Health Coach Course

Health Coach course contents syllabus

Health Coach Course Syllabus

  • You as a health coach
    • Who needs a health coach?
    • What does health coaching involve?
    • Why be a health coach?
    • The different types of coaching
    • Understanding yourself
    • The skills you need

  • Your clients' needs
    • Clients' bad habits
    • Typical client concerns
    • Concerns at different ages
    • Barriers to change
    • Understanding a client’s problem
    • Methods of tackling clients’ concerns
    • Assignment

  • Changing your client’s behaviour
    • Changing your client’s perceptions and values
    • Step out of your comfort zone
    • Self belief. Changing the client’s self image
    • Negative thoughts
    • Fatalism
    • Fear of failure
    • Self deception
    • Preconceptions, Procrastination
    • Strategies for change
    • Visualisations
    • Persistence
    • Getting the client to take action
    • Gap analysis
    • SMART goals
    • Format for setting goals and identifying achievements
    • Assignment

  • Assessing and improving your client’s diet
    • Assessing your client’s current diet
    • Educating your client about a healthy and nutritious diet
    • Preparing a diet plan
    • Motivating your client to make and follow dietary changes
    • Healthy eating tips
    • What makes a healthy diet
    • Understanding food labels
    • Understanding Recommended Daily Allowances

  • Common Nutrition Problems with Adults
    • Common problems
    • Diets to help deal with stress, fatigue, and sleep problems
    • Special nutritional requirements of women
    • Nutritional needs for adults
    • How to use diet to promote a healthy immune system

  • Improving your clients' fitness
    • Getting your client to incorporate activity into their existing lifestyle
    • Being a kid
    • Office fitness
    • Household fitness
    • Helping your client choose an aerobic activity
    • Walking
    • Jogging and running
    • Cycling outdoors
    • Racket games
    • Swimming
    • Roller skating
    • Find an activity that your client enjoys
    • Encouraging your client to enjoy themselves
    • Make it a priority
    • Find a diversion
    • Reward your client

  • Counselling the client to change
    • Changing the Client’s Mindset: counselling techniques
    • Changing the client’s lifestyle and mindset
    • Counselling techniques for weight reduction
    • Getting the client to take responsibility
    • Creative visualisation
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Virtual gastric band
    • Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs
    • ERG Theory

  • Dealing with Allergies and Intolerances
    • Identifying the problem
    • Testing for allergies and intolerances
    • Gluten free
    • Dairy free
    • Other intolerances
    • Diets for diabetes

  • Reducing clients' stress
    • Stress – getting the right level of stress
    • Identifying stress
    • Conquering stress
    • Tension headaches
    • Getting in control
    • Physical changes
    • Other ways the client can conquer stress
    • Depression – Symptoms of stress
    • Refuges
    • Dealing with the depressed client
    • Actions a client can take
    • Self image
    • Endogenous depression
    • Anti depressants
    • Getting more sleep
    • Assignment

  • How to find clients
    • Identifying different client groups
    • Understanding the possible specialisations in the field
    • Marketing your business
    • How will you position yourself
    • Sources of work
    • Your website
    • Making your website work
    • Your e-book
    • Networking
    • Leaflet drop
    • Seminars
    • Using PR to get business
    • Gaining referrals
    • Advertising
    • Assignment

  • How to handle an initial enquiry
    • How to respond to an enquiry
    • The cautious prospect
    • Identify the client’s area of concern
    • Listen for buying signals
    • Move towards a sale
    • Talk about payment
    • Finishing the call
    • Next steps for the unsure prospect
    • Next steps for your new client
    • Keeping track of your prospects

  • Managing your first meeting with a client
    • A quick re-cap
    • How coaching works
    • The first call
    • The first face to face meeting
    • What coaching isn’t
    • Helping the client reach a conclusion
    • A note about medical conditions
    • When coaching fails
    • Listening skills
    • Don’t use jargon
    • The presenting problem
    • Challenging the client
    • Emotional or sexual involvement
    • The right attributes for a client
    • Assignment

  • Operating your health coach practice
    • The ‘Welcome’ letter to the client
    • Brochure
    • Checklist
    • ‘Life Satisfaction Check’ Form
    • ‘My commitment to you’ Form
    • ‘What I need from you’ Form
    • Questionnaire
    • Your own systems and paperwork
    • Pre-consultation forms and the first consultation
    • Goal setting
    • Instructing a client on keeping a food diary
    • Maintaining accurate records

  • Setting your price. Managing your finances
    • Setting your price. How much should you charge?
    • Putting up your charges
    • Discounts
    • Payment
    • Terminating the sessions
    • Competition
    • The coaching business
    • Keeping clients and the bank manager happy
    • Client files
    • Handling clients you don’t like
    • The ‘form of business’
    • Your business name
    • Keeping the books
    • Your accountant
    • Paying tax
    • Liaising with other professionals
    • Using Transactional Analysis
    • Assignment