ADAPT Health Coach Training Program

Partial Scholarships

We are committed to making our ADAPT Health Coach Training Program accessible to people of diverse economic and social backgrounds.

For the upcoming cohort, we will be awarding a limited number of partial scholarships to applicants who demonstrate a great fit with our scholarship criteria.

Who Should Apply

To qualify to apply for a scholarship, you should:

  1. Have a clear plan for bringing health coaching into an underserved community.  You may already represent an underserved community and be working on social change in that community.
  2. Have limited financial resources.  Weight will be given to applicants with lower annual household income.*  We strive to make the course more affordable to people who want to bring health coaching to underserved communities but who cannot afford the regular enrollment price.    
  3. Be passionate about health coaching, helping people, supporting an underserved community, and fulfilling the mission of Kresser Institute.  We value scholarship recipients as ambassadors of the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program and want to support you on the front lines of healthcare tackling chronic illness.
  4. Understand what health coaching is, how the ADAPT program trains students, and the philosophies on which the program is based. 

*Finalists for the scholarship may be asked to provide information related to their previous year’s tax returns so that we can verify all income information provided.

Other requirements:

  • You must be eligible for the course (you either meet the automatic qualifications or have passed the eligibility quiz).
  • You are passionate and committed to learning and will implement the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program framework in your practice.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will also be committing to:

  • Complete all coursework and pass all certification requirements within 18 months of the course start date.
  • Work as a health coach immediately upon graduation from the course, with the goal of making it my full-time career.
  • A check-in with the student advisor every three months.
  • Remain in good standing on payments and be fully on track with course work in order to retain your scholarship. If you are behind on course work, you will be given 30 days to catch up. If you fail to catch up during that time, you will lose your scholarship and be required to pay the full tuition price, or, if that payment is not possible, withdraw from the program.
  • Submitting a revised plan by the end of the final week of lessons in the course.  At that point, you will have a greater sense of the ADAPT model of health coaching and how you plan to coach.  Your updated plan should contain specific details about who you will be working with, how you will have an impact, and a rough timeline of your plan’s roll out.

Upon submission, all applicants will pay a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

How to apply

  • Record a brief (five minutes or less) application video explaining why you’d like to be considered for a scholarship for the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program.  The most important part of this video is your plan to bring health coaching to an underserved community, but it is also important that you speak to criteria 3 and 4 outlined above.
  • Complete the online ADAPT scholarship application.
  • If you are selected as a finalist for a scholarship, we may contact you to gather information so that we can verify your household income.