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Foundation Course FAQs

What are the requirements for application and how long does it take to receive my application decision?

Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, which may be in any field of study. Exceptions may be considered for those with 3 or more years of professional experience in a medical or allied health field. There is one application for the training regardless of which format you choose— Distance Learning or Hybrid In-Person/Distance Learning. Please allow approximately 2-4 weeks for your application to be reviewed. You will be notified of the acceptance decision via the email address you ...

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What content will be covered in the training?

The DHWCT includes instructor-led training with skills practice and online learning components (web-based trainings and video demonstrations) to enhance the course curriculum. It provides extensive training in the core competencies required of Health & Well0Being Coaches. The curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • The role of health & well-being coaching in the transformation of healthcare
  • Research on the efficacy of health & well-being coaching
  • Patient-centered care, the Wheel of Health (WOH), and personalized health planning as they relate to health
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What is the schedule for the training?

For the Hybrid In-person & Distance Learning format, the first day of the first onsite module begins with check-in at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM. The remaining training days are from 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM. Please plan your travel accordingly. We ask that you arrive promptly as we will begin and end the training on time each day. For the distance learning format, you will attend your weekly 3-hour live webinar sessions on the designated day and time of your ...

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I am attending the in-person format and am traveling to Duke IM from out of the area. What airport is closest? Do I need to rent a car? What are my options for lodging?

The closest airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The airport is approximately 18 miles from our location. Course participants often forgo rental cars in lieu of the shuttle service that may be provided by their lodging choice; others find that a rental car provides more freedom to venture around the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill area restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues outside of the training hours. Visit the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website for a searchable database of lodging in ...

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What is the policy for attendance and training completion?

For the Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning format, the onsite training modules are sequential and full attendance is required. For this reason, you should register for a course in which you can attend all module dates. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion and earn continuing education credits, you are required to fully attend each day of the onsite training modules. You must also complete all of the telephonic practice sessions and online components of the training (orientation, web-based ...

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