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Transform your life and the lives of others
with an ACE Health Coach Certification

Transform your life and the lives of others
with an ACE Health Coach Certification

Transform your life and the lives of others
with an ACE Health Coach Certification

Help end the health crisis in our midst

As a health coach, you will play a crucial role in the fight against the chronic, inactivity-related diseases that the World Health Organization estimates lead to a staggering 40 million deaths per year. You will empower people who are longing for optimal health and wellness by providing the guidance and support they need to adopt and sustain positive behavior-change that prevents, mitigates and even reverses chronic disease.

A health coach recognizes that people have unique dietary, emotional and physical needs. They help people reach their goals and implement lifestyle changes that improve their overall health and wellness with exercise, nutrition and psychology. They work in a variety of settings from health clubs to corporations, virtual coaching to healthcare.

A health coach partners with people to help them discover their own unique skills, strengths, abilities and untapped potential. They help people create realistic goals through self-discovery while providing guidance for how to make healthy changes that work for them and their lifestyle.

While many fitness pros are focused on the physical aspects of fitness, health coaches focus on the client's overall lifestyle. A health coach provides relevant, applicable and skill-based strategies, beyond a workout program, that influence positive behavior change. Because of this health coaches are in high demand.

We offer two pathways toward achieving your health coach certification:

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Health Coach
Study Program

Our fundamental program rooted in behavior-change science and principles of lifestyle medicine, addressing the core competencies of health coaching in a single learning experience.

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

Best for: Those looking for a proven and flexible study program that will educate and prepare you for your certification exam and career.

Time from start to finish: 3-6 months on average

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$1,299 $844 - $2,299 $1,494

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Health Coach
Advanced Study Program

Our most comprehensive, expert-led program packed with the advanced coaching skills, hands-on training and practical experience you need to accelerate your career from the start.

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)

Best for: Those looking for an immersive, hands-on learning experience that provides personal mentoring, live feedback, and the most advanced health coaching strategies.

Time from start to finish: Up to 1 year

If you have a background in health and fitness and are prepared to take the exam, you can register here.

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You can become an ACE Health Coach by passing the ACE Health Coach certification exam. In order to sit for the ACE Health Coach certification exam you must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Hold a current CPR and AED certification with a live skills check (view current requirements here)
  3. Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver's license, passport, military ID)
  4. You must also SUBMIT proof of at least ONE of the following:
    1. Current NCCA-accredited certification† in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or a related field
    2. An Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, or a related field
    3. A minimum of two years of documented work experience in coaching, leading, designing, implementing, or facilitating one or more of the following: behavior or lifestyle change, exercise, wellness, nutrition, or physical activity
    4. A completed health coach training and education program approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC)
      1. The ACE Health Coach Advanced Training Program (education pathway on the right in the section above) fulfills this requirement upon completion. This means you will have to schedule your ACE Exam for a future date after the time you will have completed the program.

If you need help determining if you meet the requirements, we encourage you to speak to one of our ACE Advisors, who are ready to help. Chat Now

The ACE Health Coach Certification is the only NCCA accredited certification available. When you become an ACE Certified Pro, you are widely respected as being the most qualified professional to coach clients. You hold the most recognized certification in the industry that can lead to the most sought-after opportunities. And with ongoing support and guidance from ACE throughout your career, you will have access to the exclusive tools and resources you need to thrive as a health and fitness pro. While both study programs provide you with an NCCA accredited certification, the ACE Health Coach Advanced Training Program is also an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).

The Health Coach Advanced Training Program is the best path to complete the education requirement to apply to sit for the NBHWC exam. Please check www.NBHWC.org for all requirements before applying to sit for the NBHWC exam.

Within the Health Coach Advanced Training Program, the course Health Coach Lab: Live Skills Assessment fulfills the practical skills assessment requirement. Once you have completed this course you will receive a certification of completion with the program name and date of completion to include with your exam application. Please check www.NBHWC.org for all requirements before applying to sit for the NBHWC exam.

We've created a free guided tour that shows you how the program works. Learn more here.

Everyone learns differently and the time it takes varies. For the ACE Health Coach certificates, most complete this in 3-6 months from the time they start studying to when they sit and pass their exam. For ACE Health Coach Advanced Training Program, it is recommended to take up to 1 year to complete the program from start to finish.

If you're already an ACE Health Coach, reach out to us and we'll recommend a personalized pathway for you to complete this program and enhance your career. Chat Now or call (888) 519-9844.

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