Certificates of Study

D. Perlmutter, C. Norman Shealy, Bernie Siegel, G.Donadio, Walter Willett, A.L.Gittleman, Mark Hyman, Diane Schwarzbein, Mona Dorsinville, Reggie Odom, Barry Sears

The National Institute of Whole Health offers two unique Whole Health Certificate Programs for licensed, degreed or certified professionals, who meet the prerequisite requirements for acceptance into our Whole Health programs, and who wish to earn approved continuing education contact hours in a condensed format.

The certificate programs do not confer certification as a Whole Health Educator, inclusion in the Healthways, Inc., National Health Insurance Network, or provide the NIWH Patient Education Health Insurance Billing Manual.

Whole Health Certificates of Study

NIWH  Whole Health certificates of study for learners who wish to take a shorter program and still earn approved continuing education contact hours, as well as enjoy several of the professional benefits NIWH provides.

  1. Whole Health Advocate Certificate of Study for qualified medical staff who wish to train for the soon to be implemented Disease Prevention and Chronic Care Coordination mandates, which will apply to the practice of healthcare in all settings and affect the medical practice’s insurance reimbursement.

    This program provides today’s most cutting edge, evidence-based health information for patient education and self-care. This exciting, cost effective continuing education program contains 18 courses and provides approved contact hours. Read course descriptions.

    Courses include:

    • Inflammation
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Obesity: Hidden Factors
    • Nutrition Research on Chronic Disease
    • Patient Health Advocacy
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Peer Counseling
    • Brain Function and Nutrition
    • Living with Chronic Illness
    • Brain Function and Behavior
    • Shared Decision Making
    • Behavioral Engagement
    • Cardiac Whole Health
    • Health Information Research
    • Demystifying Medical Language

    This special program has been developed for medical staff and personnel to address the Pay4Performance regulations regarding patient education and shared decision making. This Whole Person Care information program is an exceptional value.

    2. Whole Health and Wellness Nutrition Certificate of Study – Provides 20 outstanding courses in Whole Health, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, weight loss, metabolic syndrome and digestive health, disease prevention and much more. Learner has up to ten (10) months to complete the 20 courses. Professional, approved continuing education contact hours and professional diploma provided.

PLEASE NOTE: NIWH nutrition courses are patient/client education focused, providing epidemiological and evidence-base 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.

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