UNC Greensboro Health Coach Certificate Training 2021

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Target Audience

Health Educators, Health Coaches, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Navigators, Case Managers, Medical Office Managers, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Medical Assistants, Registered Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Counselors, Social Workers, Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors and other applicable healthcare professionals working with clients/patients for health and wellness improvement.


The profession of health and wellness coaching has emerged to address an urgent and widespread need to help people increase the quality and years of healthy life.

This live interactive 3-Day Zoom Health Coach Certificate training is taught by UNC Greensboro Health Coaching Training Program Trainers, who are National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC). They provide a powerful and practical framework that professionals can use with clients to support meaningful and sustainable changes for improved health and well-being. Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques that help clients build self-confidence and motivation while addressing the barriers to identifying their own solutions and achieving their goals.

Health Coaching is an effective way to help people improve their quality of life through proven behavior change techniques to elicit motivation and engage more preventative health behaviors. This training uses a person-centered approach that helps clients with developing self-management skills that improve self-awareness for change and goal attainment.

The training emphasizes an evidence-based framework to guide the coaching relationship using communication approaches such as motivational interviewing and the teach-back method to support shared decision-making. In addition, cognitive behavioral strategies are used, including self-regulation, goal setting, realistic expectations and exploring barriers and support.

This 3-Day Zoom webinar training is highly engaging and interactive with frequent hands-on practical experiences, collaborative activities and feedback specifically designed to prepare you to meet the standards of competence in health and wellness coaching. Participants will use video and audio for all three days of this training.

Zoom Training Dates & Times (Eastern Standard Time):
Day 1 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 2 - Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 3 - Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration ends Friday, May 14, 2021 at midnight. Enrollment is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.

In order to receive credit, attendees must remain online for the full duration of each training day from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Breaks will be given throughout each training day and attendance will be monitored (partial credit will not be given).

Training Instructors:
Gracielee Weaver, PhD, CHES, NBC-HWC
Thayle Heggie, MPH, CHES, NBC-HWC

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 22.5 Hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE Credit) - Activity #162054.

This activity has been approved for CHES® (entry-level) / MCHES® (advanced level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been submitted to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

This training is jointly provided by the UNC Greensboro Health Coaching Programs and Charlotte AHEC.

Zoom Training Information:
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Registered attendees taking this Zoom training are asked to please go to our live webinar requirements page for more information and to test your computer and network prior to the training. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event.

Seeking More After This Training?
Participants must successfully complete all three days of this UNCG Health Coach Training (Track I) through Charlotte AHEC for CE credit. To meet the requirements to earn the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Health Coach Certificate, in addition to successfully completing the Charlotte AHEC training, participants may also choose to complete additional coaching skills assessments and submit materials to the UNCG Health Coach Training Program within 6-months of the training. Please see the following link for additional information on UNCG program requirements.

Interested in becoming a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)?

After you receive your UNC Greensboro Certificate, you are eligible to register for and complete the requirements of Track II: “Advanced Health Coach Training Certification Program”, which will be offered by Charlotte AHEC later this year. Successful completion of this Track II program makes you eligible to complete the requirements and apply for the national certifying exam to become a Certified Health and Wellness coach through the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Beginning fall 2021, Track II is a sequenced 3-month program offered 1-2 times per year and contains the following elements:

  • 3 full days of synchronous virtual training scheduled once a month, over the course of 3 months.
  • 18 hours of asynchronous training (webinars and online content between the live trainings) to be spread over the 3 months (average 6 hours per month).
  • 12 hours of self-paced health & wellness modules (4 hours per month).
A practical skills assessment and final exam will follow the Track II “Advanced Health Coach Training Certification Program”, sequence. Successful completion of these Track II sequence requirements will complete the Advanced Health Coach Training Certification Program. The entire program can be done in 9 months! More details will be available soon.
For more on UNCG Track I and Track II requirements and information, please contact coaching@uncg.edu.


  • Compare and contrast the difference between current practices and coaching practices;
  • Evaluate the importance of a health coach's role within your current or future practice;
  • Apply concepts in behavioral theory to guide clients toward behavioral change and increase self-efficacy through health coaching simulations;
  • Demonstrate the health coach framework process through simulated coach practice sessions;
  • Utilize evidence-based approaches in one-on-one coaching to help clients reach their health goals;
  • Apply culturally competent strategies to effectively engage multicultural clients to improve health outcomes;
  • Exhibit understanding of ethical standards and the scope of practice of coaching;
  • Become prepared to meet the standards of competence in health and wellness coaching.


Chanyne C Cupil, BS


May 19 - 21, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thayle Heggie, MPH, CHES, NBC-HWC, Regina McCoy, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC,Dr. GracieLee Weaver, PhD, MPH, CHES, NBC-
May 19 - 21, 2021
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
2.30 - CEU
23.00 - Contact Hours
22.50 - CPEUs
22.50 - CHES - CECH
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
May 19 - 21, 2021
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Early Bird Fee (Before April 30, 2021) Training Materials Provided
Contact Hours