Holistic Health Coach Certification



Get comprehensive training in both health coaching and holistic nutrition to help others make lasting, meaningful behavioral changes and enhance their lives.

Online | Self-Paced | Complete in 12 Months or Less | Digital Textbooks Included

Build The Rewarding, Life-Changing Career You’re Proud Of

The AFPA Holistic Health Coach Certification program provides comprehensive training in both health coaching and holistic nutrition.

Earn your Holistic Nutritionist Certification + Health and Wellness Coach Certification, plus earn the title of AFPA-Certified Holistic Health Coach for one affordable price in this best-selling bundled program.

Help others live as their absolute best by supporting them through nutrition education and lifestyle behavior change.

Make an impact. Become a Certified Holistic Health Coach today.

Become a Holistic Health Coach Online


The Total Package

The online Holistic Health Coach Certification Program combines the AFPA Certified Health & Wellness Coach Program and AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification.

Certified Health and Wellness Coach program

AFPA Certified Health & Wellness Coach Program

Regular Price: $1049

Holistic Nutritionist Certification program

AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification

Regular Price: $1099

Get both certification programs for just $2148 $1749.

The Certified Health & Wellness Coach program focuses on:

  • The purpose of health coaching and scope of practice for health coaches
  • Structuring your health coaching sessions and programs
  • The different coaching processes
  • How to be an effective coach
  • How to elicit behavior change from your clients
  • How health is not only specifically dependent on diet and exercise but also on supportive relationships, stress levels, sleep, meaningful work, work/life balance, spirituality, and more
  • Ethics and legal considerations of health coaching

The Holistic Nutritionist Certification program focuses on:

  • Fundamental biochemical knowledge of human nutrition
  • How nutrient needs change across the human life cycle
  • A holistic and integrative focus of well-being as it relates to nutrition and eating, and vice versa, based on the multiple dimensions of wellness
  • Environmental, community, and societal factors that affect food and eating behaviors
  • The science of health behavior change as applied to nutrition coaching
  • The nutrition and health coaching process, from the first meeting to ending a coaching relationship
  • How to launch a nutrition coaching business

Collectively, these programs will teach you exactly what you need to know about:

NBHWC Approved CE Course

AFPA is recognized by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) for 15 CEs upon completion of this course.

What Can I Do As a Holistic Health Coach?

Help clients with behavior change, mindset, and nutrition as a Certified Holistic Health Coach

As an AFPA Certified Holistic Health Coach trained in natural complementary nutrition, you’ll be able to:

  • Coach and educate clients on how to achieve and sustain healthy habits as part of a daily routine that includes eating healthy, exercising, managing triggers and eliminating stress, maintaining healthy relationships, and more.
  • Empower your clients to achieve optimal and lasting health by addressing any imbalances caused by improper nutrition, a stressful lifestyle, poor sleep quality, a lack of exercise, and more.
  • Educate clients on how to identify and change any sources of ill health.
  • Create strategies for identifying healthy environments and start a support program to help clients in reaching their personal wellness objectives.
  • Recognize when it is necessary to refer clients to their primary care physicians for treatments and/or diagnoses and learn how to communicate this to your client.


Launch A Career That You Created

Getting your Holistic Health Coach Certification with AFPA will provide you with the expert instruction, tools, and knowledge to facilitate behavior change that will lead your clients—and you!—to a natural, happier, healthier lifestyle.

Our holistic health coach certification program emphasizes vital healthy living practices, including:

  • Lifestyle wellness
  • Physical fitness
  • Optimal nutrition
  • Alternative therapies
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Health coaching concepts
  • Motivation strategies
Certified Holistic Health Coaches promote healthy living and eating

Is Holistic Health Coaching Right For Me?

You’re interested in working with clients one-on-one and guiding them toward how making lasting, meaningful behavioral changes to enhance their lives.

If these additional benefits of being a Holistic Health Coach excite you, then you’re in the right place:

  • Flexibility: Work for yourself or at a medical office, wellness center, spa, gym, training center, university, and beyond. You can work one-on-one with clients on your own time or full-time as part of a care team with other health professionals.
  • Easy Entry: Get certified as a Holistic Health Coach at an affordable price in less than 12 months, and bring your passion and expertise to clients more quickly.
  • Change-Maker: Teaching clients how to implement lasting behavior change through evidence-based methods is extremely rewarding—for you, your clients, and their families. As a Holistic Health Coach, you have the skills to help battle the epidemic of chronic disease one person at a time.
Become an AFPA Certified Health Coach


Endless Opportunities for Professional Growth as a Health Coach

AFPA programs are trusted by elite health professionals worldwide. It’s not uncommon for a Holistic Health Coach to charge $100-$150 per session or as much as $200-$500 an hour.

You could earn upwards of $87,000 per year.

Find Your Dream Workplace

You’ll have access to AFPA’s business resources to help you establish a successful holistic health coaching business. As a certified health entrepreneur, you can live out your dream on your own time, in your own way. You’ll learn step-by-step how to establish a reputable coaching business that will allow you to meet with clients in a variety of settings, whether a physical therapy center, hospital, coffee shop, or at home.

Become an Entrepreneur

Getting certified with AFPA will provide you with the education, tools, and knowledge to help your clients achieve their nutrition, personal health, and lifestyle goals.

There are endless career paths! As a graduate of the program, you might find yourself working in professional spaces like health clubs, wellness centers, rehab centers, private medical offices, corporate environments, or educational institutions.

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Lauren Rasky_Holistic Health Coach

The certification program changed everything in my overall life. It changed how I ate, my health, and how I help other people. It also changed my career in the health space. I liked that the information presented had studies and actually showed you the research as it was teaching you things.”

Lauren Rasky, AFPA Holistic Health Coach
Emily Hudak Whole with Emily

Becoming certified with AFPA has completely changed my life! I could never imagine that I would be where I am now when I completed my certification! I feel so lucky to wake up every day with the opportunity to impact others physically and mentally by sharing my passion with them. It truly is a dream come true.”

Emily Hudak, AFPA Holistic Health Coach

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Customer Reviews

Based on 351 reviews
Maria Gountanis
Knowledge is power

This guide takes you by the hand and shows you the way. So far, I am enjoying the information.

Bethany Lewis
Glad I Enrolled

I'm so glad I finally took the plunge to take this course. I've been researching courses for years and decided on AFPA because I like that they are working to become an approved course for NBHWC. I also like that eligible graduates can become board certified through AADP.

The videos are VERY in-depth and I am able to listen to them while driving. The simulated coaching sessions are extremely helpful and help you learn how to put everything into practice. The handouts and recommended reading has also been valuable. I truly feel that upon completion, I will be able to build a successful health coaching practice. Thanks AFPA!

Bethany, we're thrilled you're having such a wonderful experience! We're here for you as you continue to work through your course and can't wait to see what you do post-certification!

Jay Morris
Better than NASM

This course is way better than NASM. It’s understandable and easier to do. I also love the books this program recommended. I think one of the best parts of this course is it gives you a syllabus and you can always get a hold of them by calling them if you do have a question, but so far no need to do this because of how easy it is to understand.

We're so happy to have you in the program, Jay! Glad to hear you've enjoyed your experience!


How long does it take to complete this program? Answer

The program is designed to provide you with flexibility and ample time to progress at a pace that is comfortable to you. It is self-directed, self-study, and may be completed in 12 months or less (6 months each for the Holistic Nutritionist Certification and the Certified Health and Wellness Coach Program). If you require more time, you can request a six-month extension for a fee of $75.

How soon can I start this program? Answer

We have open enrollment, so you may enroll whenever you are ready. Shortly after completing your purchase, we will grant you access to the learning portal where you can begin your course.

Is this a bundled program? Answer

Yes, the Holistic Health Coach Certification includes the Holistic Nutritionist Certification course and the Certified Health and Wellness Coach Program. We have bundled and discounted our signature nutrition and health coaching courses to give you a comprehensive program that includes both nutrition and health coaching education.

When you complete both courses in this program you will earn your Holistic Health Coach Certification.

Are textbooks included in my enrollment fee? Answer

Your enrollment fee includes lifetime access to all of the digital textbooks needed to complete the Holistic Nutritionist Certification program.

Our Certified Health and Wellness Coach program is administered 100% online through our dynamic learning platform. Additional textbooks are not required.

Digital textbooks allow us to offer the most up-to-date holistic nutrition curriculum, give you immediate access to the materials, plus offer portability across devices.

We understand that learning styles and preferences vary. If you are interested in purchasing physical textbooks in addition to the digital textbooks that are included in your Holistic Nutritionist Certification course enrollment fee, you can find a complete book list within your online student learning platform.

What additional materials will I need? Answer

Your enrollment fee includes all of your course materials, assessments, online access, student support, and online certification testing. There are no added fees.

What are the prerequisites for this course? Answer

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this course. This ensures that students have reached a level of maturity and responsibility necessary to fully engage in the coursework and professional development opportunities offered throughout the program. We believe that age should never be a barrier to pursuing one’s passion for holistic health, and we welcome individuals from all walks of life who are committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of others.

In addition to the age requirement, having a solid understanding of the English language is essential for successful completion of the program because all course materials, lectures, and assessments are conducted in English.

Is there an in-person component to this course? Answer

No, this course is 100% online. You can access the online learning platform from your desktop, mobile phone, or tablet, and complete your course from wherever you are.

Are payment plans available? Answer

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What is health coaching? Answer

Health coaching is a dynamic and client-centered approach that aims to empower individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their overall well-being. Health coaches work closely with clients to develop strategies that align with their goals, values, and lifestyle. This collaborative process involves assessing the client’s current health status, identifying obstacles, and creating actionable plans to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Health coaching encompasses various aspects of wellness, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, and overall lifestyle choices. By providing support, accountability, and guidance, health coaches help clients navigate their unique health journeys and achieve sustainable results.

How much can I earn as a Holistic Health Coach? Answer

As a health coach, your earning potential can vary based on several factors. While it’s challenging to provide an exact figure, health coaches can earn a sustainable income that aligns with their efforts and expertise. Here are some key factors that influence the earning potential of health coaches:

Experience: As with any profession, experience plays a significant role in determining earning potential. Health coaches who have built a solid reputation, gained practical experience, and established a strong client base often have the opportunity to command higher fees or salaries.

Location: The geographic location in which you practice can influence your earning potential. Urban areas or regions with a higher cost of living may offer greater opportunities for higher fees or salaries compared to rural areas.

Education and Certifications: Holding advanced degrees, certifications, and credentials in health coaching or related fields can enhance your earning potential. Clients value qualifications and specialized knowledge, which can justify higher fees for your services.

Employment Setting: Health coaches work in various settings, including private practice, wellness centers, corporate wellness programs, healthcare facilities, and more. The compensation structure can vary based on the setting. For instance, health coaches in private practice have more control over their rates and earning potential, while those employed by organizations may receive a salary or hourly wage.

Clientele and Services: The type of clientele you serve and the range of services you offer can impact your earnings. Targeting specific populations, such as working professionals, athletes, or individuals with specific health conditions, and specializing in niche areas can lead to higher demand and potential for higher fees.

Marketing and Networking: Proactive marketing and networking efforts are crucial for attracting clients and increasing your earning potential. Building a strong online presence, leveraging social media platforms, attending industry events, and establishing relationships with other health and wellness professionals can help expand your reach and generate more clients.

It’s important to remember that building a successful career as a health coach takes time, dedication, and continuous effort. The earning potential grows as you gain experience, expertise, and a strong reputation within the field. By consistently providing value to your clients and effectively marketing your services, you can create a fulfilling and financially rewarding career as a health coach.

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