The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), in partnership with Wellesley, Mass-based Wellcoaches Corp, announces the debut of the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches online course.

The 18-hour Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches e-course provides an in-depth overview of the leading lifestyle medicine topics. These including an introduction to Lifestyle Medicine, basic biometrics, health and lifestyle diseases, active living, culinary medicine, emotional well-being and resiliency, positive psychology in health, substance abuse and addictions, sleep health, brain health, shared decision making and interpreting coaching research.

The course is available for anyone interested in the subject matter. However, the opportunity to earn the Lifestyle Medicine Coach credential via this course is exclusive only to those who have already earned their core coach Health and Wellness Coach credential through Wellcoaches or the NBC – HWC (National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach) by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching, according to a media release from ACLM.

A “Certificate of Attendance” will be given those who are not a Certified Wellcoach or do not have the NBC-HWC credential.

“The course delivers quality education and credentialing to enable coaches alone or on a multidisciplinary team to support Lifestyle Medicine as the primary treatment of choice,” according to Wellcoaches founder and CEO Margaret Moore (aka Coach Meg), in the release.

ACLM Executive Director Susan Benigas adds that, “Lifestyle Medicine-trained health and wellness coaches will be a foundational component of real health care reform and will be well positioned to meet the ever-growing demand in both clinical and worksite settings as we shift to a system that’s rewarding providers for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease and live healthier lives in an evidence-based way.”

For more information and to register, visit American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

[Source(s): American College of Lifestyle Medicine, PRWeb]