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Integrative Health Coaching
Become an AzCIM IH Coach! Support your patients and clients in making healthy lifestyle and behavior changes for sustainable wellbeing.
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We are now accepting applications for IH Coaching 2017. Program starts September 19, 2016 and ends April 23, 2017.
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"Health coaching is one of the promising new ideas to surface in the field of integrative medicine." --David Freudberg, The Search for Well-Being: Treating the whole person in the new healthcare era.
Development of this program is made possible, in part, thanks to generous contributions from the Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation.
Delivered once a year, the IH Coaching certification program compliments the Integrative Health education completed by Integrative Health & Lifestyle program and Fellowship graduates. AzCIM Integrative Health Coaches support their patients and clients in making healthy lifestyle and behavior changes for sustainable wellbeing. The AzCIM IH Coaching Program is approved by the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches.
University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) Integrative Health Coaching certification program is a blend of online coursework, video-conference-based mentor-supervised group and individual practice, documented practice-client hours, face-to-face training sessions, and rigorous assessments to ensure both skill and knowledge attainment.
AzCIM Integrative Health Coaching (IHC)
AzCIM defines Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) as a client-centered, relational approach to working with individuals collaboratively to address the health and wellbeing of the whole person. It acknowledges the interdependent roles of mind, body and spirit, and the innate healing capacity within each person, with an emphasis on self-care. An integrative health coach forms a partnership with individuals or groups to empower and support them in achieving their personal goals related to optimal health and wellness.
What Will I Learn?
How will this program be delivered?
A 6-month training program blending online learning, face-to-face workshops, and live video practicums dedicated to successful skill-attainment. Expect to devote 6-8 hours per week to complete the work.
- Online curriculum
- Supervised small group practices via video call technology
- Two live training events in Tucson, Arizona at the Westward Look Resort
- Self-care experiential throughout the six-month program
- Experienced mentor supervisors who support your learning, provide valuable feedback and guidance.
Program Completion & AzCIM Certification
- Successfully complete all online requirements
- Attendance of both training retreats
Certification is based on proven skill attainment and practice. The following are the evaluation methods to gain certification:
- Passing score on 5th supervised 1:1 IH Coaching session
- Approved Graduation Portfolio
- Passing score on coaching evaluation (at second live training session)
- Proficiency score on MITI (What is MITI)
- Passing score on online Final knowledge Exam
- Documented* Hours: 100 IH coaching sessions
Coaching Application Eligibility
IH Coaching students must first receive their integrative health and medicine education that will inform their coaching by completing one of our certificate programs -- Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (250 hours) or Integrative Medicine Fellowship (1000 hours) then they begin their 6-month IHC certification program.
How do I become an IH Coach?
Step 1: Gain a deep knowledge of Integrative Health and Lifestyle approaches by completing our IHeLp certificate program. This first step is a requirement to participate in the IH Coaching certification program. Our AzCIM IM Fellowship Alumni are also eligible to jump right into the IH Coaching certification program.
When Does the Next Class Begin?
Applications for the IHeLp 2017 Spring class are now being accepted. Graduates of this Class will be eligible to apply to the IH Coaching certification program that starts in Sept. 2017
IHeLp 2017 Spring runs: August 1, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Tucson Retreat: Dec 8-11, 2016
Application Deadline: June 20, 2016
Early Bird Deadline: May 2, 2016
APPLY BY June 30, 2016 to be eligible for scholarships.
Applications are now being taken for the IH Coaching 2017 class.
IH Coaching 2017
Orientation Week (online): September 19, 2016
Online Program start date: September 26, 2016
Tucson Training Session I: 11/30/2016 - 12/3/2016
Tucson Training Session II: 3/23/2017 - 3/25/2017
Program end date: 4/23/2017
Integrative Health Coaching is a client-centered, relational approach to working with individuals collaboratively to address the health and wellbeing of the whole person. It acknowledges the interdependent roles of mind, body and spirit, and the innate healing capacity within each person, with an emphasis on self-care. An integrative health coach forms a partnership with individuals or groups to empower and support them in achieving their personal goals related to optimal health and wellness.
AzCIM Principles of IH Coaching
- Be fully present with each coaching partner
- Recognize the innate wisdom and healing potential within each individual
- Meet each individual where they are on their journey, without judgment
- Enter each encounter as a facilitator, not as the expert
- Emphasize self-care and self-empowerment with each coaching