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LC 425 – Health & Life Coaching I


The Life and Health Coaching I course first explores how Cognitive Behavioral plays in the coaching practice.  Specifically dealing with troublesome emotions, becoming assertive, developing persistence, overcoming procrastination, developing resilience, and taking risks and making better decisions.  Through the use of case examples, the evidence-based cognitive behavioral coaching approach helps the student learn how to help clients tackle problems and enhance personal development.  Health and Life Coaching is one part art and one part science helping others to achieve sustained health and wellness goals.  An integrative wellness approach includes mind-body tools, meditation, yoga, guided imagery, movement, sound healing and complementary and alternative healing modalities.  The second book offers such step-by-step approach to health coaching methodology, along with integrative wellness principles, theoretical frameworks, evidence-based models, coaching session formats and practice tools.  If offers both the coach and client a wellness approach to coaching a journey of self-discovery.

Course Code: LC 425. Contract hours of education: 30 hours.

This course is particularly designed for professionals seeking to meet education requirements for certification as a Certified Health Life Coach by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,.

Instructor/Course Author: Thomas Schear, Ph.D

Link to Resume


TEXTBOOKS: There are two (2) required textbooks for this course.

1) Cognitive Behavioral Coaching: A Guide to Problem-Solving And Personal Development. Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden. Routledge. New York, New York (2020).
ISBN: 9780367461621.

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2) How To Be A Health Coach: An Integrative Wellness Approach. Meg Jordan, Ph.D., Global Medicine Enterprises, Inc., San Rafael, CA., (2013).
ISBN: 9781463627799.

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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in the Holistic & Integrative health care practice program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 30 Contact Hours. Access Information

This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 30 contact hours of CE:

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.

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* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of troublesome emotions and the role they play in an individual’s life.
  2. Gain an understanding of the distinction problem-creating vs. problem-solving.
  3. Understanding procrastination and how to overcome it.
  4. Time management laid out in a way the reader can understand how to better organize their life and help others in doing so.
  5. Gain an understanding how being persistent, dealing with criticism and being assertive when interacting with others can help individuals in gaining greater control over and satisfaction in their life.
  6. Gain an understanding of the development of resilience.
  7. Gain an understanding of risk-taking, decision-making and the process of making personal changes impact the individual’s life.
  8. Gain a greater understanding of health and wellness coaching, and the difference between coaching and therapy/consulting/education.
  9. Gain a greater understanding of theories and techniques of behavior change.
  10. Gain an understanding of how to prepare for becoming a life/health coach and prepare for coaching sessions.
  11. Gaining an understanding of the skills to develop a coaching relationship, to facilitate change and set goals.
  12. Gain understanding of the use of self-discovery tools in your coaching practice.
  13. Gain an understanding of coaching clients about nutrition and weight management.
  14. Gaining an understanding coaching for integrative fitness and related activities.
  15. Gain an understanding of coaching clients in stress management.
  16. Identifying strategies to effectively coach underserved clients.