In conversation with mindbodygreen co-founder Jason Washup, clinical nutritionist and class educator at mbg, Kelly LeVeque He said, “There is a large enough demand that insurance companies are now looking to reimburse health coaches for their services, and physician offices, like working physicians, are hiring health coaches.”
If you are interested in health coaching, we recommend that you enroll in a National Council for Health and Wellness (NBHWC) – Accredited Training Program (Like mindbodygreen’s). NBHWC is a nationally recognized organization that has become the gold standard in the health training industry and works to ensure that professionals in this field are qualified and up to date with best practice. The NBHWC provides health coaches with the opportunity to sit for an exam and gain accreditation by the National Board, NBC-HWC.
Once you earn your certification, there is a wide range of career paths available for health coaches. We’ve put together a list of over 40 options to give you an idea of the (largely endless) career possibilities: