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A New Breed of Clinicians

The future of lifestyle medicine is contingent upon the training and development of a new breed of clinicians: Clinical Health Coaches

Our mission at the Lifestyle Therapeutic Coaching Academy is to prepare the next generation of lifestyle and health coaches to empower people to unlock their own potential to reverse or prevent lifestyle diseases.

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The Benefits of a Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy Certification:

  • Become a Certified Lifestyle Therapeutics™ Coach: you will be an expert in our clinically proven and proprietary Lifestyle Therapy Coaching and Clinical Methods Model. 

  • Prepare for board-certification: you will receive evidence-based training for health coaching that is approved by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches and prepares you to sit for the NBHWC-Certifying exam.  

  • Apply your skills to chronic disease management: you will develop a deeper understanding of concepts and skills that can be applied to participants with multiple co-morbidities and practice applying them with the support and mentorship from one of the NBHWC faculty.
  • Develop and sharpen the skills necessary to become a clinical health coach: expect one-on-one faculty support, small group practice sessions and training on motivational interviewing techniques, among other skills needed to motivate patient behavioral change and deliver real outcomes.

  • Complete the program from home, on your terms: you will have access to a combination of live scheduled sessions and assignments to do on your own time, with everything conducted online. 

  • Work immediately following program: should you be accepted into and graduate from the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for an internship. This internship helps fulfill requirements toward the NBHWC board exam. Based on performance, an internship could lead to future coaching employment.  



Am I a fit for the Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy?

  • Do you have an associate degree or higher OR documentation of 4,000 hours of work experience in a health, wellness, medical, and fitness field?
  • Do you have experience with behavior change, motivational interviewing, health education delivery, or basic health care skills?
  • Do you have a passion for Health Coaching and are considering it as a career?
  • Do you have reliable internet service to attend live class modules?
If you answered YES to all of these questions, please apply today.

Next Cohort: Week of August 22, 2024, through January 23, 2025. Now accepting applicants! Enrollment ends August 3, 2024.

Future Cohorts: February 13, 2025 -  July 12, 2025


The Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy is a 20-week-long program. Please fill out the form to inquire about the current price.


There is a 15% discount if paid in full upfront OR we offer a payment plan option, where tuition can be paid in installments of up to 12 months.
Payment details will be shared upon acceptance into the program.
Next Cohort Starts: August 22, 2024.  Now enrolling!


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Questions? Please email us at academy@inhealthonline.com

Read on to learn more about the Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy

What is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach?

A Certified Health and Wellness Coach is someone who partnerwith clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes that are aligned with their values and promote health and wellness for greater well-beingA Certified Health and Wellness Coach demonstrates unconditional, positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, honoring that each client is an expert on their lifeand ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental. 

What to expect once you’re accepted into the LTCA:

  • Live and on-demand trainings: Includes 11 weeks of Live weekly 4-hour meetings with faculty. The rest of the 9 weeks will include content that is self-directed through pre-recorded modules. 

  • 6-8 hours to commit per week: Expect to spend approximately 6-8 hours a week working on course work. Content includes video and audio instruction, written resources, handouts, worksheets, and quizzes. 

  • Bi-weekly mentorship from faculty: Mentors will provide live direction alongside written feedback to help further your coaching skills. 

  • Board certification prep and study guide: You will graduate with material that will serve as a study guide for the Board exam.  

  • Opportunity for further support to study for the exam and access to a mock exam: Upon graduation, you will be offered opportunities to enroll in an Exam Prep course and Practice Exam.  This option is also available to purchase as a bundle with enrollment. 

  • A new community and new purpose: Join like-minded individuals on an exciting journey to become stewards of health and well-being for the many patients in need.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


Q: When will I find out if my application was accepted? 

A: Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of submission. Check your email for the acceptance email. 


Q: How long is the program? 

A: The program is 20 weeks long. 


Q: What does the path to becoming National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching certified look like? 

A: The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching is accelerating the professionalization of the field of health and wellness coaching. 


To qualify for the National Board Certification Exam you must: 


Q: Do you offer an installment plan on tuition? 

Yes! We offer an option to pay through installments of up to 12 months. Fill out the form to inquire about payment options.

For additional pricing questions, please visit our Terms of Use by following the link below.


Q: Will I have to attend live class? 

A: There is a requirement to meet on weeks of live class for a 4-hour class, at a specified hour and day of the week. There are 11 live classes.


Q: Do you train Lifestyle Coaches as well as Health Coaches? 

A: Yes! We train and welcome Lifestyle Coaches to join our Academy.

Meet some of Our Staff


As the Program Director of the Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy, Judith brings a wealth of experience from diverse backgrounds in health promotion and clinical health across community, clinical, and insurance settings. With a robust history of implementing health education programs in wellness and weight management across all age groups and populations, my career spans over two decades in the holistic health coaching field.

Judith Brinn, NBC-HWC, CPHE, CWHC

Academy Program Director

Michelle Alencar serves as the Chief Science Officer for inHealth, she is also an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed research publications. She is a certified clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with a passion for lifestyle therapeutics because of its capability to provide nutrition, fitness and behavior modification for health and holistic wellness. Michelle recently graduated from the Lifestyle Therapeutics Coaching Academy.

Michelle Alencar, PhD, NBC-HWC

CSO, Co-Founder & Faculty Member

Abby has been partnering with clients to help them take the lead in designing the kind of life they want by developing positive health and wellness behaviors for over 20 years. She has a BS and MSEd in Exercise Science and is a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified exercise physiologist and registered experienced yoga teacher. She believes everyone deserves to feel and live their best life and is passionate about collaborating with others to help them get there.

Abby Eastman NBC-HWC C-EP, ERYT-200

Lead Learning Facilitator

Katie is a health and wellness coach, dietitian, and tobacco treatment specialist. She recognizes that we are all on a journey with our health and is honored to partner with patients to help them achieve a higher level of wellbeing. She works with clients to uncover strengths, solutions, and motivation.


LTCA Mentor

Alison is a seasoned Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach with over eight years of coaching experience, holds a specialized focus within clinical health coaching.  Alison leverages her rich tapestry of experiences in corporate training and human rleations to inspire and mentor future health coaches through her leadership, extensive coaching skills knowledge, and mentorship abilities within our academy.  

Alison Quackenbush, NBC-HWC, CIHC

Learning Facilitator and Health Coach

Testimonials from Our Students

I improved my coaching skills and learned new techniques

It was very insightful to go through vision and goal setting with one of my classmates and fellow health coach. It allowed me to relate to my patients and understand what they experience when setting their vision and health goals on our visits.  

— Andrea W.
I love the breakout sessions!

The time we get to spend practicing the skills we learn in the breakout sessions is INVALUABLE! These sessions have opened my mind to so many possibilities as an evolving health coach. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this effective Academy. 

— Susannah L.
Great opportunity for hands-on learning

The Lifestyle Therapeutics Health Coaching Academy has helped me grow on a professional and personal level. Our mentors have been very helpful in providing advice, feedback and answering any questions we may have. The courses are presented in a simple and fun way!

— Katia M.