A Collective and Honest Review of the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program

Unfortunately ADAPT has decided to close down the program after seven cohorts. It was still the best health coach training program out there I believe, so it's sad to see it retire. I'll leave this review up though, if you'd still like to read more about it. And who knows, maybe at some point it will be back... one can hope.

When I thought of putting together a genuine review of Chris Kresser’s ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, I liked the idea of including different people’s thoughts and opinions on the program to create a more holistic, comprehensive and objective post.

I went through the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program from November 2019 to November 2020 as part of cohort 3. There were about 180 of us in the cohort. This might seem like a big number, but it was a benefit in my opinion (more below). At the time of writing, I have completed the “official” part of the program, and am currently working towards getting my coaching certification.

I’ll start off with my peers’ reviews below and include my own thoughts on ADAPT at the end.

Note 1: in order to not create a MONSTER out of this, I will write a separate post about what’s inside the program, the structure and what to expect. You can also check out the official ADAPT site and download some of their materials for more info.

Note 2: Before we start, a few acronyms and notes for clarification:
MC = Mentor Coach
TA = Teaching Assistant (who taught the functional health part)
APC = Art & Practice of Coaching
PSA = Practical Skills Assessment
PSD1/2 = Practical Skills Development
Pre-Practicum = the first six months of the program
Practicum = the last six months of the program, which is heavily focused on getting real-world coaching experience and practice
NBHWC = National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching

Let’s dive in…

Reviews, thoughts and insights on Chris Kresser’s ADAPT Health Coach Training Program

Deborah Garber, deborahgarber.live