Patient Health Education and Wellness Counseling Certification

Are you looking to enrich your career with greater purpose and integrity as a patient health and wellness educator?

Established in 1977, NIWH is the pioneer of Whole Health Education ® and Behavioral Engagement ™, the first patient education and health behavior change model developed and utilized in clinical settings. Offering Patient Health Education and Wellness Counseling Certification.

Do you seek to provide your patients and clients with evidence-based, integrated nutrition information; natural health care perspectives and health and wellness advocacy training that can facilitate lifestyle changes – while contributing to a better health care system that promotes wellness instead of treating symptoms?

Are you interested in being taught by an outstanding faculty as well as leaders in the fields of Whole Health, Integrative Health, Nutrition, Natural Health and Wellness Coaching? Would you like to participate as a Select Provider in one of the country’s largest Integrative insurance provider networks, become qualified to apply for your own National Provider Number for specific health insurance billing privileges?

Why Patient Health Education and Wellness Counseling Certification?

Do you have a passion to educate your patients/clients and provide them with an authentic understanding and experience of their optimal health? If your answer is yes to these questions, the NIWH Whole Health Educator ™ with wellness counseling certification program can enrich your work, your career and your life.

The comprehensive health science program provides 24 Core Courses with course outlines, handouts and research along with individual course assignment templates and evaluation forms that earn you professionally accredited continuing education contact hours. After a proctored Final Exam you will begin your four (6) Externship tutorial courses and begin the Practicum or application portion of the program.

The training culminates with a Final Paper project that focuses on the three (3) case studies. The Final Paper project integrates all levels of the work and demonstrates your knowledge and skills in Whole Health Education, Peer-Counseling and Behavioral Engagement™ .

The program is designed to be completed in 12 months, but allows for an additional four (4) months, should personal circumstances require additional work and study time.

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.

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