Advance Your Career
Wellness coaching has emerged as a growing trend in the health and fitness industries as more emphasis is being placed on the link between lifestyle behaviors and chronic conditions. NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification can help you advance your career, strengthening your level of expertise in regard to health, fitness, and nutrition, while partnering with a client to assist them in self-discovery, problem solving, and behavioral change to improve their status on the illness-wellness continuum.
- Adult Learning Concepts
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Theories and Models of Behavioral Change
- Motivational Interviewing
- Overcoming Barriers to Change
Online Wellness Coach Specialty Certification
Prepare for NETA’s Wellness Coach specialty certification exam using NETA’s online prep modules. NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification Online Review consists of four modules incorporating both lecture and visual demonstration. Module one presents an introduction to wellness coaching, including the elements of a coaching relationship. Module two covers adult learning concepts and theories, relationship building skills, and communication. Module three includes behavioral change and goal setting strategies, as well as overcoming barriers to change. The final module provides an in-depth explanation of motivational interviewing (MI), including video demonstration of actual interviews and examines the research behind MI. NETA’s online review modules compliment Gavin and McBrearty’s Lifestyle Wellness Coaching and Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing and serve as an excellent resource for those who are serious about taking their profession to the next level by becoming a wellness coach.
To successfully prepare, NETA recommends that wellness coach certification candidates devote an appropriate amount of time (e.g., at least 30-45 days) and effort to self-directed study prior to attempting the examination.
Credits: 20 NETA (Granted upon passing the Exam)
Or call NETA to register: 1.800.237.6242
Fee includes registration for computer-based exam.
The computer-based version of NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty certification exam is administered online using remote online proctoring services provided by ProctorU. To learn more about computer-based testing, please see Test-Only Options.
To be eligible for NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification, candidates must hold:
- current NCCA-accredited health or fitness certification, or
- bachelor’s degree or higher in a health or fitness-related field, or
- credential/license as an allied health professional.
Click here to view the list of credentials recognized to satisfy the prerequisite.
NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification is valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Click here to learn more about requirements to maintain NETA’s Wellness Coach Specialty Certification.
Additional Recommended Study Materials
NETA certifications require preparation and study prior to taking the exam. If you are registering for a Wellness Coach Specialty Certification we strongly recommend that you purchase the NETA the study materials and allow 4-6 weeks of self-directed study to prepare.
Download a complimentary Wellness Coach Study Guide.
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 3rd Edition (2019)
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 3rd Edition, offers an evidence-based and systematic coaching methodology that professionals can apply in helping their clients move efficiently toward effective long-term health and wellness. Recommended book for Wellness Coach Specialty Certification.
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI–engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning–and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. Recommended book for Wellness Coach Specialty Certification.
Download a complimentary Wellness Coach Study Guide