03-12-2008, 08:09 AM
I'm interesting in coaching and I know a few others on the board do it, too.
I am just interested in serving my area, not online, but face-to-face, as I'm not much of a phone person.
I am just wondering about the legalities of teaching nutrition without a nutrition degree. As long as I don't say "Nutritionist" and instead say "Coach" is this acceptable?
Do I need to add into the conversation every few minutes "in my opinion" instead of just stating the facts?
Thanks for any advice you may have :)
03-12-2008, 08:15 AM
Having a form they fill out when they become a client explaining that you're not a licensed health professional, among other things, will help cover things and then you can speak as you want. It's good to have things written out for both parties so there's no confusion.
There are many who are life coaches & other types of coaches that don't have a special license.
03-12-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks! Anyone have a sample form like this? I'm not fluent in legalese :)
03-12-2008, 08:34 AM
MY AGREEMENT OF RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In consideration of my being allowed to receive coaching services from a certified wellness coach, and, in that process, to be coached in fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress management, mental health, and/or health risk management, I do hereby waive, release, and forever discharge my coach and Wellcoaches Corporation and its officers, agents, independent contractors, employees, representatives, executors, and all others from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages resulting from my participation in any activities or my use of fitness equipment arising out of my participation in any activities under such coaching.
I do also hereby release all of those mentioned and any others acting upon their behalf from any responsibility or liability for any injury or damage to myself, including those caused by the negligent act or omission of any of those mentioned or others acting on their behalf or in any way arising out of or connected with my participation in any activities of wellness coaching.
I understand that as a part of my wellness coaching program, I may be coached to, or it may be suggested that I, participate in exercise activities, e.g., exercise, aerobic training, strength training, flexibility training, etc., that could be potentially hazardous. I also understand that such activities involve risks of injury and even death, and that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and using equipment and machinery with knowledge of the dangers involved. I hereby agree to expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death.
I further understand that my certified wellness coach, as applicable, is an independent contractor and not an agent of Wellcoaches Corporation.
I do hereby further acknowledge that I have either had a physical examination and have been given a physician's permission to participate or that I have decided to participate in activity and/or use of equipment and machinery without the approval of my physician and do hereby assume all responsibility and risks of injury or death from such participation and activities.
I accept the above agreement of release of liability and the terms of the well-being assessment.
I don't accept
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