How do I Become a Wellness Coach?
Are you a fitness professional ready to commit to helping your clients make a self-directed change to improve and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle? Do who have clients whom feel overwhelmed with trying to improve their health or like they aren’t making the progress they’d like to? If you answered ”Yes!” to any of these questions, then becoming a Wellness Coach may be the right answer for you.
Much like personal training, wellness coaching is currently an unregulated profession. In other words, there are no universally established or accepted requirements to become a wellness coach, and the practice of wellness coaching is not regulated by the government via state licensing or registration. However, many wellness coaches obtain a voluntary professional certification offered by a non-governmental entity, often times a non-profit organization (e.g., NETA).
Certification Through NETA
To be eligible for NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification, candidates must hold (1) current NCCA-accredited health or fitness certification, (2) bachelor’s degree or higher in a health or fitness-related field, or (3) credential/license as an allied health professional. NETA offers three options to earn the Wellness Coach Specialty Certificate, so you can choose which option is best for your schedule and lifestyle.
- Option 1: Self-Study + 2 Day Live Review Workshop
- Option 2: Self-Study + Computer-Based Exam
- Option 3: Premier Plus Wellness Coach Study Package (Best Value!)
NETA also offers exam preparation options, including study materials and online study packages to help pass the written certification exam. Once you pass the exam, your Wellness Coach Specialty Certification from NETA is valid for 2 years from the date of issue.
Let NETA help you reach your next professional goal of becoming a Certified Wellness Coach!