United States, Colorado, Englewood - 02/06/2020 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – FEBRUARY 6, 2020 – The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute today announces the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has fully approved its Master Health Coach Certification Program for certifying individuals for qualification to sit for the National Health and Wellness Board Certification exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).
Being a fully approved program means that the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute curriculum meets the new rigorous standards set forth by the NBHWC, which requires they meet over 135 competencies and other criteria.
Successful completion of the program prepares graduates to take the board exam administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
“We’re proud that the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching approved our Master Health Coach Certification Program,” says William Sears, MD. “Our program provides advanced training and techniques based on an evidence-based approach designed for health coaches looking to take their coaching to the next level.”
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is ranked among the premier health coach certification programs worldwide, consistently appearing in the top 5 overall programs as reviewed by health and wellness professionals.
Based on Dr. Sears’ four-pillars, the program focuses on a balanced approach to health and wellness: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition® (L.E.A.N.). This approach is the fundamental concept of lifestyle medicine and is rapidly growing in popularity.
Dr. Sears is one of the pioneers in health coaching. Pursing his passion for wellness as a cancer survivor, he co-founded the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute 14 years ago, creating health coach training and certification programs dedicated to educating and empowering coaches with the goal of prevention vs. treatment.
“Health coaching is a game-changer in today’s approach to wellness. Health coaches listen to the client and learn from them, using tools and techniques to shift behavior to the long-term,” says Dr. Sears. “Health coaches strive to get ahead of illness and chronic disease by focusing on lifestyle and behavior modification.”
Health Coaching an In-demand Field
New research from Marketdata LLC estimates the market for health coaching to grow by $1.7 billion by 2022, reaching an estimated worth of $7.85 billion. So, health coaches are in demand.
Graduates of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute can select from a variety of career paths.
Health coaches are in demand as hired employees within corporations, hospitals, physician’s offices, schools, community centers, fitness facilities, spas, online coaching apps, and other businesses.
Many health coaches choose to build successful businesses by coaching both groups and individuals in ways that best fit individual needs, interests, and goals.
Other health coaches incorporate coaching into their existing careers as fitness instructors, personal trainers, nurses, and others.
Dr. Sears says the accolades he receives from health coaching candidates, coupled with the recognition from top employers who continually recruit Dr. Sears Wellness Institute graduates, is the most rewarding recognition. It assures that his efforts continue to have a positive impact.
“Health coaching has created major wellness initiatives, and I’m proud of seeing the ten-thousand graduates of the institute’s program, making such a difference in their lives, and the lives of others. This is the legacy I’m most proud to leave behind,” says Dr. Sears.
Learn more about The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Master Health Coach Certification Program Certification here.
About The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute’s mission is to educate, equip and empower individuals and organizations with practical tools and resources to improve the health of others through the principles of lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition, and behavior change. We have trained and certified nearly 10,000 individuals in 76 countries who are making a difference around the world.
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