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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.

The Integrative Health Coaching program is an innovative, interprofessional, 6-month, mostly online, educational certification program, training graduates of our IHeLp and AzCIM fellowship to help support their patients and clients to make healthy lifestyle and behavior changes for sustainable wellbeing.

AzCIM Coaching Definition and Principles

What Will I Learn?

  • Coaching Principles
  • Integrative Health Coaching Processes
  • Coaching Strategies
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing Techniques
  • Running Group Sessions
  • Practice Model and Business Strategies
  • Evidence/Research
  • Ethics and Limits of Coaching

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


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 & 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
*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 Spring. class. Only 40 students will be accepted in this class. Early applications (received by May 15th) will get $425 off their required deposit invoice.

IH Coaching 2016 Spring
Online Program start date: August 24, 2015
Tucson Training Session I: 10/28/2015 - 10/31/2015
Tucson Training Session II: 2/4/2016 - 2/6/2016
Program end date: March 6, 2016

Program Cost: $5949

Program Cost for Early Applications: $5525
(application must be in by May 20, 2015 to guarantee review of application for discount of $425 off the deposit fee). See tuition and eligibility details.
Application Fee: $124.50
Apply by May 20th and your App fee is only $24.50!

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