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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Life Coaching

Regent University's Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Life Coaching program intends to teach students advanced techniques for helping people realize their true potential. Read on for more info on this program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Life Coaching

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this Ph.D. program in counseling should have a master's degree in a mental health field that meets course prerequisites. Applicants with at least one year of experience in the discipline of mental health are preferred. All doctoral programs at Regent University require a 30-hour master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Helping people realize their true potential, giving guidance to those going through a life crisis, and being a leader in mental health are all goals that Regent University strives to help students achieve in the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Life Coaching program. The curriculum gives students a chance to explore ways in which humans grow and develop, learn methodologies for research in the field, and foster motivational strategies for daily life. Coursework touches on topics like recognizing addictive behaviors, parsing out statistics, and working through trauma. The program includes a supervised coaching practicum. It does not result in professional credentialing, but could be a good fit for individuals who want to advance their counseling skills and knowledge.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

51 credits.

Financial Aid:

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 Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Life Coaching:

Regent asks students to fulfill 51 credit hours to complete this program. The program is divided between classroom work, dissertation research, and supervised coaching practicums. 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 (51 credits)

  • Research Methods in Psychological Sciences I
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • Christian Coaching
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Coaching Practicum
  • Advanced Coaching Practicum
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Statistics
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Supervision
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Dissertation Research III
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Life Coaching degree program was designed to equip graduates with the psychological know-how and counseling skills to work at the highest levels of the mental health profession. Some positions graduates might consider include:

  • Executive coach
  • Life skills program executive
  • Researcher/writer
  • Mental health services consultant

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