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MA in Human Services - Life Coaching

At Regent University, students have the chance to learn about life coaching and gain the skills needed to excel in this profession through the Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program. Keep reading to learn more about this online master's degree program

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who enroll in Regent University's MA in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program should be interested in learning how to motivate individuals or groups to attain personal or professional goals from a Christian perspective. Admission to this program is intended for students possessing a bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology or a related field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MA in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program is designed to teach the ins and outs of Christian life coaching. Students have the chance to learn about the foundations of behavioral science and human services, advanced coaching skills, Christian coaching, professional ethics and more so they might effectively lead and motivate at the personal or business level.

While enrolled in this nonlicensure program, students have the opportunity to take part in supervised coaching and advanced coaching practicums that offer at least 130 hours of coaching experience, combined. Students also have the chance to take part in a field experience that focuses on human services and Christianity. This experience is designed to provide students with 150 hours of on-site experience and includes 50 hours of direct time with clients.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Human Services with a Concentration in Life Coaching:

In Regent University's MA in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program, students must take six required core courses and four concentration courses, which add up to 30 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (18 hours)

  • Foundations of Human Services
  • Behavioral Science Foundations
  • Professional Ethics in the Human Service Fields
  • Helping Skills & Techniques
  • Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity
  • Capstone & Field Experience

Life Coaching Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • Christian Coaching
  • Coaching Practicum
  • Advanced Coaching Practicum

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the MA in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program, students could continue their education so they're able to expand their coaching experience into new specializations or work toward careers in research or academia. The program is designed to provide students with the foundation they need to earn a doctoral degree.

Potential academic programs for graduates include:

  • PhD in Counseling & Psychological Studies with a concentration in Life Coaching
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) with a concentration in Leadership Coaching
  • PhD in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

The MA in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching program is intended to teach students skills and techniques for life management and organizational leadership that could be applied in the workforce. After graduating, students might secure entrepreneurial coaching roles or positions focused on leadership within a business setting.

Positions graduates may be able to pursue include:

  • Life coach
  • Human services manager
  • Career counselor
  • Personal development coach
  • Pastoral counselor

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