Frequently asked questions
Who accredits and approves the course and who can I join?
The course is approved by the UK Health Coaches Association (UKHCA). We also have the course accredited by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPMH), and the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). The IICT and the IPMH represents overseas students and practitioners.
Who are Active Health Coaching?
Active Health Coaching are a specialised subsidiary of Active Health Group, who are a leading training provider of complementary and sports therapy courses.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered 100% online so it is accessible by anyone with computer and internet access.
How long is the course duration?
The course is approximately 360 hours. If you pay in full you will get access to all of the course materials, where you work through at your own pace. If you opt to pay in 12 monthly instalments you get access to lessons on a monthly basis over 12 months (you cannot do this format any quicker). In all cases the course needs to be completed within 24 months.
What is the difference between your course and other Health Coaching courses?
As part of our initial market research, our team booked onto different courses to see what they offer.
What are the career prospects for Health Coaches?
Health Coaching is a relatively new profession in the UK, where are Nutritional Therapy is long established.
As with all complementary therapy courses, which this is, most Health Coaches and Nutritional Therapists are self-employed and run their own practices.
How long will I need to spend studying per week?
The course has been accredited at 360 hours, which is about 7 hours per week.
What are the entry requirements?
Your course seems expensive!
It depends what you are comparing it to. We have done indepth market research and there are the 100 page home study courses for around £500; the 'Groupon' type £39 courses, none of which are UK Health Coaches Association approved, then on the other side you have courses up to around £17,000!
When booking a course, you have to look at potential Return on Investment (ROI), as this is an investment, unless you just want something to help you to live a little healthier yourself rather than actually being able to treat others.
A good Health Coach can earn a minimum of £50 per hour, if you worked with just 10 clients per week, that is £500 per week, over 48 weeks (considering a normal 4 week annual leave), that is £24,000 per year - for £2,499 course fee investment! Some Health Coaches may earn considerably less, and some considerably more, that is down to the individual, and we give you a Business, Marketing and Social Media module to help you be the best you can be.