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Foundation Course

Why choose Duke’s training?

The Duke Health & Well-Being Training (DHWCT) is uniquely based in many years of clinical experience and research and trains medical and allied health care providers in the core competencies necessary to work as a Health & Well-Being Coach. Participants report the greatest assets of our training are our well-designed coaching competencies, utilization of a coaching framework based on the neuroscience of change and theories of change models, the integration of mindful awareness, the emphasis on experiential practice to support ...

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What are our graduates doing?

Our graduates hail from a variety of backgrounds and are diverse in their professional application of health & well-being coaching. Some graduates work within healthcare settings using their integrative health coaching skills with their current clients, while others work to affect the policies and practices of their healthcare system. Other graduates work within corporate wellness programs or insurance companies to provide coaching services to individuals and groups covered by their organization. Others develop a private health coaching practice and provide ...

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Who typically attends your course?

The training 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 consist of a diverse mix of 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, and nutrition. Professional fields such as public health, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga therapy, personal training, ministry, education, business entrepreneurs, healthcare marketing and ...

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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 of Hybrid In-Person and Distance Learning. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for your application to be reviewed. You will be notified of the acceptance decision via the email ...

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What content will be covered?

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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