Exam Prep Course


Get the support you need to pass the
Summer 2023 NBC-HWC Exam

Our 10-week Exam Prep course starts April 24, 2023

Get the support you need to prepare, study and pass the National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach exam. Connect with other coaches and our experienced instructors, receive a bevy of great tools,
and enter your exam with greater confidence and ease.

Easy to Access Resources

Flashcards, NBC-HWC Exam Prep Quick Links PDF File, Exam Checklists, Suggested Reading List, Note-Taking Template, and more!

Live Q&A Sessions

Every 2 weeks, your instructors will host a LIVE Q&A Session.  Times will vary depending on availability of the group. This is your chance to ask your questions and get the answers you need. 

Live Coaching Skills Mastery

Practice coaching presence and coaching structures with master coach Billie Frances, NBC-HWC.  As one the highlighted coaches in the webinar, you'll receive Billie's support and feedback on your coaching skills.

NBC-HWC Exam Prep Course Curriculum

1. Coaching Structure 
1.1. Coach preparation prior to session
1.2. First session or before
1.3. Early (typically in the first, second or other early session)
1.4. Routine Follow-Up Sessions
1.5. Coaching Program Termination

2.1. Client-centered relationship 
2.2. Trust & rapport 
2.3. Active listening and presence 
2.4. Client emotions and energy
2.5. Reflections
2.6. Expand the conversation 
2.7. Focus and refocus the conversation 
2.8. Assist client to evaluate and integrate health information\
2.9. Goals and implementing action 
2.10. Client awareness, perspective shifts and insights.
2.11. Client’s freedom of choice, autonomy, and intrinsic motivation
2.12. Client self-efficacy 
2.13. Improve support.
2.14. Client active experimentation and self-discovery
2.15. Increase positive psychological resources

Health & Wellness

3.1. Health, health promotion and disease prevention, applying a whole person perspective
3.2. Chronic Disease
3.2.1 Diabetes webinar
3.2.3 Obesity, BMI, & Waist Circumference webinar
3.2.4 Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke webinar
3.2.5 Metabolic Syndrome, Arthritis, and Inflammation webinar
3.2.6 Lipid Abnormalities and Lipid Panels webinar
3.3. Health behaviors, social and behavioral risk factors
3.3.1 & 3.3.2 Healthy weight, optimal nutrition and hydration webinar
3.3.3 Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyle webinar
3.3.4 Sleep webinar
3.3.5 Stress & Emotional Wellness webinar
3.3.6 Avoiding tobacco webinar
3.3.7 Moderate or No Alcohol Use & Substance Abuse webinar

4.1. Professional Conduct
4.2. Ethics
4.3. Legal

NBHWC Resources

Downloadable additional study resources for each topic area.

Notetaking template

Study Flash Cards

Live Questions & Answers Calls and Call Recordings

Webinar Recordings for Health & Wellness Topics

Coaching Practice Session


"This course is amazing! I highly recommend it for people wanting to become board certified! The course provides structure and an easy process to follow for studying. They also provide extra materials (like videos) that add to the content outline. Thank you all! I'm happy to say I passed the exam and I credit that largely to your support."

Mallory Turner

"Guiding Mindful Change surpassed my expectations for a prep course. Molly and Billie have done an amazing job setting up this course, organizing the content, and providing resources that help the content make sense. I have a busy schedule, but this course was broken down in a way that I could follow it at my own pace and still have time to go back and review the information. I felt significantly more prepared for the exam by taking this course than I would have if I tried just studying on my own. I would highly recommend taking this course. Molly and Billie are great and make learning both interesting and fun! "

Dorothy Thompson

"You will learn a lot from these two fabulous women who put this together. If it weren’t for these two, I don’t think I would have passed! Thanks Molly and Billie, you rock! "

Kim Lazurus

"Really appreciate the study materials, Molly. It's been really helpful to have everything organized"

Terri Leichty

"Thank you to the group and Molly's flashcards - they helped me pass. Ladies, although I couldn't join any of the calls being on a completely different time zone I learnt so much from your conversations and perspectives on the call."

Amy Benbow Turner

"Billie, your study course is my "bible" as I'm finally preparing to write the exam this June. I've got a whole binder of the flash cards, PDFs and notes that I carry with me in case I'll have spare time to review. The links that you provided in the course are also great to have when I'm sitting around. I'm pretty sure that I'll feel well prepared when exam time rolls around. THANK YOU for the amazing prep course. "

Shirley Garrett

"This was a very good, well thought out, non-stressful way to learn the material in an organized way so that we had enough time to grasp the different concepts and feel ready for the exam. The teachers were both very supportive and I felt like there was someone there to help you through any issues we encountered."

Satyan Shah

"This program is very comprehensive and keeps you focused on what is necessary and relevant to demonstrate that you are competent and qualified to be certified as a health and wellness coach."

Barbara Walton

"I realy appreciate the lay out of the program and the book pages. These resources have allowed me to get laser focused on the areas which I am struggling with. It has been a great time saver not having to think about . "where did I see that?" This entire program has been comprehensive and I am feeling well prepared for the exam."

Shelby Holte

"Thank you Billie! I am now a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and the prep course played a big role in me feeling prepared to pass the exam. So excited to plan what's next!"

Kelly Ransom

Our Guarantee to You!

We have a stellar pass rate, so we boldly make this promise:
If you don't pass the NBC-HWC exam, we will refund your tuition, OR
you can repeat the course until you pass.


The information provided in our course is for educational and informational purposes only, and is to be utilized solely as a learning tool for your own use and not for diagnosis or prescriptive purposes. 

Health, lifestyle, and healthcare information are continually evolving. Recommendations change frequently and although the information provided is accurate at the time of creation, such recommendations could have been modified or removed since that time. Coaches are responsible to ensure that information is valid and up to date.


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