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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute for Integrative Nutrition | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health Coach Training Program (HCTP)


360 hours lecture (40 weeks), plus 400 hours applied lab.

Various, distance learning format
May 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze health histories; determine life and health goals; design action plans to achieve life and health goals; assess progress in goal achievement; create practical applications of health and wellness concepts; teach key Integrative Nutrition concepts such as primary food, secondary food, crowding out, mind-body connection, life balance and bio-individuality; and facilitate improvement in quality of life.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, 40-module distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, on-the-job practice, required interaction with an instructor, and 24 hour access to online support as needed. Topics include: health and wellness, various nutrition and dietary theories (Ayurveda, Atkins, Macrobiotics, Veganism, etc), communication skills, contemporary health issues, coaching, marketing, active listening, creating a vision and mission, sales cycle, and the relationship between nutrition and government, etc.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health and Nutrition, 3 semester hours in Wellness, 1 semester hour in Wellness Practicum, and 3 semester hours in Contemporary Health Issues, 6 semester hours in Wellness Coaching, 3 semester hours in Small Business Management, 3 semester hours in Interpersonal Communication, and 4 semester hours in Coaching and Interviewing Practicum (1/12) (Administrative Review 1/17) (9/17 revalidation) (1/23 revalidation).