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How Does Primal Health Coach Institute Compare to Other Health Coaching Schools?

Great question! Use this handy comparison table to see how our health coaching school stacks up against any other programs you may be considering. We think it compares favorably to any out there!

Program Features

Primal Health Coach Institute Certification Program

Other Programs

Nutrition training rooted in evolutionary science
Some programs skimp on nutrition education, but we believe it’s critical to our coaches’ success and the success of their clients. We offer an unmatched education in ancestral nutrition and health science with curriculum created and vetted by world-renowned experts, scientists and best-selling authors in ancestral health, including founder and “godfather of ancestral health,” Mark Sisson.
Lifestyle training for long-lasting success
We tackle an element of optimal wellness that is often glossed over in other health coaching programs—lifestyle training to promote healthy behavior habits that help your clients fulfill their goals. We teach you the most effective communication skills and models for eradicating unhelpful lifestyle patterns and addictive behaviors so that your clients enjoy long-lasting health.
Well-rounded exposure to different coaching opportunities
Many programs prepare you for just one facet of health coaching, be it the traditional one-on-one model or the emerging clinical health coach role. We cast a wide net, readying you for a customized health coaching business, be it with individual clients or group sessions, as a clinical or corporate health coach, or as a nutrition coach at a gym…however your entrepreneurial spirit wishes to express itself, we’ll nurture it!
Ever-evolving business and marketing training
We don’t send you out into the world with a wealth of health information and no idea what to do with it. We are a health education AND business school dedicated to providing our graduates with lifetime business coaching for building their businesses, inbound digital marketing education and tools for expansion and profitability, and a network of connections and resources to maintain a thriving practice.
Done-for-you materials including programming, handouts and forms
Don’t wait to get your health coaching practice booming. We go above and beyond by providing you with pre-prepared, fully customizable programming, handouts and forms to use with your clients, including both a 21-day and a 12-week health coaching program that’s ready to go immediately upon graduation so you can start making money right away.
Self-paced, online education platform
Learn from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. There’s no need to go back to school, stress about scheduling, or put the rest of your life and work on hold like some other programs require. You can move through the program at your own pace, be it leisurely or lightening-speed. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Practical learning experiences and building business exercises

What better way to learn to do than by doing? Each of our first 13 chapters includes practical business building exercises, so that by the time you graduate you’ve already taken the important initial steps to setting up your health coaching business.
Live webinars with Master Coaches
Learn from the best in their field. Master Coaches Christine Hassler, Erin Power and Laura Rupsis dish on a variety of topics from working with clients to shaping your business, and answer your individual questions, so you can interact in real-time and get the mentorship you need and deserve.
Access to clients via our Coaching Directory
All graduates are featured (if desired) for free in our Coaching Directory, where clients search for coaches by location and specialty, offering you the perfect opportunity to build a niche-base clientele.
Scope of Practice training
As a health coach, you need to be prepared for what you can and can’t say. We coach you on how to tailor your language, market yourself, and give nutrition advice while remaining within safe legal waters. We help you stay within the parameters of your credentials as required by professional standards or by the law.
Support from best-in-business faculty and advisors
Our program is created and run by top evolutionary health experts, including the “godfather” of paleo/primal Mark Sisson and celebrated author, spiritual psychologist and coaching expert Christine Hassler, who teaches you how to coach clients to success like a pro. Our Board of Advisors features experts in biomechanics, elite triathletes, medical professionals, and fitness and nutrition leaders.
Leverage Primal Kitchen™/Primal Blueprint™ Products
We are aligned with respected and widely recognized health brands Primal Blueprint™ and Primal Kitchen™, and offer related perks to our students and grads. You get wholesale and discount pricing on all Primal products, and you can share and resell products to your customers directly.
Recognized and respected credentials
Our program aligns with International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) Guidelines and is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) Certification and Accreditation Board. Accreditation gives public recognition to educational institutions that meet standards of quality, and promises prospective students that the institution they are considering studying with is a reputable one.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Certain professions require that you earn CEUs each year to make sure you’re abreast of the current practices in your field. Our program offers CEUs for NASM, Canfitpro, ACSM and Nesta so you can easily maintain your certifications and licenses.
Built-in support network
You are not on an island alone but a member of a vast community of health coaches and experts. Interact with master coaches, your fellow students and thousands of grads in our Facebook groups and live meetups. Collaboration is encouraged!
Optional live events
We offer optional weekend retreat Masterclass events and gather at ancestral health conferences such as Paleo f(x) and tradeshows, where you can get in-person training and meet and network with fellow coaches. Many of our health coaches facilitate meetups around the world!
Proven track record of success
The proof is in the results. Thousands of students and grads share their success with the Primal Health Coach program. Click here to be inspired by their stories and start envisioning how you can build a successful health coaching business of your own.

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