Diploma in Health Coaching

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Our Certified Health Coaching Diploma

A Health Coach is an advanced fitness professional who supports and helps clients reach their health and wellness goals.

Health Coaches provide guidance and accountability – from exercise and nutrition right through to supporting behaviour chance and emotional and mental wellbeing.

The Health Coach diploma from APEC, will provide you with a comprehensive education and a clear focus in supporting you in nutrition and integrative health, coaching skills, and behaviour change techniques.

The APEC Health Coaching course provides you with the tools to transform your health and turn your passion for wellness into a lucrative wellness career.

With the blended learning technology at APEC, learning has never been easier. Our award-winning online education platform delivers 100% of your Health Coaching Diploma course straight to your device. 

With our carefully curated, animated video content, we make sure that you learn effectively.

A career in the health and fitness industry has never been easier to achieve. Our flexible payment plan allows you to educate yourself on the go without any hassle. Our course model combines wellness coaching and health coaching into one integrated diploma in Health Coaching. This unique course structure will get you qualified to start working without any delay.

50 video lessons (10h 30m)

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Health Coaching
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€ 1,199


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Health Coaching & Nutrition Course Package


€ 2,398


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Health coaching is the use of evidence-based skilful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in health behaviour change. Health coaches are certified or credentialed to safely guide clients and patients who may have chronic conditions or those at moderate to high risk for chronic conditions.

Health coaching for clinicians and practitioners is based on evidence-based clinical interventions such as to facilitate behavior change, the transtheoretical model of change, goal setting, active listening, aggregation and trending of health outcome metrics, and prevention.

Wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Wellness coaching draws on the principles from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry, and the practices of motivational interviewing and goal setting

The APEC diploma in Health Coaching has been designed by industry-leading coaches providing the essential skills knowledge and behaviours needed to work as a qualified health coach in a corporate, clinical or health and fitness setting. 

APEC Health Coaching diploma is accredited by several professional organisations like IREPs and CIMSPA and is regulated by Ofqual. A winner of Focus Awards and having PD approval, this qualification has one of the highest regulatory and awarding processes in the industry which sets it apart from any others.

Course Length: The course is designed with flexibility in mind so that you can complete it at your own pace. While it takes an average of 2-6 months, students can learn in a full-time capacity to complete it in as little as 4-6 weeks.

Entry Requirements: Personal Trainer Level 4 Diploma or eqilivant

Accreditations: Level 5 Diploma in Health Coaching 

Cost: €1199. No extra fee for certification, exams and unlimited free re-sits.

Offer & Payment Options: APEC offers flexible payment plans from as low as €51 a month to make payments manageable.

What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of the Health Coaching Diploma, you will qualify with: Level 5 Diploma in Health Coaching 


Completion of your Health Coaching qualification will require you to complete theory based assessments.

Level 5 Health Coaching Assessments

  • At least a 70% score required on the multiple-choice paper on applied anatomy and physiology.
  • At least a 70% score required on the multiple-choice paper on the principles of exercise and health
  • At least a 70% score required on the multiple-choice paper on the application of nutrition
  • 100% completion of the online interactive quizzes and assignments after each module
  • Practical Assessment
  • Practical assessment on delivering a customised Health Coaching programme
  • Completion of the coursework on health and safety, programme writing, and client overview
  • Completion of the coursework on programming with clients, smart goals, client screening and progressive overview

APEC offers an engaging and interactive Health Coaching diploma. It provides the learner with the fundamental knowledge and understanding of how to engage with clients on a 1-2-1 basis both in-person and online. Learn how to support the delivery of a safe and effective workout programme for sessions with a proper understanding of the human anatomy and the application of nutrition.


Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place, person or group to another. Every communication involves (at least) one sender, a message and a recipient. This may sound simple, but communication is actually a very complex subject. The transmission of the message from sender to recipient can be affected by a huge range of things. These include our emotions, the cultural situation, the medium used to communicate, and even our location. The complexity is why good communication skills are considered so desirable by employers around the world: accurate, effective and unambiguous communication is actually extremely hard.

Behaviour Change
Behavior change is a difficult process. Increasing physical activity is particularly challenging because there are many barriers that impede physical activity and many influences that promote sedentary behavior. Therefore, health professionals must go beyond a traditional prescription model to influence change.

Reflective Practice

Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on one’s actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning. According to one definition it involves “paying critical attention to the practical values and theories which inform everyday actions, by examining practicereflectively and reflexively.


The Diploma in Personal Training has a dedicated nutrition module that covers all the nutrition basics including understanding nutrient groups, macros, micros, portion sizing, food labelling, the eat well guide and much more. Additionally, you will also learn how to apply your nutritional knowledge to a client’s fitness goals and dietary requirements.


APEC offers a blended learning approach to education allowing you to complete your qualifications at your own time and pace depending on your personal circumstances and lifestyle. You can now complete 100% of your Health Coaching diploma online with our award-winning online e-learning platform.

Once you have compleated your online theory work we will arrange your practical assessment at one of our many performance centres throughout the country.

Online Learning

APEC provides 100% of the theory-based learning associated with the course online. This enables you to start learning the same day you enrol and begin working through the course modules at a pace suitable to you. APEC’s team of dedicated tutors provide you with support and guidance, all 7 days a week via phone or email.

Our award-winning e-learning platform is completely custom built and is tailored to your learning needs. The platform provides learning in the form of digitalised and animated video-led content. Online training tools such as online programming software, excel files and client assessment sheets are also provided to help you with your learning. Finally, APEC has one of the most extensive digital exercise libraries to help you with your understanding of movement skill.

You are not obliged to complete your course in any time frame, giving you the privilege to complete the course at your own pace, whether it be taking as little time as possible, or as long as you want.

Upon completion of your Health Coaching diploma, you will be eligible to register as a qualified Health Coaching with Health Coaching assiosaton and start advertising your services straight away.

Pricing & Payment

The diploma is priced at €1199, sign up with Humm for as little as €51 euro a month

Yes we provide payment plans. If it is not available on the website please drop us a message in the message box on the website and we can organise one to suit you.

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Frank Panizo
Frank Panizo
19:20 04 Jul 21
I cannot recommend APEC enough. The level of education delivered in their courses is second to none.I did my personal... training course with APEC about 2 years ago and I was so impressed with all the learning I did that I signed up with them again to obtain my strength & conditioning certificate.The attention to detail, the knowledge delivered and the constant communication and feedback both on their online platform and at their practical workshops have made a massive impact on my coaching career.The courses and the workshops are delivered by top coaches in the world of sports so you are guaranteed to learn to a standard higher than any other place.I am currently obtaining my diploma in performance nutrition with APEC and once again I’m very happy with the level of content delivered.If you are thinking in starting your career in the world of fitness get in touch with them as you won’t find higher quality courses out there.read more
Ryan Foulkes
Ryan Foulkes
16:53 04 Jul 21
Top level education from elite experience and scientifically backed. Could not recommend APEC more if I tried!Thank... you for helping me get into S&C, the course I’ve been on has been incredibly important to my progression.Thanks,Ryanread more
Kyle Cahill
Kyle Cahill
15:28 03 Jul 21
The health and fitness education APEC deliver is excellent. Both the content and layout is highly professional and... engaging. It was one of the most enjoyable and fastest ways I have improved my skills in this area. Great work to the team at APEC, I will be back.read more
Shane Monahan
Shane Monahan
11:56 03 Jul 21
APEC are an excellent and extremely professional company to deal with. I personally come from a professional sports... background and until dealing with APEC I had found it difficult to find an organisation that meets the same level of health and fitness standards that I was used to. Not anymore. I would advise anyone seeking to further their education or skill set in the athletic performance sector to reach out to APEC today.read more
wez pooley
wez pooley
11:49 03 Jul 21
Great qualifications, mixture of different learning which made the experience great and helped me gain knowledge and... understanding in practical environment. Tutors were very supportive throughout when I had questions or was going through online learning. Great to have webinars on specialist areas and great interaction and knowledge shown by tutors. Really enjoyed practical days as allowed me to learn new skills and exercises and the rationale behind why you would do them in certain situations.Would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to work in the industry or develop their knowledge further for personal development.read more
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