Please note this course is a legacy course previously part of the IHCPT program. New students should register for DHWCT to complete certification and be prepared for the National Board exam.
At this time, we do not have plans to offer IHCPT Certification. If you are a previous IHCPT Foundation course graduate interested in this program, please fill out this form and we’ll contact you if we gather enough interest to plan a new cohort.
Take your coaching to the next level! Continue your training with one of the nation’s finest healthcare institutions and a world-wide leader in Integrative Medicine. Mastery in the field of Integrative Health Coaching comes with practice, skill development, and mentoring. The Certification Course is a secondary level of training open to Foundation Course graduates. It is designed to deepen your understanding of the core competencies and to allow you to achieve a more advanced level of proficiency in the field.
This distance-learning course allows participants to deepen their coaching proficiency through skills practice, mentored feedback, online learning modules, and video demonstrations. Course completion includes a written and oral examination to demonstrate mastery of Integrative Health Coaching skills, processes, and partnership.
Students will receive feedback on their coaching during individual distance-learning sessions with a mentor. In addition, students will complete robust, self-paced online learning modules including Web Based Training and Demonstration Videos. Required course components include:
Those who complete all requirements for the Certification Course earn a Certificate of Completion, certification as an Integrative Health Coach by Duke Integrative Medicine, Continuing Education Units, and International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Credits. Please refer to the IHCPT Certification Course registration webpage for details about available continuing education credits.
The National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC): This program is an NBHWC-Approved Program. Successful graduates of both the Foundation course (online Cohorts 01 -07 or Cohorts 33-43 in-person) and the Certification course meet the training eligibility requirements to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination required for health & wellness coaches to become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC). Students trained pre-April 17, 2017 are recommended to complete the Duke Health & Well-Being Training to meet the current eligibility criteria.
We have compiled a list of questions we are often asked. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for the answers to common questions about the IHCPT Certification Course.
If you are unable to find the information you need after viewing our Frequently Asked Questions, please contact DHW Programs.
The minimum system requirements for participation are as follows:
When working with your own clients during the Certification Course, it is recommended (although not required) that you obtain your own professional insurance. Upon completion of the Certification Course, graduates will be required to provide proof of insurance if they choose to have their professional contact information included on the Duke Integrative Medicine website.
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