There are two key goals of the application process: 1) to document that all new students are capable of mastering postsecondary (i.e. college/university level) coursework, and 2) to ensure that all applicants are a good match for the program’s goals and objectives before accepting your payments. The application process involves compiling evidence that both tasks have been met.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of an associate’s degree or the equivalent. The NBHWC requires applicants to hold an associate’s degree, 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university, OR sufficient work experience. Students who do not meet the NBHWC eligibility requirements may apply for this program and will be required to sign a statement that they understand they will not be eligible for board certification upon completion. (Not: Board certification is highly recommended but is not required to practice as a Health Coach.)
Students for whom English is not their first language will also be required to submit an English proficiency test to ensure ability to benefit. All applicants must submit official transcripts (issued directly from your previous college or university), 2 letters of recommendation, and an admissions essay.
This program is open to current professionals and aspiring professionals alike. It is ideal for current health professionals, including doctors, chiropractors, nurses, and nurse practitioners, as well as health enthusiasts, doulas, trainers, and bloggers.
The Application Process
A complete application includes receipt of all of your eligibility materials. Applications should be completed a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to your desired start date. Applications completed after that time require rush processing. To ensure ample processing time, submit your formal application as soon as possible. You can also learn more about the documents required for your application.
The next step is to compile and submit your admissions documents: 2 letters of recommendation, college transcripts, and admissions essay. You will want to carefully review the requirements for those documents before sending them to the admissions team.
Transcripts and letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the source (i.e. your previous school or your recommenders). These documents can be sent by physical mail to: FSIHS Admissions / 504 Autumn Springs Ct ste 6 / Franklin TN, 37067. They can also be sent digitally to admissions@fsihs(dot)org.