Southwest Institute of Healing Arts  1538 E. Southern Ave.  Tempe, AZ 85282

Become a
Holistic Health and Wellness Coach Online

Online Start Date: March 7, 2022  |  Diploma – 755 hours

Engage in a rewarding, life-changing career that helps people create and live their absolute healthiest life.

Set by the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, our 755-hour online diploma program gives you the freedom to embark on the health career of your dreams. Whether you are considering a career as a health coach, wellness advocate or simply want to educate others to live and eat well, our comprehensive coaching programs embrace innate wisdom, nutrition science, whole foods and lifestyle changes that empower optimal health.

The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has collaborated with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) since 2016 to set the certification standard for the holistic wellness industry. This prestigious certification by the NBHWC provides health & wellness coaches the backing and legitimacy needed to prove to clientele that they are knowledgeable and reliable in their profession.


What Does a Health and Wellness Coach do?

  • Help people discover the “why” behind their health changes
  • Empower people to learn more about their minds and bodies
  • Coaches provide support and accountability
  • Utilize knowledge of health and wellness to help guide others to live healthier lives

What Will I Learn In This Program?

  • Holistic Nutrition, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Entrepreneurial courses, how to work with clients and so much more!
  • Explore nutritional needs across the life cycle, microbiome wellness, conscious eating principles, macro/micro nutrition the GRIT journey to success.
  • Gain the proficiency and confidence to sit for the Health and Wellness Coach certifying exam (NBC-HWC). 
  • 100 hours of business development training designed to help you build your holistic entrepreneurial future

Where Do Health Coaches Work?

  • Become an entrepreneur & run your own private practice
  • Clinic or Hospital
  • Corporate settings
  • Utilize the flexibility of this field and create your own hybrid coaching career path

You will get to choose either a focus of Mindful Meditation Facilitator or Whole Food Culinary to compliment your personal vision.

Choose Your Specialty:

Mindful Meditation Facilitator
Mindfulness, the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of awareness, is a growing, evidenced based field that is designed to improve general wellbeing, support emotional regulation, and create a positive sense of self-efficacy. This option teaches you the fundamentals of mindfulness practices and guided imagery techniques to help you and your clients access a present state of being. This specialty provides the tools, organization and preparation to facilitate small to large groups of people in a safe space.

Natural Foods Culinary Specialist
This concentration offers in-depth training in culinary nutrition, offering practical skills for selecting, preparing and cooking local whole foods. It also offers a deeper exploration of how you will incorporate this specialty into your business and life.  Whether you are learning to do food demonstrations with ease, running a class or helping clients with meals; this specialty will offer the tools to be confident in the kitchen.

Learn About Our Holistic Wellness Programs

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Health and Wellness Coach
Certificate of Excellence – 200 hour   |   Online and On-campus

Coaches amplify greatness in their clients by unleashing the human potential that allows them to grow and reach their goals. 

You’re being called to carry on this life-changing work, hold sacred space and support others in vital personal growth benchmarks and goals! Southwest Institute of Healing Arts nurtures and supports you along this journey with a challenging and fulfilling educational program that will help you realize your own dreams and goals as a trained Health and Wellness Coach.

At the core of this program is a belief in the mind-body-spirit connection and that each of us has a deep, inner knowing. When we connect with that knowing, we can achieve our individual health and wellness goals that are connected with our values!

The Health and Wellness Coaching program aligns with the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and prepares graduates to work with clients to support self-directed and person-centered changes that promote a sense of ownership and lasting change.

Opportunities for health & wellness coaches are expanding! Doctor’s offices, insurance companies, corporate human resource departments and many more industries are acknowledging a need for support from a health & wellness coach for their employees. We also provide lifetime entrepreneurial support and mentoring for both online and on campus students through Our Success Center for those interested in beginning or expanding their own profitable, private practice.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify   

SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans.Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify

Other SWIHA Benefits:   

  • Our commitment to creating a Conscious College Community: Our mission is to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and to support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way
  • Ongoing support through our Success Center, including placement assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, resume help, and much more—for all of our graduates.
  • An education that is state-licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Financial Aid for qualifying students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more

Read About Our Graduates


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Holistic Nutrition Student Testimonials

“I am forever changed by these courses. Not only was I learning the information that now dictates how I live my life and how I teach others to do the same– but I was growing, evolving, and shedding old layers every single day. I overcame some of my biggest obstacles. My relationships improved. My life suddenly felt fuller. I now possess a confidence that no one’s ever seen from me before. There’s a real power to this information– and there’s an even bigger power to feeling aligned with your life’s purpose. I’ve always known I wanted to help people– SWIHA gave me the tools to do so in a big way.”

Tory Dube

Owner and Founder of Hotchickpea
and recent Dr. Oz show guest.
Healthy Living and Performance Coach

“Follow your dreams. You can do this! There were many times I doubted myself. However, I just kept moving forward. It is scary at times! What change isn’t? Once you help just a couple of people achieve the results they were looking for, and they start talking about how you have made a difference in their lives... it makes you all the more motivated to reach out and serve more people.”

Casey Grant

Founder & Owner Fresh Start Wellness
Holistic Wellness Practitioner

“What I learned from SWIHA is how to be of true service to others. When you are in the health and wellness industry, it’s not about you– it’s about the client. I learned how to best serve my clients by teaching them to listen to their own intuitive insights and to discover their answers inside themselves, just as I had done.”

Nickole Swensen

Owner & Founder of Be Well. Be Happy
Health and Wellness Expert