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Wellness Coach Specialty Certification

Wellness coaching has emerged as a growing trend in the health and fitness industries and our Wellness Coach Specialty Certification can help you advance your career by providing the essential skills necessary to help others achieve lasting, positive, lifestyle and behavioral change.

Key Topics

  • Adult Learning Concepts
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Theories and Models of Behavioral Change
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Goal-Setting
  • Overcoming Barriers to Change



NETA Personal Trainer or Group Exercise Instructor Certification or (a) another NCCA-accredited health/fitness certification or (b) equivalent education or (c) credentials as an allied health professional.

Click here for the comprehensive list of credentials recognized to satisfy the prerequisite.


Early Bird $349*
Standard $399

*Early bird discount if you register 30 days prior to workshop

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Saturday: Check–In 7:45am, 8:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am — 3:30pm

End times may vary depending on class size.


14 NETA, 1.2 ACE, 14 AFAA, 1.4 NASM


Recommended: LIFESTYLE WELLNESS COACHING, 2nd Edition (2013) Gavin, J., & Mcbreaty, M. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. — Item #143 — $75.00

Recommended: MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: HELPING PEOPLE CHANGE, 3rd Edition (2013) by Miller & Rollnick. New York, NY: Guilford Press. — Item #146 — $65.00

Recommended: NETA FITNESS PROFESSIONAL’S MANUAL, 4th Edition (2014) — Item #135 — $59.00

Recommended: WELLNESS COACH PRACTICE EXAM — Item #28 — $10.00

Download the Wellness Coach Study Guide

Wellness Coach Study Package

This package includes the following products and will be shipped to you directly.

  • Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd edition
  • Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd edition
  • Wellness Coach Practice Exam

Item #174: $129.00 — Order from the NETA Store.

Test Only

Wellness Coach Test Only Option

Schedule the computer-based “Test Only” option and complete your exam at any of more than 500 PSI Testing Centers across the United States.

Note: Continuing education credits (CECs) are not granted for Test Only options. CECs are only awarded for attendance at live certification review workshops.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

For more information, see FAQs on Getting Certified.