Behaviour Coaching Skills Training

Professional Diploma Level 6

Inspire long-term transformation with this exclusive video-based training, packed with practical coaching techniques taught and demonstrated by our Chief Science Educator, Alex Ruani, who’s an expert National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach herself. 

Get the power of evidence-based scripts, coaching scenarios, and approaches that you can instantly apply in your client sessions.

Accredited by

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International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited for up to 29 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) for practising ACC, PCC, and MCC coaches

ICF is the most sought-after credentialing body worldwide who sets the gold standard in coaching

What’s inside: An overview

Learn how to coach clients with skills and tools drawn from behaviour change research, health psychology, positive psychology, and lifestyle medicine research.

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Drive positive change that lasts

By the end of this training, you will walk away with an arsenal of coaching skills that will help enrich your daily client work, including:

  • Harnessing the A.S.I.T. method for effective client behaviour change
  • Knowing how to inspire your clients – while unleashing your inner coach
  • Embracing the coaching mindset and role-modelling
  • Crafting C.O.R.D. visions to set up your clients for success
  • Coaching around the psychological nocebo effect
  • Speed-reading your clients and practising lie detection (this is FUN!)
  • Conducting health risk assessments for lifestyle medicine coaching
  • Mitigating the risk of nutrition and health misinformation
  • Practising advanced TTM (transtheoretical model) techniques
  • Narrowing down target behaviours to move clients to action

Impact clients with varied needs

You will also be getting the know-how from specialised sessions, such as:

  • Stress management coaching
  • Sleep management coaching
  • Weight management coaching
  • Psychology of eating
  • Gut health coaching
  • Toxicology and detoxification coaching
  • Child and family nutrition coaching
  • Fertility coaching
  • Physical activity coaching
  • Food allergies and intolerances coaching

Get high quality training, from start to finish

The Behaviour Coaching Skills Training meets the gold standard of coaching set by ICF (International Coaching Federation) and NBHWC (National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches in the US), combined with our own extremely high client engagement standards at The Health Sciences Academy.

Derived from our exclusive ICF accredited Professional Health Coaching Program taught LIVE.

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Frequently Asked Questions

YES, by ICF for Continuing Coach Education (CCEs). The International Coach Federation (ICF) sets the gold standard of coaching and is the most recognised professional coaching body worldwide.
Yes! The Behaviour Coaching Skills Training will be added to the program as a core competency. This means both new and existing students can get lifetime access to the training once they’ve enrolled in the Clinical Nutrition Program. Get in touch with our experts here to understand how this will give you a further competitive edge in the health and nutrition space.
Once you’ve completed the Behaviour Coaching Skills Training, you can claim up to 29 hours for CCE. If you have any questions, please refer to this page.
By the end of this certification you’ll be able to:

    • Recognise the importance of embodying a client-centred coaching mindset and thriving to become a role model for health/wellness behaviour skills such as prioritising self-care, self-awareness, self-regulation and self-monitoring, while reflecting on and enhancing own coaching practices.
    • Assist your client in tracking her menstrual cycle length, body temperature, cervical mucus, and luteinising hormone surge
    • Promote coachee autonomy, self-efficacy and growth by enabling self-determined wellness visions, strengths appreciation, challenge-for-thought and challenge-for-action enquiry, and explorative learning.
    • Harness the A.S.I.T. Method* to enable personalised and meaningful change and ongoing coachee growth, including Assessment Coaching, Strategy Coaching, Implementation Coaching, and Tracking Coaching, while fostering and endeavouring to protect the coachee’s freedom of choice, self-efficacy, and self-monitoring.
    • Identify factors which may lower fertility odds such as a poor diet, poor sleep, stress, and harmful chemicals
    • Know how to assist the coachee to evaluate and integrate health and wellness information through leveraging the C.O.R.D. Framework** and health and wellness assessments (including health risk assessments) navigating aspects of health and wellness that the coachee may want to prioritise, optimise or reduce risk for, or any symptom, diagnosed disease or injury they may aim to manage with guidance from their medical provider.
    • Use relevant Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to support intrinsic motivation in the context of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), including decisional balance tools, rulers, questionnaires (e.g. THSA Parental Modelling Questionnaires™), creative brainstorming drills, safe behavioural experimentation, and self-discovery exercises.
    • Maintain scope of practice within the boundaries of coaching, distinguishing health risk assessment and wellness evaluations from medical diagnosis, treatment or prescription, and mitigating the risk of harmful health choices or practices through pointing out to adequate resources and appropriate referrals to medical and support professionals.
    • Develop insight into specialised health and wellness coaching principles and examples across a variety of fields, including stress management, placebo/nocebo effect, sleep management, weight management, eating psychology, emotional eating and emotional self-regulation, gut health, toxicology and detoxification, child and family nutrition, fertility and reproductive health, physical activity, and food allergies and intolerances.
    • Discern the fundamental principles of evidence-based research, the pyramid of scientific evidence, quality sources which may be utilised in practice when appropriate and within professional boundaries, mitigation of health harm from controversial dietary approaches and the wrongful use of medical diets, and the importance of continuing education.
    • Gain awareness and demonstration of ethical practice within coaching, including integrity and honesty, distinction from consulting or other professional support, appropriate and respectful language, empathy and sensitivity to the coachee, and verbal and non-verbal communication underpinning coaching presence.
Yes, of course. Once you enrol, you get lifetime access to everything, so you can pick a pace that works for you or start, pause, and restart whenever you want to. Many of our current students are working full-time, part-time, or juggling multiple roles, so your flexibility is always our priority. Plus you have 24/7 access to it all to learn from any device of your choice.
Yes, you do! You get lifetime access to everything so you can revisit your training, practical client materials and session handouts, and research whenever you want.
What you CAN do with your Behaviour Coaching Skills Training:

    • Apply your behaviour coaching skills with a client, while limiting the amount of education you give them during a coaching exercise, such as only where requested or where essential to mitigate the risk of health harm.
    • Incorporate a coaching mindset in your practice and thrive to become a role model for health/wellness behaviour skills such as prioritising self-care, self-awareness, self-regulation and self-monitoring, while reflecting on and enhancing your own coaching practices.
    • Promote coachee autonomy, self-efficacy and growth by enabling self-determined wellness visions, strengths appreciation, challenge-for-thought and challenge-for-action enquiry, and explorative learning.
    • Incorporate the A.S.I.T. Method* into your work to enable personalised and meaningful change and ongoing coachee growth, including Assessment Coaching, Strategy Coaching, Implementation Coaching, and Tracking Coaching, while fostering and endeavouring to protect the coachee’s freedom of choice, self-efficacy, and self-monitoring.
    • Assist your coachee to evaluate and integrate health and wellness information through leveraging the C.O.R.D. Framework** and health and wellness assessments (including health risk assessments) navigating aspects of health and wellness that the coachee may want to prioritise, optimise or reduce risk for, or any symptom, diagnosed disease or injury they may aim to manage with guidance from their medical provider.
    • Use relevant Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to encourage coachee intrinsic motivation in the context of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), including decisional balance tools, rulers, questionnaires (e.g. THSA Parental Modelling Questionnaires™), creative brainstorming drills, safe behavioural experimentation, and self-discovery exercises.
    • Employ specialised health and wellness coaching principles across a variety of subjects, including stress management, placebo/nocebo effect, sleep management, weight management, eating psychology, emotional eating and emotional self-regulation, gut health, toxicology and detoxification, child and family nutrition, fertility and reproductive health, physical activity, and food allergies and intolerances.
    • Assist your client in addressing their current state of health and their need for medical guidance where required, including appropriate medical referral.
    • Put forward evidence-based health and wellness assessments (including health risk assessments) and recommend to your client to seek medical or professional advice. Note that health risk assessments are intended to evaluate risk and do not constitute a diagnosis, which can only be done by a licensed medical doctor.
    • Support your client in navigating aspects of their health and wellness that they may want to prioritise, optimise or reduce risk for, or any symptom, diagnosed disease or injury they may aim to manage with guidance from their medical doctor.
    • Where you hold the relevant credentials, use your knowledge to help answer pressing client questions, and point out to adequate resources and to medical, psychological, or other support.


What you CAN NOT do with your Behaviour Coaching Skills Training:

    • Call yourself an ICF coach, unless you have received the relevant ACC, MCC or PCC credentials by the International Coach Federation.
    • Diagnose or attempt to diagnose medical conditions, prescribe treatment, dispense, or replace a doctor’s advice.
    • Diagnose or attempt to diagnose medical conditions, prescribe treatment, dispense, or replace a doctor’s advice.
    • Provide substitution for the care of disease or injury through a medical provider or advise a client to stop taking prescribed medicine.
    • Call yourself a medical doctor, medical practitioner, physiologist, pathologist, or pretend to have a medical credential or license to practise medicine.
    • Profess that you know everything about health and wellness, or that you have all the answers.
    • Exaggerate or misinform about the health effects of lifestyle changes, nutrition, sleep, exercise, plans, products, or strategies.


What you MUST do with your Behaviour Coaching Skills Training:

    • Demonstrate ethical practice within coaching, including integrity and honesty, distinction from consulting or other professional support, appropriate and respectful language, empathy and sensitivity to the coachee, and coaching presence.
    • Maintain scope of practice within the boundaries of coaching, distinguishing health risk assessment and wellness evaluations from medical diagnosis, treatment or prescription, and mitigating the risk of harmful health choices or practices through pointing out to adequate resources and appropriate referrals to medical and support professionals.
    • Recognise what counts as evidence-based research, the pyramid of scientific evidence, quality sources which may be utilised in practice when appropriate and within professional boundaries, mitigation of health harm from controversial dietary approaches and the wrongful use of medical diets, and the importance of continuing education.
    • Recognise potential imminent danger and risk of health harm, and recommend that guidance from a medical doctor or psychological professional is sought at all times.
    • Emphasise to your client that you do not dispense medical advice nor prescribe treatment, and that your information is not meant to replace that of a medical doctor.
    • Recommend to a client to seek medical advice immediately when severe or chronic health (physical or psychological) symptoms are noted, or when a health condition or an injury (known or suspected) are being highlighted.
    • Observe data protection and keep your client’s health records, personal information, medical history, and details divulged in or out of session strictly confidential.
    • Maintain adequate professional liability insurance cover for your client practice.
Yes, if you realise within 14 days of joining that this training is not right for you, we can either arrange a refund or provide you with a learner credit (T&C apply).
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