program, and the Nutrition Factors online coaching software
    • ​ Value priced 
    •  Engaging content library with thousands of recipes, custom  meal  plans, and fitness app
    Live instruction with educational modules, videos, power point presentations etc.  
    • 8 Week Course (103 contact hours)
    • ​3 days per week (2.5 hour sessions per day/30 minute break)
    • ​Synchronous (live) and asynchronous
      (pre-recorded) training

    • ​37 Modules: Coaching Structure, Coaching Process, Health and Wellness, Ethics and Law, Practical Skills, Post Evaluation 
    • Assignments, Quizzes and Exams

    Getting Started
    is Easy

    Step 1. Apply to become a student.

    Step 2. Once approved-purchase the training program.

    Step 3.  Attend the training class

    Contact Hours

    To earn a certificate of completition, the student must successfully complete a minimum of 103 contact hours (40 live hours with instructor), three practical coaching sessions, homework, quizzes, exams, and a final evaluation.   

     1 contact hr. = 1 hr.

    What you will Receive

    Upon successful completion
    of the course, you will receive:  
    1. Certificate of Completion 
    from HWCA.
    2. Documents to take 
    the National Exam  
    3. One year free access to coaching platform for 25 clients. 

    Price for the National Exam is not included in the tuition price. 


    According to the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, “Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being.” The American Medical Association (AMA) defines a coach as a non-physician health care professional certified by NBHWC or NCHEC.
    Research studies have clearly shown that having a health coach can be very beneficial in facilitating behavior changes conducive to a healthier lifestyle. Given that the United States is now experiencing an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases related to poor nutrition and physical inactivity, health coaches can play a vital role in helping to combat the problem.  As a health and wellness coach, the coach is in a great 
    position to serve as an accountability partner to their clients. 

    What can a coach do?

    A coach may cover any of the following wellness aspects in a coaching session.

    - Losing weight
    - Smoking cessation
    - Reducing stress
    - Improving interpersonal
    relationships and self-image
    - Eating mindfully and healthier
    - Achieving better work-life balance
    - Increasing life satisfaction
    - Setting personal goals and
    following through
    - Stretching the mind to adjust
    the perception of oneself
    - Prioritizing self-care
    - Balancing wellness with
    a busy schedule
    - Erasing negative thoughts and substituting a positive mindset

    What shouldn't a health coach
    attempt to do?

    A coach needs to stay within
    their scope of practice

    - Perform therapy
    - Assess nutritional needs
     -Plan specific medical nutrition menus
    - Assign specific exercises
    - Evaluate lab results
    - Make any medical or mental health diagnoses or prescribe treatment
    - Engage in any other practices or activities in which the health coach lacks the proper training or credentials as stipulated by professional standards or law.

    Take control of your career

    -Work your own hours or contract with  a company
    -Set your own coaching fees
    -Choose your speciality

    Everything You Need to Start a Successful Coaching Career is 
    Right at Your Fingertips


    HWCA understands that many students don’t know what the next steps are after graduation to start their new career. This is why HWCA bundles a turnkey Health and Wellness platform right into their training package. Unlike most training courses that only offer training, HWCA supports students well beyond graduation. 

    The HWCA training program includes training on the Nutrition Factors platform. HWCA is part of the Nutrition Factors family of entities. You will receive your own personalized coaching portal during the course (one year of software is included with paid tuition). Your path to success begins with the right training program and tools. Don’t settle for just any training program, choose a training program with ALL the bells and whistles. Jump right into a new coaching career the day you successfully complete the course.  

    About Nutrition Factors (NF). NF  is an easy to use coaching platform that connects you, (the coach) with your individual, and business clients. The Nutrition Factors online platform functions as a back-end office support system for one-on-one, or group coaching with the GRID Meal Planner, virtual fitness app, educational libraries, and so much more. In fact, you can transition straight from the training course right into your coaching career with the Nutrition Factors' system. 

    How a Coach uses the Nutrition Factors Platform.  It’s easy, during the coaching process, the coach teaches the client how to use the platform. You teach your clients self-efficacy by using the platform. As long as you are their coach, they will have access to the platform. The platform is an all exclusive package, designed and priced for you. You determine your own coaching fees. Nutrition Factors delivers a platform that makes you look good and that can help you transform the world. You are the coach and the messenger.


    7 Day GRID Meal Planner

    Database of Prepared Meal Plans

    Recipe Database

    Meal Prep Guide

    Shopping List and Grocer Links
    • 8 week training

    • Live & recorded Instruction

    • Webinars & videos

    • Platform to complete 50
    (20 minute) coaching


    • Recipe database

    • 7 day meal planner

    • Shopping list

    • Weekly meal plans
    from a Dietitian

    • Meal prep guide

    • Grid Diet meal planner

    • Step by step guide to
    weight loss

    • Assessments

    • Questionnaires/forms


    • Connect and engage
    with clients

    • HIPAA compliant

    • Back-end support

    • Assessments

    • Questionnaires/forms


    •Virtual personal trainer

    • Activity tracker

    • Connect with clients

    • Motivational challenges

    • Healthy tips


    • Nutrition Factors library

    • Cutting edge content
    Bonus: We took all the work out of developing engaging content and all the relevant components you need to start your career.  In other words we have "done-it-for-you". The product offering is very valuable to you as a coach. Imagine how long it would take you to design everything from scratch, and stay informed on emerging trends. What this means to you is more time with clients, family and enjoying life.  


    Our coaching software can be
    accessed from anywhere on any mobile
    device and computer desktop and is very
    easy to use. The program is built on a
    solid foundation based on sound nutrition
    and fitness principles that are backed by
    science. Users can access on-demand
    training, connect with a coach, and gain
    access to courses and seminars all from
    their email or portal.

     Nutrition Factors programs
    are in high demand and can be used
    at the gym or at home. Most fitness
    and diet tools lack an integrated and
    comprehensive wellness program like
    Nutrition Factors. We offer interactive
    software that can keep the client and
    coach connected and on track while being
    easy and fun to use.


    Nutrition Factors offers a customized
    coaching portal for Health Coaches that
    connects to the central Nutrition Factors
    database. The portal allows a coach to
    connect and chat with clients through
    a secure telehealth portal, bill clients
    directly, create and plan menus and
    shopping lists, and add recipes.

    Coaches can also show clients how to use
    the GRID DIET weight loss program, create
    workouts , and track their
    progress. The individual portal keeps
    the Nutrition Factors tools organized
    and easily accessible. Nutrition Factors
    networks with all types of healthcare
    professionals, such as physicians,
    dietitians, nutritionists, nurses, personal
    trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists,
    and holistic practitioners.
    What Students and Coaches Are Saying About The Health & Wellness Coaching Academy & Nutrition Factors

    Jeannine Groll RDN

    Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Gym Owner

    Anessa Almendariz

    Certified Personal Trainier/HWCA Student

    Jamie Shine

    HWCA Graduate and Health Coach

    Jason Smith 

    Gym Owner - Cajun Fitness LA

    Kristie McCreight

    HWCA Graduate Student


    Dr. Michael Derrick M.D.
    Medical Director

    Pediatric Hospitalist – Vice Section Chief
    Counseled patients and parents regarding lifestyle changes using motivational interviewing on various issues including obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and a variety of psychiatric disorders. Coverage for inpatient pediatrics including newborn nursery. Pediatrician at high-risk deliveries and C-sections as well as ER and community consults. Involved in revising/forming patient care policies. Developed curriculum for NRP quality improvement.

    Janet Jackson MLS, RDN

    Medical Laboratory Scientist and Registered Dietitian. Extensive healthcare experience in hematology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, and teaching that spans over a 30-year period. Passionate about teaching others and developing educational programs to better serve the community and other healthcare providers.

    Craig Smith MS
    Sales/Marketing & Communications

    Craig Smith is a seasoned corporate executive with over 20 years of success. Over the years, he has worn many hats, from VP, to General Manager of public and non-public companies. Craig comes with a variety of talents and a team-minded approach. His broad experience includes communications/PR, social media, sales, marketing, project management,  and leadership development. His education includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business. He speaks English and French. 

    Michele Sutton M.A. Ed.,  NBHC-HWC, BCC

    Michele Sutton is an accomplished coach and health educator with a career total of 7000+ completed sessions. She holds a Masters of Arts in Health Behavior and Health Education and a BS degree in psychology. She has developed individualized therapeutic lifestyle treatment plans and an empathic relationship architect program that produces consistently high ROI (Return on Implementation) metrics with individuals and teams. Michele has multiple credentials as a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES), Body Mind Life Coaching Specialist, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, Ageless Grace Educator, Freedom from Smoking Facilitator, Wellness Coaching Specialist (WCS), Diabetes Prevention Specialist Life Coach, Board Certified Coach (BCC). 
    Credentials do Matter!

    Invest in Your Self

    Be the Master of Your Own Fate

    What would you do if you couldn't go to work? We have seen lockdowns and a worldwide pandemic.
    Now, more than ever is the time to invest in yourself and get a skill set that you can rely upon.  

    Our Pricing

    Special Price if Paid in Full
    • (Save $350 off our regular price by paying in full) Non-refundable  $500 deposit) 
    • No refunds after class begins.
    3 Month Payment Plan
    • First payment $500 (non-refundable deposit) to save your spot in class, then $600/mo. for 3 months.  No-refunds after the first class begins.  
    • Certificate of completion issued after payment in full. 
    6 Month Payment Plan (reg Price)
    • First payment of $500 (non-refundable deposit) to save your spot in class, then $316/mo. for 6 months. No-refunds after the first class begins.
    • Certificate  of completion issued after payment in full. 
    Special Price
    25% off Black Friday Special
    • * To be Paid in full (One Time Payment)
    • * Certificate of completion issued after payment is full.
    6 Month Plan
    (discount doesn't apply to payment plans)
    • * $500 down to save your spot in the class
    • * Certificate of completion issued after payment is full.
    Do you offer a payment plan?
    Yes, we offer 3, and 6 month payment plans. The student pays a $500 dollar (non-refundable) down-payment to hold the spot in class, then the payment plan begins. 
    Do you offer day, night and weekend courses?
    Yes, we have different schedules that most often can accommodate different schedules. 
    Do I have to pay for the Nutrition Factors platform in addition to the training program?
    No, HWCA covers the first year membership for each student. After the first year, if you decide to continue to use the platform, the prices to our students is $79.99/ month for 50 clients.
    What if I want to refer my friends to HWCA, do you have an affiliate program?
    Yes, we have an affiliate program. By joining our affiliate program you can earn while you are attending school and after graduation. 
    How much time do I need to spend on homework?
    Each student is different and learns and works at a different pace. Most students spend about 10  hours/week in class and doing modules, and  assignments. 
    When will I receive my HWCA certificate.
    You will receive your HWCA certificate of completion 2-3 weeks after successful completion of the course, and paid tuition.

    Why should I take the National Exam for Health Coaches?
    At this time, health coaching is not a state licensed profession, However, to show your clients or employer that you have meet industry standards, and are not just someone without training or credentials, we highly encourage you to become certified. In fact, the American Medical Association (AMA) defines a coach as a non-physician health care professional certified by NBHWC or NCHEC. 
    When will I be able to take the National Exam offered by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches?
    The exam is offered twice per year. Each student must meet the requirements set by NBHWC. 

    Can I take the NBHWC exam without finishing a training course?
    No, the NBHWC requires all examinees to have met certain requirements before taking the exam, therefore a student must complete training from an approved NBHWC training program, and finish 50 (20 minute coaching sessions). See for more information. 
    What Credentials will I have after I successfully take the NBHWC exam? 
    You will be able to add the esteemed NBC-HWC credentials behind your name.

    What curriculum does HWCA cover?
    The HWCA training program covers the basics of health coach structure, processes, ethics, law, and follows the NBWHC guidelines to help you become a certified coach with NBWHC.  We also offer a review session prior to the national exam. 
    How soon can I start the course?
    We strive to get our students started as quickly as possible. Start dates do vary. You can work a counselor to see what starting date is best for you. 
    Don't miss out on your seat in the class. Class size is limited.
    Sign up today to ensure your spot. 

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