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DHWCT FAQs

Am I Eligible for the Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training (DHWCT)?

Participants in the DHWCT come from a wide variety of backgrounds and must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (in any field). Exceptions for those without a bachelor’s degree may be made for people with three or more years of experience in a medical or allied health field such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, health education, ...

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Who typically attends your course?

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

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How long does it take to receive my application decision?

Please allow for up to 2-4 weeks for application review. You can expect to receive an email notifying you of your application status and next steps regarding registration. Registration is limited to approximately 50 participants per course. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and require payment in full. We will offer a waitlist for courses that fill to maximum capacity before to the registration deadline.  Acceptance into the program without registration and payment does not reserve your place in ...

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How do I defer my application?

Applications are not connected to any particular course format or dates. Once you have an approved application, it is valid for 18 months. Additionally, you will receive emails letting you know when new courses open for registration. 

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What is the course refund policy?

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 

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