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What is

The Academy?

We live in a world where knowledge is power.  When knowledge is applied, it becomes a force that can truly change your life, as well as the lives of thousands more!  Our health is under attack by the very individuals we have entrusted with our well being.  These individuals do not do what is best for us; but rather, who often choose profits and the health of their bottom line over us and our health. Now is time to educate ourselves and take back our health and wellness! 

Health Optimization Coaching Academy (HOCA) Registrar, Britten McDowell, BSC,, MA,, has brought together              Dr. Howard Fisher, internationally renowned author, speaker, and clinician and Dr. Darrell Wolfethe Doc Detox, as well as several other cutting edge health and wellness instructors  to bring to you the Health Optimization Coaching Academy.


This program will feature over 35 hours of instruction on a variety of topics that will allow you to optimize your health and be certified to share this life changing information with those you encounter.  This interactive curriculum is in a 16 lecture series that is self-paced which you can do in your own time will cover topics such as:


  • Current Health Demographics

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Obesity

  • Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Osteoporosis

  • Immune System Function

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • Chronic Diseases

  • And Much More!


You can do this on your schedule!  All the material was clearly presented in terms anyone will understand. The availability to review the recorded lectures was a fantastic advantage affording customization to each person’s schedule.  

Dr. Brian Lee, FACS

I am offering my own Health Coaching Business and the connections with Britten, Dr. Fisher, Dr. Wolfe and other alumni are invaluable to me.
Kristen Lambrecht, RN
Certified HOCA Coach, Kandace Stroo, RN, says:  The in-depth coverage of each topic enhanced my life.

Health Optimization Coaching Academy Officers and Faculty

Dr. Howard Fisher


Senior Associate Dean, HOCA

Instructor, HOCA

W. Britten McDowell

BSc, MA Registrar

Instructor, HOCA

Tom Fisher


HOCA Instructor

James "Matt" Guy


HOCA is accredited by The World Organization of Natural Medicine University Federation (WONM-UHMF) 

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