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Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession as a Certified Health Coach

Join nearly 500,000 ISSA-certified professionals who have built purposeful
and profitable careers guiding and supporting others on their journey to
improving their health and achieving wellness.

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Gain the Confidence, Skills, and Knowledge to Make a Positive Impact on Health and Disease.

The ISSA Certified Health Coach certification was specifically designed for people who have experienced a personal health transformation and want to
empower others to pursue and accomplish their holistic health and wellness goals.

Guide Your Clients to Achieve Optimal Health and Longevity

Launch a Meaningful Career With Virtually Unlimited Potential

There has never been a greater need for Certified Health Coaches than now. Virtually every day, there are numerous new Health Coach jobs and career-making opportunities for people who are passionate about health and wellness. When you become an ISSA Certified Health Coach, you’ll be equipped to play a critical role in reversing the chronic disease epidemic and solving some of the world’s critical health-related problems.

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Evidence-Based Health Coaching and Behavior Change Education

When you earn your ISSA Health Coach certification, you’ll feel confident in your skills and will be ready to work with clients. For more than 30+ years, ISSA has been widely recognized for its science-backed training and certification programs, and our Certified Health Coach program is no exception. Our robust Health Coaching curriculum covers hundreds of topics and was developed by highly respected, credentialed, and experienced health and wellness professionals.

What's Included with The Health Coach Certification:

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  • ISSA Certified Health Coach Textbook: Over 450 pages of comprehensive, holistic health coach expertise and guidance.

  • Robust Video Lectures: Our team of health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, and psychology experts provides comprehensive educational modules and guidance. 

  • Unlimited Support From A Dedicated Success Team: Reach out for help anytime via phone, chat, or email.

  • Guided or Self-Paced Study Options: 100% online course so you can complete your certification on your own time, from any location!

  • Worksheets, Assessments, and Templates: Practical applications to help you work with clients and launch your career as a Health Coach.

  • Final Exam: Online, open-book, multiple choice final exam with one free retake for stress-free testing.

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How It Works

A convenient and flexible Health Coach Training Experience

Becoming a Certified Health Coach


  • Enroll now and get instant access

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  • Study at your own pace, or follow our 10-week guided study schedule

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  • Contact your dedicated Success Team any time you have questions or need help

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  • Take online chapter quizzes to test your knowledge and see your progress

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  • Pass the open-book, untimed final exam from anywhere!

Hear what our students are saying:

We're proud of our graduates' outstanding reviews regarding their ISSA experience!

Collage of Career Pathways with Health Coach

One Credential, Unlimited Career Paths

In the past decade, opportunities for Health Coaches have skyrocketed. Becoming a Certified Health Coach opens the door to an abundance of fulfilling jobs and exciting career paths.

  • Work as a Health Coach, wellness specialist, or care navigator at a virtual healthcare provider, insurance company, digital health provider, or telemedicine provider.

  • Start your own Health Coach business with individual or group coaching and in-person or virtual sessions.

  • Build passive incoming by publishing digital health and wellness education products, virtual workshops, hosting webinars, speaking at conferences, and creating membership programs.

  • Manage a company’s employee and corporate wellness program or work with an employee health and biometric screening company.

  • Coach clients at a gym, wellness center, fitness center, spa, recovery center, or health food store.

  • Teach other health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness professionals how to apply Health Coaching strategies and practices as a consultant, trainer, or by working with a training and education company.

  • Become a health and wellness influencer, educator, or consultant for brands, organizations, non-profits, advocacy organizations, and businesses.

  • Develop health and wellness content, recipes, programming, or curriculum for health, wellness, and fitness companies.

  • Create marketing, advertising, and business strategies for companies that sell health, wellness, and lifestyle products and services.

  • Amplify your existing fitness coaching, personal training, or nutrition coaching practices by applying advanced motivational interviewing, behavior change, and health psychology practices.

As an ISSA Certified Health Coach, you'll receive exclusive offers from our Health Coach partners to jump-start your career!

Choose the Health Coach Certification Program That Fits Your Goals and Interests:

Health Coach

  • Includes 2 courses:
    * Health Coach
    * Online Coach


Health & Transformation Coach

  • Includes 4 courses:
    * Health Coach
    * Online Coach
    * Transformation Coach
    * Life Coach


Master Health & Nutrition Coach

  • Includes 6 courses:
    * Health Coach
    * Online Coach
    * Transformation Coach
    * Life Coach
    * Nutritionist
    * Weight Management


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Thinking about becoming a Health Coach? Interested in learning more?

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Tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll reach out with more details about our Health Coach Certification Program.

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