The NIWH 3-in-1 Whole Health Education® training is
accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence
Add more joy and meaning to your current work or private practice with the skills and credentials now in demand by both patients and current health care reform mandates!
Enhance your care with our comprehensive,
3-in-1 Whole Health Education® program
that transforms a health professional’s scope of practice
with three sought after skill sets:
Our comprehensive, evidence-based whole health curriculum is comprised of 24 Core Courses, plus 8 Case Study Tutorials, 3 patient case studies and a Final Paper project on your 3 Case Studies. The courses include outlines, course handouts and research abstracts, along with individual assignment templates and evaluation forms that earn you professionally accredited continuing education contact hours.
Each learner works with an assigned Academic Adviser, who is both a credentialed health care professional and a graduate of the Whole Health Education program. After a Proctored Exam on the 24 CORE courses, you will begin your 8 tutorial courses which are applied to the required three (3) Case Studies. The Case Study portion of the program is akin to the “clinical” portion of your professional training.
The training culminates with a Final Paper project which focuses on the three (3) case studies submitted by the learner. The Final Paper project (or Capstone Project) integrates all areas of program instruction and learning, and serves to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in Whole Health Education, Patient Health Education and Whole Health Coaching.
The program is 400 clock hours with nationally accredited continuing education contact hours. Each learner works with an Academic Adviser who will provide feedback and CE certificates as assignments are turned in. Learners can connect other students and graduates through our on-line Student Forum, Linked-In or Facebook sites.
You will also receive a complimentary 1 year membership in the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, which provides free education workshops and seminars, as well as health advocacy business development and practice building support and information. This is a valuable resource for our learners both during their studies and after graduation.
In addition, twice monthly live call-in seminars are conducted; one for Q & A for current learners and a second seminar with guest health professionals who present on a wide range of health and business topics which include practice related support information. Student support service staff are available by e-mail from 9 am – 10 pm EST along with a live 24/7 answering service, and Monday – Friday on-site staff office hours.
Successful completion of the program qualifies graduates for:
- NPI as a patient health educator
- ACA Professional Liability insurance as a patient health educator
- Receive a billing and coding manual from NIWH (we will also send a physician’s billing manual to a practice a graduate is employed by)
All graduates will be able to sit for the Chronic Care Professional (CCP) national certification in Population Health
- Chronic Care Professional national certification
Nurses additionally qualify to sit for the following:
- AHNCC Board Certified Nurse Coach certification
- AHNA Holistic Nurse certification
The program has been designed using medical cohort pilot studies to determine contact hours. The entire curriculum takes 12 months to complete if the learner devotes 7-8 hours per week to the course work. NIWH provides an additional four (4) months, without charge, for completion if personal circumstances require additional work and study time. Upon graduation you will receive a professional, embossed diploma as a Whole Health Educator and two certificates for completing the training as a Whole Health Coach and a Patient Health Advocate. More details are available on our 3-in-1 Whole Health Education training program page.
To apply, an interview with a program representative is required, as all applications are conducted by phone. NIWH does not have an on-line application. We only accept applications by phone to ensure that all applicants are qualified for the programs. You can read more about the application process on our Registration page. To request an appointment with a representative, please send a request through our contact page.
Continue exploring our website to learn more about our Whole Health Programs.
PLEASE NOTE: NIWH nutrition courses are patient/client education focused, providing epidemiological and evidence-based science on the how and why of nutrition in disease prevention, health recovery, wellness maintenance and for patient/client whole health education. Our whole foods focused nutrition courses are designed to enhance the professional’s knowledge of the science of nutrition but ARE NOT intended to teach learners how to recommend or prescribe diets or supplements to their patients or clients.
Unless a professional has a licensed scope of practice and credentials, along with professional liability insurance to practice nutrition, there are both legal and ethical constraints related to advising an individual about nutrition. The whole picture of heath® approach invites the client into understanding the cause and effect of the physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual components of health so they can make the informed, sustainable lifestyle choices they deem are appropriate with their values and needs.