Wellness; what is it all about? 

We feel it is important for our coaches to have an understanding of all six of the wellness pillars. Here is a summary of the major aspects covered for each pillar.

PHYSICAL: This is the first, and most visible of the pillars of health that you will cover. You will learn about the body and how to optimise well-being through understanding movement and function.

INTELLECTUAL: Flexing the mind’s muscles. Here you will learn strategies to quiet the mind and improve cognitive function through problem solving, processing and creativity.

ENERGETIC: We identify energy stems from nutrition and the body’s natural rhythms. You will learn the benefits of good nutrition including the importance of nutrient timing and superfoods. You will also learn how circadian rhythms play a part in the body’s energy cycles.

EMOTIONAL: The measure of how well we understand our emotions and the emotions of others. Learn the importance of being able to express your thoughts and sensations appropriately and recognise those of others.

ENVIRONMENTAL: You will learn there are four environmental domains physical, cultural, institutional and social. You will learn to identify the enablers and barriers that affect well-being.

SPIRITUAL: Discover and define what motivates individuals. Learn how to assist and support individuals to seek, and recognise meaning and purpose in order to engage in meaningful daily routines.

Wellness Coach

Incorporates the six pillars of wellness with more advanced coverage of the Environmental, Emotional and Spiritual pillars. The course is delivered online with a workshop/webinar series that helps to reinforce the practical understanding of the content.

Health Coach

The Health Coach program incorporates all six pillars but with coverage of the physical, intellectual and energetic pillars of wellness to an advanced level. You will become a certified Personal Trainer within the program and completion of a workshop/webinar series will help to ensure a full understanding and application of the course content.

Lifestyle Coach

The Lifestyle Coach program contains and teaches advanced content in relation to all six pillars of wellness. You will become a Certified Personal Trainer upon completion of the program. The advanced content will be delivered online and the understanding of the principles will be reinforced through the attendance of a series of workshops/webinars.

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Building Strong Pillars

Pillars for a strong Coaching foundation

The pillars that build and maintain health are an integral part of our overall wellbeing. Building strong pillars of wellness does not happen overnight. It is a process that takes time, commitment and patience. We will teach you how to build strong pillars as a coach so that you may work with your clients on building and strengthening these pillars for their future health. Once you have built the pillars it is then a matter of ensuring the correct balance exists between those pillars. The ability to achieve this balance determines the level of an individual’s well-being.

“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

 The World Health Organisation

What is a Wellness Coach?

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A wellness coach is a supportive guide who helps clients determine a goal and then work towards it; whether that is to lose weight, improve energy, better manage stress, or achieve a specific professional goal. In addition to holding clients accountable, you will also help clients achieve their health and wellness goals by fostering a positive mind-set around health and well-being.

Wellness coaches empower and motivate their clients to become their own experts. Wellness coaches have the tools and knowledge to share with their clients about holistic health and how to enact sustainable behavior change. 

Become a Wellness Coach

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A wellness coach is a supportive guide who helps clients determine a goal and then work towards it; whether that is to lose weight, improve energy, better manage stress, or achieve a specific professional goal. In addition to holding clients accountable, you will also help clients achieve their health and wellness goals by fostering a positive mind-set around health and well-being.

Wellness coaches empower and motivate their clients to become their own experts. Wellness coaches have the tools and knowledge to share with their clients about holistic health and how to enact sustainable behavior change. 

What will I learn?

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Wellness coaches help their clients increase motivation by using clinically tested tools and techniques to achieve their physical, emotional and health goals.

Our program is built around the six pillars of Health and Wellness with the Diploma of Business (BSB50120)* at its core. The primary text and learning resources are produced by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the course adopts the ICF Coaching Core Competency Model to ensure best practice coaching skills. The Move Academy Wellness Coach program also incorporates the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) qualification.

Within the program, you will learn the tools, techniques and principles which will allow you to become an effective wellness coach. This includes behaviour change, emotional intelligence, concepts of health and well-being as well as how to develop wellbeing programs. The foundations of communication, how to recognise and confirm healthy body systems as well as healthy nutrition guidelines, movement and physical activity, sleep, emotional wellbeing and stress management will also be covered within the program. We then give you the skills and knowledge to set up and manage a successful coaching business.

How will I learn?

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We have teamed up with the American Council of Exercise (ACE) to deliver state-of-the-art, current coaching content to help you learn and be prepared for your career post-graduation.

This course is online and fully flexible. You’ll access all your course materials through our online learning environment that you can access at any time, from anywhere that has an internet connection. Your course materials have been specially designed for distance learning by experts, and you can work through them at your own pace.

You will have access to all study materials as well as tutor support to help you through your studies. The course is made up a blend of theory and practical activities that will be required for the learner to be deemed competent.

You will have access to all of our master coaches who will be with you from enrolment to graduation; you can contact them by zoom, phone, email or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, assessments and exams, and help you through your studies.

To be certified as a Move Academy Wellness Coach you will be required to complete or hold a Diploma of Business (BSB50120)*, a Certificate of Health and Wellness Coaching and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015).

You may start the pathway to your new career with a variety of payment options available including payment plans, and VET student loans available for this program of study through the Academy of Information Technology (RTO 50911)**; based on enrolment criteria and availability. Please click here for further VSL student loan info.

Our goal as educators is to create coaches that can help make a difference in the communities in which they live. ​Enrol in this online, innovative and engaging program and take part in a unique, challenging and rewarding learning experience.

* Move Academy is delivering the Diploma of Business (BSB50120) on behalf of the Academy of Information Technology (RTO 50911)

**There is specific criteria students must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans (VSL). Further information available at Myskills, click here

YOUR LIFE, YOUR CAREER, YOUR MOVE

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires then to maximise their personal and professional potential ” 

Wellness Industry Facts

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In late 2016, the Global Wellness Institute released research confirming that the wellness industry is now worth over $3.72 trillion; representing more than 5% of all global economic output. It is said to be one of the world’s fastest-growing, most resilient markets. Health and Wellness is predicated to keep moving across the globe and in New Zealand and Australia. You are picking an exciting industry to begin your career in an exciting time to do it.  We will show you why…

We are all feeling more stressed and busy now than we ever have. More people are reporting disrupted sleep, more anxiety, irritability and fatigue in their daily lives. More people than ever are turning to self-care techniques like meditation, exercise and dietary changes, and looking for people to help them to mitigate the effects of stress.

All of us at Move Academy are working towards educating as many people as possible to help people mitigate the stressors listed above and we are looking to you to help us achieve this goal. We can help you so that you can move forward and help others. We want to educate you so that you can help others achieve happiness in whatever form that means for them. 

What you could do with your Qualification 

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There are opportunities that come up every day in the Health, Wellness and Fitness Industry in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The worldwide Health and Wellness sector is expanding so welcome to this thriving US$3.7 trillion industry.

Your new qualification and skills will allow you to gain employment or business opportunities in a wide variety of environments from corporate wellness in a large corporation, Bootcamp programs, your own Lifestyle Coaching business, working on a cruise ship or wellness retreat or in your local fitness centre. 

All of our programs are internationally recognised through our centre accreditation with the YMCA awards organisation. Gaining a YMCA Awards-approved qualification enables individuals to join the UK Register of Exercise Professionals, opening up job opportunities in the UK and, through the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), Australia and New Zealand. Alternatively, you can join the IICT of which Move Academy is a Platinum supplier status. This membership gives our graduates access to practice in over 1400 health and wellness modalities and professional membership in 27 countries

This is the 2nd fastest growing industry worldwide representing 5% of all global economic output. 

U.S. News and World Report names health and wellness coaching as a cutting-edge career.

The Global Wellness Institute released research confirming that the wellness industry is now one of the world’s fastest-growing, most resilient markets.

5.6% predicted yearly growth to 2022

Wellness Coach – Is this for Me?

The Move Academy Wellness Coach Program is for individuals looking to work in the industry but do not want to become a personal trainer. We will teach the fundamentals of movement, anatomy and nutrition so that you can discuss and coach your clients through these aspects as well as further knowledge in understanding the factors that influence health and fitness, the scientific basis of health promotion, balanced diet and nutrition, communication, coaching, and how to be able to best help clients in all aspects of their lives. 

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Why I became a health coach…

“I got my personal training cert first, followed by the Health Coach Diploma. I think that they all complement each other. The exercise and human body knowledge combined with how to understand people’s behaviour was very valuable.  I am treating the “whole” person when I work with my clients so I think we need the most tools we can to be able to help them.”   Christine B

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