IHCPTT Certification

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Certification Course FAQs

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.


The IHCPT Program is designed for medical and allied health providers and other professionals seeking to partner with their clients to improve their health behaviors and outcomes.

IHCPT Program participants represent diverse educational and professional backgrounds.  Many represent licensed medical and allied health fields such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, health education, social work, exercise physiology, psychotherapy, or nutrition.  Others represent a wide range of professional fields such as public health, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga therapy, personal training, ministry, education, business entrepreneurs, healthcare marketing and consultants, and other fields.

Participation in the IHCPT Certification Course is limited to those who have successfully completed the IHCPT Foundation Course.

The IHCPT Certification Course is an instructor-led distance learning course that provides an advanced level of training on the professional application of Integrative Health Coaching skills. The course allows participants to deepen their 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, process, and partnership.

The IHCPT Certification Course is designed to help you:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the 9 stages of the Integrative Health Coaching Process Model.
  • Select appropriate strategies to support clients in making desired health behavior changes to support their optimal health.
  • Identify the structure of an Integrative Health Coaching session as well as a series of sessions.
  • Explore the impact of a mindfulness practice on the Integrative Health Coaching relationship, specifically when encountering challenging coaching interactions.
  • Apply Integrative Health Coaching skills, process, and partnership through the opportunity for mentored feedback on recorded coaching sessions.

Yes. In order to receive a certificate of completion and earn continuing education credits, you must attend all 3 of the scheduled Mentor Sessions. If you miss one of the Mentor Sessions, you will be required to pay a missed session fee and will need to reschedule the missed session.

You must also complete all of the online components of the training.

We reserve the right not to award a certificate of completion and/or continuing education credits if you do not complete all required components of the training.

The entire training takes place online. There are no required textbooks or other materials.

You will minimally need a desktop or laptop computer with reliable wired internet access and a computer headset with a microphone to join the mentoring sessions. Please note, some mobile devices (mobile phones, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, etc.) are not compatible with the live webinar platform.

Click here to view the minimum system requirements to access and complete the training components delivered through the online learning management system.

Yes. In order to receive credit for the course you must pass the written examination with at least 80% of the answers correct. You may take the written examination as many times as needed in order to pass.

A passing oral examination is also required to be certified by Duke Integrative Medicine as an Integrative Health Coach and to receive the Duke IM Certificate of Completion.

Yes. Please refer to the IHCPT Certification Course registration webpage for details about available continuing education credits.

After completing the course you will receive several downloadable electronic certificates showing continuing education credits and a Duke IM Certificate of Completion.

The IHCPT Certification Course registration fee is $1,440.

Those who register by the noted early registration deadline qualify for a 10% discount.

Duke Affiliates qualify for a 15% discount at the time of their registration. This discount is not eligible to be combined with the early registration discount. Duke Affiliates are defined as current Duke Employees, Duke Registered Volunteers, and Duke Students.

For programs with a designated start date, transfers are not allowed. Cancellations may be requested using the cancellation request form. If you make this request at least 7 days prior to the start of the program you will receive a refund of your payment minus an administration fee equal to 10% of the registration fee. If you request a cancellation fewer than 7 days before the program start date or do not arrive on your scheduled start date you will forfeit your payment.

The registration fee covers access to the online course content as well as the cost of continuing education credits.

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