Preparation Course for ICHWC Exam
Led by Pat Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, PCC, CBCC
4 Tuesdays (Approximately Every Other Week)
4 classes of 90 minutes each
5:00 - 6:30 pm Eastern
All Time Zones
Starts Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6 Hours Over 4 Classes
Classes planned for July 11th, 25th, August
8th and August 15th Allowing time for reading/review in-between
Or 3 Payments of $105
to Pat talk about how this ICHWC Review Class can assist
you in preparation for the ICHWC Exams. As a certified
Health and Wellness coach and coach trainer, Pat is experienced
and serves on the ICHWC Advisory Board representing MentorCoach.
Pat will highlight the Blueprint for the exam, additional
resources recommended by the ICHWC and assist individuals
interested in taking the ICHWC National Credentialing
Exam (in 2017 or in June 2018) to be prepared with more
confidence. This review course is designed to assist all
students who have achieve MentorCoach's Wellness Certification
regardless of when they took courses or who the faculty
member was in the past. Individuals taking this course
will receive a MentorCoach Health and Wellness Certificate
upon completion. Coming soon.
1. About the ICHWC Review Class
REVIEW COURSE for ICHWC EXAM: This Review
Course (requested by many Health and Wellness Coaches is a seven-week
learning experience (only four 90-minute classes) that are designed
to prepare current MCP Certified Wellness Coaches for the International
Consortium for Credentialing of Health and Wellness Coaches
The objectives are simple:
Review the Blueprint (content outline)
in order to improve your confidence as you prepare for the ICHWC
Identify additional resources needed for review to enhance
knowledge and preparation.
Identify gaps in learning that may have occurred for
those individuals who may have taken health and wellness classes
PRIOR TO MentorCoach becoming affiliated with the consortium
and the development of the national/international examination.
Provide information regarding the type of questions anticipated
on the ICHWC exam.
Offer an opportunity for Questions and Answers regarding
process and content related to the ICHWC exam.
Classes are designed to review content outline
and highlight additional resources that may have been identified
during this past year (at ICHWC). In addition to the content
review, this course will provide information regarding the type
of questions that are designed to test knowledge, and within
each 90 minute class, to allow approximately 30 minutes for
Question and Answers.
We'll start by reviewing the 'coaching competencies'
that are evaluated AND how they apply to health and wellness
coaching situations, then explore the ICHWC code of ethics and
scope of practice information. Finally, we will discuss any
questions regarding the logistics of the actual test taking
including what is allowed in the test-taking facilities and
2. The 4 Classes in 7 Weeks
Week #1 (7/11/17): Overview of the Examination
including Blueprint (Outline). During this class, Coaching
Structure and the beginning of the Coaching Process applied
to Health and Wellness coaching will be presented and discussed.
Specific references will be highlighted that support this section
of the 'blueprint-outline'. Time is scheduled for Q & A.
Week #2 (7/25/17): Coaching Process specific
applications related to health and wellness will be presented
and discussed. During each session, reference will be made
to the resources available and applicable to tailoring coaching
practice to health and wellness coaching. Time is scheduled
for Q & A.
Week #3 (8/8/17): Health and Wellness specific
content and resources will be discussed in detail - specifically
related to the Healthy Lifestyle Basics. Time is scheduled
for Q & A.
Week #4 (8/15/17): Health and Wellness Code
of Ethics, Legal and Scope of Practice with examples (case studies)
for application. Again, time is scheduled for Q & A.
3. What You Will Get Out of This Course:
You will learn/review specific knowledge related
to your coaching knowledge and competencies to the blueprint
(content outline) for the examination which has been established
by the ICHWC.
You will experience examples of case studies
and how you would apply the health and wellness coaching competencies,
code of ethics and scope of practice in preparing for the examination.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to review
other resources (reading materials, web sites from the Healthy
Lifestyles resources, etc.) that will assist you in preparing
for the examination.
You'll walk away from this class with a stronger
appreciation of the resources that will assist you in preparing
for the national examination. Also, you will better understand
the code of ethics and scope of practice (only recently approved
by the ICHWC). By the end you will be prepared for any uncertainties
you may have and be more confident going into the examination.
You will end this review with a 'health and wellness coaching
tool kit' that will not only help you with the examination,
but give you 'ready resources for your coaching practice and
4. Who Should Attend?
This class is designed to assist MentorCoach Certified Coaches
to better prepare for the ICHWC examination. Since the inception
of the Wellness Certification specialty at MentorCoach, there
have been changes in course content and faculty teaching the classes.
This has also occurred in many other programs that have joined
the ICHWC and received program approval.
Consequently, any individuals who may have taken classes
prior to MentorCoach being approved as a transition program (April,
2016) may need to have some resources and content updated
Of course, much of this material is listed on the ICHWC site
at www.ichwc.org. However,
the final content outline, writing of test items (late fall, 2016)
and finalization of the test items did not occur until March,
2017, so the 'Blueprint' that was used as a guide for developing
questions for the examination was not available for individuals
who completed our program prior to that time.
Be assured that most of the content you will recognize,
however different programs use different resource material(s)
and our intent is for you to have everything you need to increase
your preparation and confidence going into the exam!
Background: During the time that MentorCoach has offered
this emerging area of specialized coaching practice, the former
consortium, the National Consortium for the Credentialing
of Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC,) was created and work
began on the development initially of a national examination.
After the development of the original consortium, MentorCoach
became affiliated (by Patricia Hinton Walker serving on the Advisory
committee). Then, when the opportunity for transitional approval
of programs providing Health and/or Wellness certification became
available, MentorCoach's program was rapidly approved in April,
5. Class Time and Schedule
4 Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm Eastern
Begins Tuesday, July 11, 2017
|1. July 11, 2017
||5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
2. July 25, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3. August 8, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
4. August 15, 2017 (Last Class)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
|Possible August 22nd Option
||Possible additional session for Q&A
6. Open to all Certified Wellness and/or Health
and Wellness Coaches
This is open to who have achieved health and/or
wellness certificates and are planning to sit for the ICHWC examination
in 2017. This course is also appropriate for individuals who just
want to enhance their Health and Wellness coaching knowledge,
including those who have taken health and wellness coaching classes
and may be considering taking the ICHWC exam in the future.
Also, since many of our MCP coaches were engaged in wellness
coaching before we became involved in the early stages of the
National Consortium for the Credentialing of Health and Wellness
Coaches (originally NCCHWC), they received a 'wellness certification
document'. Since we are qualifying our coaches now as 'Health
and Wellness Coaches', if you are one of our early graduates from
the program, after completing this review course, you will also
receive a "Health and Wellness" certification document.
This course is an exam prep course and, of course, does not count
toward MentorCoach or Health and Wellness certification.
8. Refund Policy
You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning
of the second one hour class and receive a full refund. You are
responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw
before the beginning of the second class.
ABOUT PAT HINTON WALKER
Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, PCC, CBCC is an accomplished
coach and ICF Coach Trainer at MentorCoach LLC, Bethesda, MD.
She provides leadership for the Health and Wellness Coaching
Certification program at MentorCoach. Pat is one of the few
approved, certified Body- Centered Coach Trainers who integrates
this content into health and wellness coaching. She is creative,
experienced, brings life and humor to teaching/training while
focusing on use of evidence-based coaching strategies with extensive
online education/training experience.
Pat serves on the NCCHWC advisory council representing MentorCoach,
LLC and has submitted questions for the national certification
exam that is being planned by the NCCHWC. Additionally, she
teaches Foundations (a 31 week course focused on the ICF core
competencies) with application of Positive Psychology to PCC-level
coach training. Pat is certified in wellness (CWC), executive
(CEC), body-centered (CBCC), and social-emotional intelligence
coaching. She is recognized as a leader in the use of mHealth
(mobile health) data for just in time evidence for health behavior
change with an eye on the future use of population health data
that can be used to improve health and wellness in businesses
and organizations in addition to individual coaching.
Pat is a nationally and internationally- recognized nurse,
academic leader and coach - having served as a dean in more
than one university and currently serving as a university Vice
President. When she was Dean of the School of Nursing at the
University of Colorado, she was instrumental in advancing online
education. Pat has an established coaching practice and integrates
principles from health and wellness coaching into her career,
executive and life coaching national and international business.
Pat is an accomplished writer, editing books and authoring over
100+ publications related to health and healthcare.
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