Are you looking for a Christian Health Coaching Certification?

Our unique, faith-based health coach training & certification course is the one!

Enjoy the in-depth training, numerous resources, and warm support others have found in this Certification Course.

Join us in our Academy & Health Coach Certification Online Program…

Is there a calling on your life to lead others to feel better, lose weight & discover freedom from unhealthy habits? You’ll LOVE this Academy & Certification Course…we hold the same passion for this calling!

Make a difference WHILE you make an income!

Partner with us through the Christian Health Coach Academy for Biblical Certified Coach training!

This is where we empower, support and mentor you for life-changing success!

Whether you’re just dreaming about a health coaching business or have already built a successful business, Christian Health Coach Academy is for you!

This Health and Wellness Coach Certification Course is for you if:

  • You feel called to Coaching but don’t know how to build a business – we give you everything in this course that you’ll need to successfully build a wellness coaching business!

  • You’ve already gotten Certified elsewhere, but still feel stuck in the business “know-how”.

  • You’ve been building your business for while, but feel stumped on gaining clients, sharing content, or just sticking with it.

  • You’ve started on this path, but need to make money doing it!

  • You’ve been trained elsewhere but deeply desire to integrate your faith walk and passion for Biblical health into your business

Our next LIVE class begins July 29th, 2024!

Or, start NOW and work through the self-paced curriculum in the meantime! You’ll still be invited to the next LIVE class for coaching, practice and support!

Through this course, we help you build your Christian Coaching business to income & impact!

Do you have a passion to be a change-agent in improving the health of your community? 

Do you feel called to build a coaching business, and just need to know HOW to do it?

Whether you are already a Health Coach, OR you want to become one,
this course is for you!

What is this Holistic Health Coach Certification Online Course about?

  • It’s a unique and balanced Faith-based (but non-denominational) Coaching Skills and Business Training not found anywhere else.

  • We include essential tools for beginners or re-starters – Our Health Coaching toolbox is a mix of resources and strategies from seasoned coaches. We’ve used these tools in real life, with real clients, for over a decade!

  • You’ll grow your confidence to serve those you’ve been called to serve AND make an income from it!

  • You’ll learn what to charge your clients as well as how to package your amazing message and gifts for your community. This brings clarity and focus into your business plans, ensuring you succeed!

  • You get permanent access to a full-featured curriculum both in the library, and LIVE! It has everything you need to grow as a coach, but also grow your profit in business, online community and client roster.

  • Every legal setup piece you’ll need, as well as every client form needed for finding, connecting with, closing, and serving clients in your business are included!

The materials included in this course are:

  • Digital and easily downloadable PDF’s of each chapter (averaging 10-20 pages each) plus any bonus training on PDF.

  • Editable Client Forms – so you can add your branding and message to them and use them as your own!

  • PDF and Editable Handouts for Visual Client Tools – to use as visual tools in your coaching with your clients – some are PDF’s and ready to use, others are Canva Templates and you can edit them to match your brand.

  • Full video recordings of the training for each Chapter/Topic – along with additional, shorter videos with screen share tutorials, and other helpful bonus recordings.

  • PDF Diagrams, Charts, Checklists – explaining everything from time/task management, business office setup, coaching methods, habit-change process, CBT techniques, to nutritional training, coaching step-by-step process and more. The sheer amount of additional tools and aids in this course is unmatched!

  • PLUS the LIVE interaction and support in the private “classroom” which is the Facebook Group, as well as on the weekly Discussion Zooms with your Peer Mentors and Coach Bess. The LIVE support found here is in-depth, warm, and constant.

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Would you like to chat & share what your business dream + goals are?

You can connect with Coach Bess, share your heart, and see if this amazing Academy is the right fit for you!

There’s no pressure for purchase on these connection calls. They’re just to give you that personal opportunity to share!

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This Biblical Certified Coaching Program is:

  • about joining a powerful, effective health & lifestyle coaching team who are on a mission in their own communities and sharing from personal experience!

  • about Biblical-based healthy mind-change principles that you can embrace, utilize and teach to your own tribe

  • training for your health coaching business growth and increasing your influence through relationship marketing

  • inspired and empowering classes designed to uncover, build and strengthen YOUR calling!

What past graduates of this Academy + Certification program are saying:

What’s Included in this Academy Training & Certification Course:

  • A Self-Paced Training Program where you’ll learn through downloadable, printable PDF lessons plus multiple handouts, coaching tools and recorded trainings in our online classroom!

  • Peer Mentor-led discussions every Monday on Zoom (alternating between 7pmEST and 12pmEST) these are also recorded and cataloged for later listening.

  • Practice Role-Playing Zooms with Coach Bess where you can observe coaching interaction and conversation, and practice these skills yourself if you’re ready to.

  • Permission to use our tested programs, like the FRESH Start for Health Workbook (our signature program).

  • Physical Copies of some of our books along with fun study goodies mailed to your home!

  • Access to the private Support Group (for LIVE classes!) in a private, interactive Facebook forum where you have 24/7 access to your co-students, the Peer Mentor Team and Coach Bess!

  • Your full Certified Coach Listing on our website – gain exposure and be VISIBLE once you complete your training!

  • Use of the Official Christian Health Coach Academy “Certified Seal” and other branding materials as you brand yourself and build your reputation.

Join us NOW and receive your Health and Wellness Coach Certification once you complete the curriculum!

Our next LIVE class begins July 29th, 2024!

BUT WAIT, you can start NOW and work through the self-paced curriculum in the meantime. You’ll still be invited to the next LIVE class for coaching, practice and support!



20 weeks of LIVE mentoring, self-paced curriculum with 28+ Chapters, and all the tools and resources you need!


Make affordable monthly payments of $245 (X 9 months) to start your Certification now, pay as you go!

These will be automatic payments of $245 US that will be taken through PayPal every 30 days for 9 months!

Take a quick virtual tour of the Christian Health Coach Academy & Certification Course here!

Hear from more happy graduates…

I graduated in the Spring 2023 Training Group. I just want to say that the content, support, and creativity of this coaching program was the missing link in what I felt was needed for my coaching practice. This course will challenge you, and it is robust in its content. I have learned so much and feel so much more prepared to take on my business in every way. My mind, body, and spirit now feel like they are synchronous in my coaching outlook. I now know that it is possible to be faithful to God, and be a very successful coach. Thanks Coach Bess and all of our wonderful teachers!!
~ Leigh Ann Lenhart

The Academy is the best investment I have ever made! Bess, Arika and ALL of the mentors and fellow coaches will make sure you won’t “drown” in your business. They link arms with you!!
~ Suzanne Baker

Joining the CHCA was one of the best faith-filled risks I’ve ever taken. God has done amazing things with my yes. 
~ Joann Maybury

I was a certified, well trained, ICF credentialed coach when I went through the academy, and I got SO much more than I already had. It’s an amazing place to learn. If you’re riding the fence — do it!
~ Penny Kendall

This course is THE BEST!!! I mean honestly it is EVERY part of a health coaching business from how to set up your office and forms to how to coach.Yes it really truly does cover everything. SO much packed into that course.
~ Christa Farmer

If you know you are called to Christian Health coaching…then the Academy  is absolutely a must. So much more than others I looked at…plus Bess and Arika are icing on the( sugar free) cake. Also business in a box… done for you stuff. 🎯
~ Laura Vann

The Academy and The Success Circle, I highly recommend it. I signed up two clients right after I graduated in 2021!
~ Suzanne Baker

Details of the curriculum in this Health and Wellness Coach Certification & Academy:

***** Module 1 – Discovering Your Role *****

In this first module of the Academy, you’ll get a strong grasp on your unique role as a Christian Health Coach. You’ll set your compass (vision + mission) in place, discover who you’ll serve, decide on how to package your message, and more!

  • Set Your Compass: The Vision & Your Mission – Start your business right, by getting before God for your personal compass, and creating your vision and mission statement.

  • Who You Serve + How to Package Your Message – Through our expert-led journaling exercises, you’ll determine WHO you want to serve through your coaching business and then, how to package your services for profit!

  • How to Make An I.M.P.A.C.T. – Build a solid Spiritual foundation for your business by gathering practical tools and defining your goals! The 6 areas of I.M.P.A.C.T. we cover are:

    • Inspired Assessment and Goal Setting

    • Maximize Your Time

    • Purposeful Planning

    • Action

    • Creating Systems to stay Organized and On Track

    • Time for Growth – Automate and Delegate

  • Art of Listening (BONUS) – As coaches, we have a unique opportunity to be the best listeners in our client’s lives!

  • Our Perspective As Christian Health Coaches – Here we explore how Christian Health Coaching is different and incredibly effective in the field.


***** Module 2 – Finding, Closing, Serving Clients *****

  • How to Find, Close, Serve and Release Highly Satisfied Clients – from the methods to build your client base through authentic marketing, to the forms you’ll need to serve them legally and thoroughly, it’s all here.

  • Client Assessment/Goal Setting + Ongoing Communication – This section includes all the conversation methods, forms and templates you’ll need to walk with a client through their plan to success!

  • Creating & Coaching Through Your Client’s Personal Plan – Everything you’ll need to to help a client successfully reach their goals.

***** Module 3 – Setting up Your Business *****

  • Setting up Your Office Processes (Virtual and In Person!) – We help you get those systems in place to successfully run your business from home (and keep all the “stuff” in order!)

  • Time & Task Management – your greatest asset is your time – here, we help you with some proven methods to assure that you build this business around your life, not the other way around!

  • Website & Blogging – We’ll give the get-started basics here on planning your website out, setting up a simple version to get started, and then continuing to blog for business success.

  • Social Media – Which ones to use? (there’s so many!) Includes how-to guides on setting them up.

  • Email List building and Creating Your Free Opt-in – this chapter is packed with tutorials and templates on creating a desirable free download for your community, then setting it up to be delivered automatically!

  • Content planning – here, we go over what to share on your platforms, how often to post, and how to set up your Content Calendar of topics for each quarter.

***** Module 4  – Christian CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) *****

  • Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & How it Works – How to help clients motivate themselves + buy into making their own lifestyle changes.

  • The Mind-Body Connection – Learning about the vital connection of our mind to our health – this section is loaded with templates and aids you can use with your own clients as part of your coaching with them!

  • The Habit Change Cycle – the step-by-step proven process for habit change for your clients, brought directly from Coach Bess’s private coaching toolbox.

***** Module 5 – Nutritional & Holistic Health Education *****

  • Holistic Wellness as a Christian Coach – Includes multiple handouts, tools and templates to use in your coaching with clients. Proven, effective tools from a combined 18 years of holistic and nutritional coaching.

  • Nutritional Basics to Share with Your Clients – we share the basics of the relationship of food with our health. Includes many handouts and templates/tools you can use in your coaching.

  • “The 3 Pathways” to Achieve Results – Using the Healing Map (Our Signature Tool!) Includes 3 robust PDF guides that you are free to use with clients in your coaching. These guides are incredibly helpful to YOU as a sample program, and to the clients as a guide for getting well.

Each of these Client Pathway Guides are 60+ pages, packed full of strategies, tips, suggested meal plans and recipes, checklists, journaling sheets and devotionals for each PATHWAY the client may need help in!

We dedicate an entire chapter to learning how to Take an Assessment with the client FIRST, then place them into the appropriate Pathway for their needs. Then, use the Pathway Guide as an additional tool in your coaching program!

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FAQ’s about this Program:

If I live outside the US can I participate and be certified in this holistic health coach certification online?

Yes! We have already had students from Canada, South America, England and Australia join us in our online community! We welcome people from all countries and backgrounds. Understandably so, the process might take some adjustment, and we’ll have to work around time zones, etc. But we’ll happily do so in order to include everyone.

Will this Health and Wellness Coach Certification Course be all I need to start or grow my Christian Coaching practice?

Yes! It’s truly a business-in-a-box! Everything you’ll need to set up your business, solidify the legal measures, meet clients and take payment, then coach them successfully…it’s all in here! This course also includes all the business building training you need to get started or grow. From figuring out your branding to fine-tuning your message, setting up a simple website, to establishing social media presence, it’s all here.

How are you qualified to create this holistic health coach program?

Coach Bess, the creator of this program, was a busy health coach for 10+ years, creating programs and building her client base.

Along the way, other Christian health coaches began to ask her to help them to duplicate her success as they built their businesses…so she began to write and record a curriculum that they could use. This evolved into licensing the FRESH Start program for them to use in their own businesses!

We basically pulled from several key places to create this curriculum:
1. a clear calling from God to help other coaches
2. formal training Bess has received over the years as a private and corporate health coach
3. field experience and success stories from the hundreds of private, group and corporate clients she has served over the last few years

How does this program differ from other Certification programs out there?

What I hear from the students and certified coaches from our Academy, is that we are openly Christian, and teach them how to combine their faith-walk with their health coaching offerings.

That we are grace-filled and it feels like one “big family” in our Academy.

That we are servant-leaders and training up other servant-leaders.

That we are approachable and real and honest and transparent.

I hear from them that this curriculum gives them EASY, practical steps to apply immediately and that they are able to get moving right away on building their businesses.

We are about the follow-through as much as the initial training and so there is a LOT of ongoing relationship happening behind the scenes, even after completion of the course.

Another big way we’re different is the curriculum is robust and complete – we’re not just about nutritional and health coach training, but also include business building strategies and tutorials.

We cover everything from your brand and message and niche and mission all the way to your legal setup and client process and forms. We even talk time management, office organization and Christian CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.)

Is there a specific Christian philosophy used?

No, we just use the Bible as our basis. But we consider the WHOLE Bible! Not just one or two verses.

We look at many principles from the Word to base our coaching style & nutrition approach on. We love and celebrate all people, from all backgrounds and in all stages of their personal AND professional journey.

We believe in and teach about the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Guide, just like the Bible says He is!

Are you recommended or endorsed by any other Christian leadership or coaching organization?

Currently, we are not “accredited” with any other organization. I believe this is something we may grow into down the road, but it is not necessary for any legal requirements and quite an expensive and involved process. So we have remained independent for now.

We feel that our successful graduates speak to the effectiveness of our course and support far more than an outside organization could!

Why is your holistic health coach certification online course lower in cost than many of the others?

Our rate is lower than many of the other Health and Wellness Certification Courses because we want to see YOU succeed, build an effective business to profit, and not be in loads of debt to do it!

The price of our course doesn’t reflect on the quality within it. It is a deep dive into godly business building, effective online marketing, client care, communication and listening skills for coaching, Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and nutritional and habit change help to give your clients. (Just to list a few things!) 😉

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More Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become and health and wellness coach?

If you’re interested in learning how to become a Health and Wellness Coach, the first step is to find a program that suits your needs. There are many different programs out there, so it’s important to do your research and find one that’s right for you. Once you’ve found a program, the next step is to get certified.

Christian Health Coach Academy offers a health and wellness coach certification for those who want to become coaches.  The certification process takes about 20 weeks, and by the time you’re certified, you will be working with clients and helping them to achieve their health and wellness goals. 

How long does it take to get a health and wellness coach certification?

It usually takes anywhere from 3 months to one year to get a health and wellness coach certification. This varies depending on the program you choose and how much time you are able to dedicate to it. Ultimately, it all comes down to how much time and effort you are willing to put into it. The important thing is to make sure that you find a program that is right for you and that you are able to stick with it.  If you decide to get certified through Christian Health Coach Academy, then the program takes 20 weeks (5 months) to complete, although it is self-paced, so if you desire, you can certainly finish it earlier than that!

How much does it cost to get a holistic health coach certification online?

The cost of becoming a holistic health coach varies depending on the program you choose and the length of study. Some programs may offer discounts for those who pay in full upfront, so it’s always worth checking with the school you’re interested in. Generally speaking, you can expect to spend anywhere from $4,000-$15,000 to become a certified holistic health coach. At Christian Health Coach Academy, you’ll get certified for a lot less.

While the initial investment may seem like a lot, keep in mind that as a holistic health coach you’ll have the ability to help people transform their lives for the better. Not only is this an incredibly rewarding profession, but it also has the potential to be financially lucrative. So if you’re passionate about helping others and want to make a difference in the world, becoming a holistic health coach is definitely worth considering.

What does a holistic health coach do?

A holistic health coach is a professional who helps people make lifestyle and behavioral changes that lead to improved health. Holistic health coaches take a whole-person approach to wellness, which means they consider all aspects of an individual’s life when making recommendations. This includes physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Holistic health coaches work with clients to set goals and create action plans that lead to lasting change. They also provide support and accountability throughout the process.

The role of a holistic health coach is to support and guide clients as they make changes that lead to improved health. This may include helping them to eat healthier, exercise more, manage stress, and make other lifestyle changes. A holistic health coach takes a whole-person approach to wellness, which means they consider all aspects of an individual’s life when making recommendations. This includes physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Holistic health coaches work with clients to set goals and create action plans that lead to lasting change. They also provide support and accountability throughout the process. Many holistic health coaches have a background in health or counseling, but this is not always the case. Some coaches are certified through professional organizations, while others have completed training programs offered by coaching schools such as Christian Health Coach Academy.  We offer a holistic health coach certification online.

If you are looking for a career change or want to help others improve their health, consider becoming a holistic health coach!

What can you do with a health and wellness coach certification?

A health and wellness coach certification can be used to help people improve their overall health and wellness. certified health and wellness coaches work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that can lead to improved health. In addition, health and wellness coaches may also provide support and motivation to clients as they work towards their goals.

There will be both independent opportunities available to you as a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, AND employment opportunities as well. There’s pros and cons to building your own business and being your own boss, as well as in seeking employment once you are certified.


If you are interested in becoming a health and wellness coach, there are a number of different certification programs available besides this one. Each program has its own requirements and curriculum, so it is important to choose one that is right for you. You’ll make this choice by weighing your personal best option after considering cost (and any debt burden you’ll inherit from that) length of time in course, and whether or not there is ongoing personal support in place (we are a smaller group with personal connection available!)

No matter which health and wellness coach certification program you choose, you’ll be equipped and empowered to work as a Health and Wellness Coach after you complete the training. Of course, we believe that if you choose our Certification Course, you will be even more well-equipped to be working with clients and helping them improve their overall health and well-being. 

If you are looking for a rewarding career that helps others improve their health, a health and wellness coach certification may be the perfect option for you. With this certification, you can make a difference in the lives of those you work with and help them achieve their goals.

Join this Academy now for unmatched support, deep-dive training and all the warm support you need to build your God-led business to profit!

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