Program Details

Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
ProgramLength:
Total Program Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program
Program Tuition Rate:
Online: $500 per credit. [More Info]

Overview

Mentor Others to Best Utilize their Abilities

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching program blends psychology, sociology and counseling practices that you can use to help others reach their personal and professional potential. This College of Humanities and Social Sciences program is a study of cognition, motivation, leadership theory, communication and observations so that you can help your peers build and sustain life balance while simultaneously increasing their opportunities for success.

The life coaching graduate certificate is ideal for those who seek advanced education and have already earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, counseling or a related field. Courses in both individual and organizational coaching strategies can improve knowledge, skills, communication and understanding of others’ motivations to help them succeed.

Degree Outcomes

Help Others Succeed

GCU's Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching program encourages you to explore advanced cognitive theory; study individuals' habits to help them improve personally, professionally or spiritually; and interpret assessments to help you develop efficient, ethical coaching strategies. The life coaching certificate program also places strong emphasis on the following topics: motivation, leadership theory, communication, data analysis and responses to psychology and sociology.

What You Will Learn

Develop Effective Coaching Strategies

This graduate certificate program exposes you to a variety of topics, including:

  • Comparisons between coaching, psychology, cognition and counseling
  • Techniques and skills for individuals
  • Techniques and skills for organizations
  • Assessments

Career Outcomes

Entrepreneurial Careers in Business and Education

Employment prospects in life coaching include working with a range of diverse individuals, groups and professional organizations. You can work as an entrepreneur within a private organization or health care facility, or you may choose to work on behalf of individuals or families. Throughout the course of the certificate program, you are exposed to a variety of peer occupations and situations in demand of your services.

Course List

The programs offered at Grand Canyon University may vary by content and course length. You are currently viewing the program version available in Arizona. In order to view the specific course content and credit length available for your state, please contact a counselor at 1-855-GCU-LOPE or click here to request more information.
Major:
16 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course covers the differences and similarities between coaching and other social services fields, such as counseling, psychology, or social work. Students learn the principle theories influencing the field of coaching as well as fundamental coaching skill.

Course Description

This course provides a deeper look into coaching for individuals. It covers skills, models, and techniques specific to working with individuals and competencies of coaching. Students learn the basics of developing a professional coaching plan and niche development.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of executive coaching provided within the business/organization as well as the ethical considerations specific to this field.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of assessments commonly used in the coaching field. Students will develop an understanding of administration and interpretation of assessments as well as how to provide professional feedback relevant for real life application.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program's On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program’s published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution’s catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who graduated between 7/1 – 6/30 of the preceding year. The On-Time Completion rate is determined by the number of students in the cohort who completed the program within the published program length divided by the number of students in the cohort who graduated.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.