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Lifestyle Medicine for Adolescents

Self-Study | Stage 5 Certification Course | Virtual

Our Lifestyle Medicine for Adolescents course equips coaches with the skills to address behavioral health issues through lifestyle interventions, covering topics like behavioral health goal setting, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and techniques for sustaining behavioral change. This program is designed for those who have already completed Stages 1-4 or who have completed their coach certifications elsewhere. Those who have completed Stages 1-4 can add this to earn their Certified Youth Behavioral Health Coach designation, if they meet the minimum eligibility requirements.


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Class Schedule

Review our training calendar for upcoming Lifestyle Medicine for Adolescents classes. These courses are self-guided and include 12 training hours over the course of ten weeks or less. International Coach Federation-credentialed coaches may use this training toward Resource Development CE for the maximum 16 hours of self-paced courses allowed for ICF credential renewal.


Lifestyle Medicine For Adolescents ​

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM US CT
February 22, 2024 – August 15, 2024

Asjah Monroe
Asjah Monroe
The YCI coaching certification program experience has been top notch. Worth every penny. When you enroll and commit, you will come out on the other side experience a competent, well-prepared, and trustworthy youth life coach. The workload is very manageable and the learning pace is entirely appropriate and well thought out. I highly recommend this program for anyone ready to step into coaching at any level. Don't continue to think about it, just do it.
Saloni Hora
Saloni Hora
Qualifying as a certified youth resilience coach through YCI was a pivotal experience. YCI approaches coach training with academic integrity - drawing from psychological theory and best practices, as well as requiring extensive practical training. Dr. Leah - thank you for your deep wisdom, and the grace with which you share your knowledge and experience!
Kelly Shanks
Kelly Shanks
The words "thank you" are not enough for what I have received through pursuing coaching with YCI. I am at a huge turning point in my life and finding this program was just the right fit for me. I have high expectations for my professional development experiences and this exceeded my expectations! As a school psychologist it was imperative that the program I pursued was rooted in evidence based practices. The design of the course, attentiveness of staff and passion for coaching that was demonstrated throughout the course was exceptional! An added bonus is how much our cohort supported and cared for one another along this journey. If you are ready to pursue coaching, this program is worth the financial, time and energy investment, without a doubt.
Gilbert Guo
Gilbert Guo
YCI was a very worthwhile experience. My instructor Liezel did a fantastic job of teaching. YCI's support staff was incredibly responsive and organized. I've been able to build great relationships through the organization that will help me in my career after the course.
Emely Spagni
Emely Spagni
I absolutely loved every lesson of the "Certified Youth Resilience Coach" program! It went above and beyond what I expected. I didn't just learn about coaching – I learned a lot about myself too. The program offers great value for its price. Plus, a big bonus: it makes the ICF ACC application process a breeze compared to other programs!
Alex Hubbard
Alex Hubbard
I took part in the YCI Certified Youth Resilience Coach program and I can't recommend it enough. I was looking for a path to build on my skills as an educator and further my career in way that aligns with my values. While I was unsure of what exactly to expect as I underwent this 25 week course, I can honestly say it exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to develop a strong understanding of what it takes to be a great coach and learn more about adolescent psychology. The class was very manageable and Dr. Leah's approach was informative, honest, and supportive. I feel like I have grown tremendously in a relatively short amount of time and I am excited to start my journey as a certified youth life coach.
Sarah Grace
Sarah Grace
I recently completed my training with YCI as a Youth Resilience Coach. It has been an incredible experience. The quality of the teaching and accompanying support materials are excellent. The registration process and administration are straightforward and hassle-free. It has been fantastic to be part of an amazing cohort of people - an eclectic mix of backgrounds and cultures, all connecting through our shared desire to improve the lives of our young people. The magic comes, however, in the leadership and passion bestowed by Dr Leah. Her resounding commitment to her own learning journey of personal growth, coupled with her ceaseless determination to act, always, in service to her students and clients is quite remarkable. It has been a privilege and an honour to be in the presence of this alchemy - if only for a few weeks. If you can scrape the funds together; if you want to grow as a human being; and believe you can be of service to others in a positive way then sign up for this programme. You will not regret it.
Lisa Vanella
Lisa Vanella
I really enjoyed this coaching class taught by Dr. Leah. Not only did I learn how to help clients but I learned a lot about myself. Dr. Leah opens up about her own life experience which helped me feel comfortable and safe. Her coaching technique is perfection. Very informative and highly recommended!
Brittany Beck
Brittany Beck
Dr. Leah and YCI are incredible! I just completed my certification and could not be happier. Dr. Leah is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. From class one it was a very safe space to learn and grow. I highly recommend YCI and am extremely grateful for the experience!

The Core Benefits of the Lifestyle Medicine for Adolescents Program

Enhanced Coaching Credentials

For coaches who have earned dual certification in Youth Well-Being and Resilience Coaching, this Stage 5 course offers a third distinguished certification as a Certified Youth Behavioral Health Coach.

Evidence-Based Curriculum

All our programs are grounded in current research and best practices, including founder Dr. Leah’s Reciprocal Potential Theory. This ensures coaches are learning and applying scientifically supported strategies in lifestyle medicine and behavioral health.

Diversified Career Pathways

As a certified Youth Behavioral Health Coach, you have the opportunity to offer specialized coaching services in behavioral health and apply your skills and knowledge in schools, community centers, private practices, and other youth-serving fields.

Holistic Approach to Youth Well-Being

With a focus on lifestyle medicine, coaches can better address the big picture of their client’s well-being. By looking at the interplay of emotional and mental health with lifestyle factors, like diet and exercise, coaches can provide more comprehensive support.

Have Questions? Schedule a Q&A With Us.

Whether you have some coaching experience under your belt, want to better serve youth in your profession, or are exploring a profitable and fulfilling career choice, we’re here to guide you on the best path forward. Fill out our contact form or schedule a live 20-minute Q&A to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants should have completed Stages 1-4 of our training program or hold equivalent coach certifications from other accredited programs. Additionally, we require documented completion of an associate degree or higher, or 4,000 hours of work experience.

The course covers a range of topics including behavioral health goal setting, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and techniques for sustaining behavioral change in adolescents.

Successfully completing the course allows participants who have finished Stages 1-4 to be eligible for the Certified Youth Behavioral Health Coach designation.

Yes, it’s suitable for all coaches who have foundational coaching skills and are interested in specializing in youth behavioral health and well-being. Additionally, the skills learned in this program are not limited to adolescents and can be applied to any age group, including adults.

Absolutely, the skills and knowledge gained are applicable in a variety of settings, including group coaching, educational institutions, and community youth programs.

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