Integrative Health Coach

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
IHC Internship
Intro to Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Did you know?

Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in Integrative Health Coaching.

Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Prepare to serve on health care teams, providing patient navigational support in understanding and accessing medical care. View program detail in course catalog.

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years

Complete the Integrative Health Coach Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. Prepare to serve on integrative health care teams assisting clinicians, as community health workers, health educators, patient navigators and healthcare coaches. View program detail in course catalog.


To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information and requirements for admission. A link at the bottom of that page will take you to the CCCApply website, where you will be prompted to create an account so you can begin the application process.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view our enrollment fees.

All our Career Education programs can be completed in 2 years or less! 

This program offers online and evening courses. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online classes.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions you can speak to a counselor or to the faculty member listed on this program page.

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Christina Anchondo, M.S.

CTE Outreach Specialist

Katie Ottoson

Katie Ottoson, M.S.

Counselor, CTE and
Career Services

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