The GRS Academy Health Coach Program

The Health Coaching profession has grown rapidly in the United States in recent years, and is now emerging in other parts of the world as lifestyle-related and age-related health conditions continue to climb.

Trained in the powerful science of human motivation and behavioral change—as well as the fundamentals of exercise, nutrition, and integrative healthcare—Health Coaches empower people to make healthier life choices, break unhealthy patterns of behavior, and achieve greater levels of wellness. Working in close partnership with each client, health coaches build an understanding of their clients’ unique strengths and challenges, and then work with them to develop and implement individualized wellness plans.

The GRS Academy Health Coach Certificate Program equips learners with a foundational understanding of the many factors that can influence health and wellness—and prepares them to apply powerful, evidence-based behavior change techniques to help their clients overcome challenges and lead healthier lives.

 

Health Coaching for Healthcare Professionals

Target audience

Current healthcare professionals with strong foundational healthcare knowledge, who wish to acquire an impactful new skillset and credential to enhance their careers and improve patient outcomes

  • 50 hours
  • Training includes asynchronous online lessons using state-of-the-art online learning technology, as well as live sessions led by experienced GRS professionals.
  • All lessons and exams are administered in Chinese
  • Learners may begin the program any time after July 5th, 2017 and may progress at their own pace. Learners will have access to the program for nine months
  • Prepares learners to sit for Professional Examination for Health Coach (PEHC) exam through the U.S. National Board of Medical Examiners
Curriculum Highlights
  • Concrete skills for building trust and open communication with clients
  • The process of health coaching from assessment to planning to measurement to terminating the relationship
  • Standardized tools and instruments for wellness planning and measurement
  • Proven behavioral change techniques for smoking cessation, weight loss, healthy eating, and more
 

Health Coaching for Non-Healthcare Professionals

Target audience
  • Those who wish to start a new career as a professional health coach
  • Fitness instructors who want to make a greater impact on their clients’ lives
  • Teachers who wish to support their students’ health and wellbeing
  • Heads of household who want to improve their families’ health
  • 60 hours
  • Training includes asynchronous online lessons using state-of-the-art online learning technology, as well as live sessions led by experienced GRS professionals.
  • All lessons and exams may be viewed in either Chinese
  • Learners may begin the program any time after July 5th, 2017 and may progress at their own pace. Learners will have access to the program for nine months
  • Prepares learners to sit for Professional Examination for Health Coach (PEHC) exam through the U.S. National Board of Medical Examiners
Curriculum Highlights
  • Major body systems and common chronic and infectious diseases
  • Biometric measures such as blood pressure and respiration rate
  • Concrete skills for building trust and open communication with clients,
  • The process of health coaching from assessment to planning to measurement to terminating the relationship
  • Standardized tools and instruments for wellness planning and measurement
  • Proven behavioral change techniques for smoking cessation, weight loss, healthy eating, and more

GRS Academy is the first provider approved to offer training that prepares students to sit for a new health coach examination through the U.S. National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)