Frequently Asked Questions
At Accredited Health Coaching Australia we have developed health coach training courses, incorporating evidence based health behaviour change interventions and techniques that promote self-efficacy, self-determination and self-responsibility.
We ensure you have the skills to effectively support your client on their change journey.
I’M ALREADY A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OR I’VE STUDIED NUTRITION /FITNESS ALREADY, DO I REALLY NEED TO STUDY COACHING?
In order to coach clients you need to have studied coaching. It is not enough to be a health professional, a fitness trainer or interested in health. Coaching is a specific set of skills and competencies based on evidence based models of behaviour change.
DO I NEED TO STUDY NUTRITION, FITNESS OR HEALTH FIRST?
No, you don’t need to be a nutrition or an exercise specialist in order to be a health coach. You do not need to be an expert in health to be a health coach, you do however need to know the skills and psychology of behaviour change.
WHY ARE YOUR COURSES SO LONG? CAN’T I LEARN HEALTH COACHING IN A WEEKEND?
You can learn skills in short health coaching courses, however practicing the skills is what makes you a great health coach. Learning the skills, having a chance to practice them, get feedback and learn how to improve is essential if you want to feel confident and be effective as a health coach.
WHAT DO I LOOK FOR IN A HEALTH COACHING COURSE?
Look for courses that include the key criteria and coaching core competencies set out by the Health Coaches Australian New Zealand Association (HCANZA), use national standards, evidence based techniques and have experienced health professionals as trainers. Accredited Health Coaching Australia courses are certified to the highest standards for Australian coaching training.
WHAT MAKES YOUR COURSES DIFFERENT?
We are an Australian-owned and run business, our trainers are health professionals with close to 50 years of experience. We believe learning should be enjoyable so our content and delivery is interactive, light-hearted and fun.
We are passionate about people achieving their desired outcomes and value for money - we want our graduates to feel 100% satisfied. We offer support before, during, and after our courses, comprehensive e-modules, numerous webinars to practice and watch live coaching, ongoing peer support, 1-1 trainer sessions, business support, and access to bonus labs. We are also flexible and tailor each program to the needs of our participants. No cookie-cutter approach!
I'VE GOT LIFE EXPERIENCE, DO I REALLY NEED TO STUDY COACHING?
Coaching is a specific set of skills and competencies based on evidence based models of behaviour change. Coaches treat clients as the experts in their lives. They don't jump in with advice, provide solutions or assume they know what is going on. Coaching requires us to un-learn a lot of the things we usually do and this needs you to study the skills of coaching.