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Integrative Health Coaching

Encouraging healthier patients and communities by providing well-trained integrative health professionals that partner with you so you can reach your health goals.

Integrative Health Coaches support their patients and clients in making healthy lifestyle and behavior changes for sustainable wellbeing.

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. 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.

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.

Sneak Peek
Get a sneak peek into an abbreviated version of the first course, Intro to Integrative Health Coaching...


What Will I Learn?

Explore our AzCIM Coaching Definition and Principles

Get an entire overview of the current's class curriculum and program delivery 2016 Spring IH Coaching Curriculum Overview

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.

IH Coaching Training

Program Completion & AzCIM Certification

AzCIM IH Coaching

  • 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
*A minimum of 10 practice clients with agreement forms signed. Documented hours of practice may be done up to 6 months after completion of the online program.

Apply to the Program

Completion of our AzCIM Fellowship or IHeLp are requirements for eligibility to apply.

Applications are now being taken for the IH Coaching 2016 Fall class.

IH Coaching 2016 Fall
Online Program start date: March 28, 2016
Tucson Training Session I: 6/8/2016 - 6/11/2016
Tucson Training Session II: 8/25/2016 - 8/27/2016
Program end date: 9/25/2016

Program Cost: $5949

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