Women’s health professionals face a unique set of challenges in their work.

They are often tasked with treating complex, chronic health issues that are intertwined with their patients’ mental, emotional, and social well-being.

However, many professionals find themselves lacking the necessary tools to address these issues in a comprehensive and effective manner.

This is where integrative women’s health and health coaching come in.

In this post, we’ll explore the experience of Arlene Cavan, DPT, PT, a physical therapist who became a certified women’s health coach through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute’s, NBHWC-approved Women’s Health Coach Certification Program. 

Interested in learning more? Watch the full interview between Arlene Cavan, PT, DPT, WHC and Dr. Jessica Drummond!

IWHI’s mission is to help women achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Dr. Jessica Drummond, founder of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI), recently sat down with Arlene Cavan, a physical therapist from San Francisco, to discuss her experience with The Women’s Health Coach Certification program.

Arlene had been struggling with the limitations of traditional physical therapy and was looking for ways to better address the mental and emotional health needs of her patients.

Arlene’s story is not unique.

Many women’s health professionals find themselves in a similar position, struggling to treat their patients holistically while also grappling with their own self-doubt and uncertainty.

However, the IWHI Women’s Health Coach Certification program provides professionals with the tools and training they need to address these challenges head-on.

The program teaches health coaches how to integrate physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being into their practice, helping them provide a more comprehensive and effective approach to women’s health.

It also provides a supportive community of like-minded professionals who are committed to advancing women’s health.

 While committing to a new program or career path can feel overwhelming at times as it requires an investment of time and money, not to mention a new way of thinking and practicing, The Women’s Health Coach Certification program offers countless hours of support and mentorship.

WHC graduate, Arlene Cavan, DPT, PT, discovered, the rewards are well worth the time and effort.

Through this program our students and graduate also have the opportunity to become part of a community of passionate and supportive professionals who are working together to advance women’s health.

In conclusion, The Women’s Health Coach Certification program is an invaluable resource for women’s health professionals looking to expand their knowledge and expertise.

By embracing this integrative approach, health professionals can provide their patients with the comprehensive care they need to achieve optimal health and well-being.

While it may require stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, the rewards of this program are well worth the effort.

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Become a Board-Certified Women’s Health Coach 

In this NBWHC accredited health coach training program, learn the foundations of health coaching, functional nutrition,  and integrative health strategies specifically designed for women. 

Plus, an entire component is dedicated to business training to teach the best strategies to build a thriving health coaching practice.


The Integrative Women’s Health Institute offers a comprehensive Women’s Health Coach Certification program that is designed to help healthcare providers and coaches learn how to support women to achieve optimal health and wellness.

The program offers actionable and evidence-based information that can be applied in a clinical setting, in a functional medicine or wellness practice setting, in private practice locally or globally online, or in any number of innovative transformational healthcare settings.

It’s time for a new model of healthcare that cares about the health of its providers as well as its patients!

If you’re a women’s health professional looking to expand your knowledge and services, becoming a Certified Women’s Health Coach through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute may be the perfect fit for you to up-level your career!

With a comprehensive program that covers skilled coaching communication, functional nutrition specifically for women’s health (including menstrual health, hormonal health, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause, and even women’s specific heart and brain health!), you will have the skills you need to level up and create the modern healthcare practice of your dreams, just like Arlene!

Healthcare of the future is here today. 

If you’re ready to take your first step towards becoming a board-certified Women’s Health Coach, please schedule a call with our admissions team below. 

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Founder & CEO

Dr. Jessica Drummond,


Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC, is the founder and CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, The Outsmart Endo Health Coaching Program, and the creator of the Women's Health Coach Certification.

She is passionate about caring for and empowering people who struggle with women’s and pelvic health concerns. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians and wellness professionals in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.

Dr. Drummond has two decades of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist, licensed clinical nutritionist, and board certified health coach working with women with pelvic pain, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and bladder pain syndrome. She brings a unique, conservative, and integrative approach to supporting women to overcome hormonal imbalances, and chronic pain conditions.

She is a sought after international speaker on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, menopause, and female athlete nutrition. Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.

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The Women's Health Coach Certification is for people who want to become a board-certified health coach, build a women’s health coaching specialty practice, support clients, and have a lucrative career in the growing health coaching industry.
Discover the foundations of health coaching, functional nutrition, and lifestyle medicine, specifically designed for women. PLUS, this program includes health coach business training that teaches how to build a thriving practice.