The Life Coaching Certificate is aligned to coaching competencies identified by the Board Certified Coach (BCC) and International Coach Federation (ICF).  Knowledge gained in this program is beneficial for individuals with a degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or other professions who want to transition into a life coaching role. The curriculum focuses on developing effective coach/client relationships, using coaching models and strategies appropriate for individual clients and groups, developing cultural awareness, and exploring emotional intelligence. Coursework also includes a solution focused approach, ethical considerations, using and interpreting assessments, and partnering with clients to achieve their personal and professional potential.

This program has specific admission requirements.

Certificate Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Distinguish between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and supervising.

  • Explain the characteristics that encourage an effective coaching experience.

  • Demonstrate fundamental active listening and coaching skills.

  • Evaluate various models to determine most appropriate for specific coaching situations.

  • Evaluate assessments to determine applicability and effectiveness in various coaching situations.

  • Use assessments to promote an effective coaching experience.

  • Compare strategies and techniques associated with coaching individuals versus coaching in teams and groups.

  • Generate strategies for coaching teams and groups within an organizational structure.

  • Apply ethical guidelines and professional standards associated with individual, team, and group coaching.

Certificate Requirements (15 semester hours)

EDUC536Foundations of Coaching 13
EDUC633Emotional Intelligence and Coaching Assessments3
EDUC635Coaching Groups and Teams3
EDUC628Social and Cultural Diversity Counseling3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Human Growth and Development
Career Counseling and Development
Entrepreneurial Marketing 2
Total Semester Hours15