5 Things To Consider Before Enrolling In A Health Coaching School
So, you want to be a Health Coach??
This is amazing news! (And the crowd goes wild!)
We’re a big fan of Health Coaches here at ITN and want to support you in making your dreams come true!
Health coaching is currently one of the most lucrative and sought after careers, which makes it even more desirable as a career.
Enjoy this little snippet from Forbes Magazine…
“Health coaching is one of the smartest, most lucrative career choices in the economy today. It’s part of a four trillion dollar industry and growing. If you want to make a difference and be well paid, this is clearly the place to be.”
There is so much flexibility, fulfillment, and opportunity as a Health Coach — not to mention the high demand for coaches! (Yep, coaches just like YOU!)
Sixty percent of Americans want health coaching, according to a 2016 State of Health Coaching Survey! That’s a ton of people lining up, out the door to work with someone like you!
While there are so many health coaching schools to choose from these days, it’s vital that you pick not only the right one for you but also a school that will set you up for a successful career as a Health Coach!
A qualified Health Coach needs to understand the science of nutrition and the body, understand the mind and how humans function psychologically, how spirituality completes the whole picture, how to coach, and how to set up and run a successful business.
Take a deep breath! Do not let this information overwhelm you!
To make it easier to digest, we’ve put together a list of the most important things to consider when you’re deciding which health coaching school is right for you!
We know it’s a big decision to make. We also know that there are countless certifications to choose from, so we’ve taken the liberty of making your choice seamless and exciting!
Grab some tea, a notebook, and pen and let’s get down to it!
5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ENROLLING IN A HEALTH COACHING SCHOOL
1. DO THEY HAVE ACCREDITATIONS AND ARE THEY ACTUALLY AN APPROVED AND LICENSED SCHOOL?
It’s important to look at a program’s accreditations and credibility since your certification and title are only as good as the reputation of the school you received it from.
If you fail to choose a credible certification program with a good name, making a name for yourself as a reputable Health Coach will prove to be a difficult journey.
We tell it like it is because we have your best interest in mind!
Many schools operate illegally! We know — it’s unfortunate and hard to believe!
The scary thing is that if these schools get shut down, you’ll have no recourse for the time and money you’ve put into it.
It’s always a good idea to check with the school to see if they are licensed in the state they reside in. If they are, you can check the state’s website to verify that they are.
It’s also wise to consider a school that is in a partnership with other schools. This requires them to meet even more standards. Plus, this opens up the possibility to continue your education through this partnership. Yes, please!
ITN is licensed through the state of Washington (check it out for yourself!). We’ve also linked arms with the one and only Carnegie Mellon University!
What does this mean for our students? It means that as an ITN student, you get to further your education with free classes like Nutritional Science and Psychology!
ITN is also accredited by various organizations including National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and International Coaching Federation (ICF), to name a few.
Check out the full list of ITN’s accreditations here!
2. WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM AND HOW IS IT TAUGHT?
Grab that pen and paper and jot down what you’d like to do as a Certified Health Coach. This is going to be useful as you make the final decision of what school suits you best.
As you write down your vision, think about what kind of education you need to help you accomplish these goals.
Here’s the thing, the days of cookie-cutter coaching plans are long gone! C’est la vie!
This means that you want to be sure the curriculum is made up of tried and true methods and systems that actually work!
Your education should also be complete and comprehensive, so you have the expertise you need to coach in addition to hands-on experience.
Look for a program like ITN’s that offers the proven Transformational Nutrition Coaching Method®– a system that helps you create personalized protocols for your clients – no guesswork required!
Plus, it leaves you confident and credible and allows you to coach more clients in less time! Something desired by every Health Coach!
3. WHO WILL YOU BE LEARNING FROM?
It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s essential to look for a health coaching certification program that is taught by someone who has actually worked in and succeeded in the health coaching industry since they have practical knowledge and experience (not theory) that really works.
It’s essential to enroll in a program with a leader who is a health and nutrition expert, as well as, experienced (and successful) in building, marketing, and scaling a health coaching business.
ITN’s founder, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia, is the perfect example of an all-around experienced expert who would be ideal to learn from!
Consider a school, like ITN, with a highly educated and sought-after faculty. ITN’s esteemed faculty includes people like Shawn Stevenson, Katie Wells (Wellness Mama), JJ Virgin, Dave Asprey, and many more well-known industry leaders.
Check out our jaw-dropping faculty here! We mean it, you’re going to flip out when you see who’s part of our team!
4. WHAT IS THEIR MISSION AND WHY WERE THEY STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE?
It’s vital that you enroll in a school that gives you a clear vision of what they are trying to accomplish and how they can help you achieve your dreams as well!
Look for an institute that has a mission that’s focused on YOU. Their mission should tell you how they are committed to helping you become the successful Health Coach you want to be.
ITN was started because our founder had her own health problems that were solved by her enrolling in a certification program. She then made it her mission to educate others, at an affordable tuition, so people no longer had to suffer and struggle like she did.
At ITN, the majority of our students have all overcome health struggles and they want to give back. Their mission fits in with our mission of helping them to just that so together it’s truly a win-win!
5. WHAT WILL THE INVESTMENT BE?
Make sure any programs you’re considering layout a clear outline of their pricing on their websites and also offer a lower payment option to make health coaching accessible for most people.
This shows that they are a school that’s invested in working with you to make your dreams come true.
It’s important to view your tuition as an investment in your future and your dreams. Given the average salary you’ll be making as a Health Coach (we’re talking $50-$75k and beyond!), it’s no doubt you’ll be able to pay back your initial investment with ease.
At ITN, we offer the most comprehensive health coaching certification programs while teaching you practical, proven, step-by-step ways to build your business so you can recoup your investment quickly after enrolling.
Many ITN students start making back their investment in just a few months after enrolling!
Don’t believe us? See for yourself!
It’s important to do your research, keep an open mind, and remember that not all health coaching certifications are made equal.
Look for a credible program that is taught by someone who has done it successfully themselves, and makes sure you’re learning a proven system that is going to get your clients’ real results – this will only help you grow your business and client base quickly and easily!
When you find the right program, you’ll feel confident in making the investment in your future, your dreams, and investing in a career path that will help you change lives!