Program Admissions

The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program has two Cohorts each year: Winter & Summer.

We are currently accepting applications for 2024. The Summer '24 Cohort begins online August 25th, with the following mandatory intensive weekend dates:

  • Virtual Intensive Weekend #1: October 18-20, 2024
  • Virtual Intensive Weekend #2: May 16-18, 2025
NOTE: All training sessions remain online in 2024. Please email any questions to
  • Application Requirements 

    • College degree or license in a healthcare field. Past applicant degrees and licenses include MD, RN, NP, PT, OT, Ph.D., and LCSW.
    • Applicants without a healthcare license, but with a degree and 3+ years of experience in the health and wellness field, may be considered.
    • Submission of Online Application
    • Statement of Interest 
      • This is your opportunity to tell the Faculty how and why you are interested in the Health Coaching field. We want to hear your goals as a Vanderbilt-trained Health Coach and aspirations post-program.
    • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of Recommendation

    Please allow 7-10 business days for the review of your application and notification of the acceptance decision. Accepted applicants will receive further instructions on how to register for the course via email.

  • Course Registration

    Space in the course is limited, and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis once you have been notified of acceptance to the program. The total course registration fee is $6,400 if you do not utilize either the early registration or group discount detailed below. If a single payment is not possible, please discuss the payment plan option with our program manager.

    The registration fee covers your participation in both Phases I & II (Practicum), access to the course website, and Faculty mentorship throughout the duration of the program.

    A $600.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space in the course. This amount will be deducted from your remaining course registration fee amount. See the course registration options below:

    Early Registration: If payment is made in full one month before the course start, the early bird price is $5,900.00.

    Group Discount: $5,900.00 per person if 4 or more participants apply together and are accepted into the program. Payment must be made in full a month before the course start, to receive the discount. Please note on the application that you are applying as a group and list the other individuals who are part of your group.

    Additional Costs: Required reading TBA upon acceptance to course. The required reading cost will be less than $50.