Integrative Health Coaches (IHC) are trained professionals that help clients improve their health by focusing on prevention, wellness and behavior change. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team in community clinics, hospitals, wellness centers and nonprofit agencies, health coaches wear many hats to provide clients with solutions and support. They use skills that emphasize motivation, patient navigation, health education and planning. Additionally, by learning about proven holistic ways to address mind/body needs, integrative health coaches can broaden their view of patient care. Students can earn a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching that compliments many other health/wellness fields or an associate degree as well. If a job that combines giving back and helping others live longer, healthier lives sounds interesting, read on to explore your options at OCC.
A sampling of courses for these careers
IHC Principles & Practice
Clinical Skills for the IHC
Techniques & Topics in Health Education
Navigating the U.S. Health Care System
Intro to Complementary & Alternative Medicine