PROVO, UT – May 11, 2018 – Three health coaches at Revere Health’s Weight Loss and Nutrition Center (WLNC) in Orem and Provo have completed coursework to become Weight Loss Specialists. The certification was designed by health coach Andrew Davis to better serve and provide care for weight management patients.
The coursework equips health coaches with knowledge and skills necessary to help patients reach wellness and weight loss goals, and ensures consistency for any patient working with the WLNC team.
Under the direction of Justin Jones, MD, a family medicine physician at Revere Health and the director of the Revere Health WLNC in Provo and Orem, three health coaches have received the WLS Certification: Joshua Kelly, Andrew Davis and Tory Thorley.
“This is a phenomenal achievement by our staff that will pay dividends with patients,” said WLNC administrator Mark Kershaw. “It ensures health coaches will be a better resource for the patients and fully understand what they are going through emotionally and physically.”
When stacked against other certification programs, the newly designed Revere Health Weight Loss Specialist certification has significantly more requirements. The program combines hands-on experience, education, and project-based work for health coaches. Throughout the certification process they teach classes, learn about various diets, and go into more depth on topics such as monitoring body fat composition, setting goals and identifying appropriate diet and fitness recommendations for different patients.
The certification process, which was developed at Revere Health’s Weight Loss and Nutrition Center, includes several components: 200 hours of work as a health coach, teaching community weight loss classes and attending continuing education modules that supplement their four-year degree in a health science field. It culminates with a final project and examination; once a health coach passes the examination s/he is a Weight Loss Specialist.
About Revere Health
Revere Health is the largest independent multispecialty physician group in Utah and employs over 180 physicians and 130 advanced practitioners. Founded in 1960, Revere Health has grown to include more than 100 clinics in both urban and rural areas throughout Utah and Nevada. Revere Health providers offer complete healthcare at every stage of life with multiple family practice locations and 29 medical specialties. As the first Accountable Care Organization accredited by Medicare in Utah, Revere Health is a leader in value-based care and offers a unique, patient-oriented approach to healthcare.