Program Description

Who it's for

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices is for certified business and executive coaches, active and credentialed members of a relevant professional association (e.g. International Coach Federation, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, etc.) and those coaches working in, or with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, practice, and expertise in the area of professional coaching.

Delivery Model

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices program provides the opportunity for students to choose completely online courses, or to opt for a blended delivery which combines both on-campus and online components.

On-Campus Learning

Students can expect the residency periods to be quite rigorous. The daily schedule for residencies is usually from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Homework, readings, and team assignments are completed outside of these hours so it is recommended that you keep your evenings available for these activities.

Online Learning

The online portion of our Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program is delivered through the Moodle learning platform. There are deadlines for assignments; however, students work through the requirements of the course at their own pace. A number of different information delivery methods are used, including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive learning and "chat" bulletin boards for corresponding with your team members, who may be on the other side of the country. Students are assigned to a team during the first residency and continue to work together during the online courses.

Each 10-week course can be taken sequentially or non-sequentially and requires a level of effort of approximately 15-20 hours per week. During the first course, the amount of time required may be higher as students familiarize themselves with our online learning platform.

Advanced Standing

Upon completion of this certificate program, successful graduates may apply credits towards our MBA, MA in Tourism Management, and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies programs. The tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

Continuing Coach Education Credits

Courses within this certificate qualify for Continuing Coach Education Credits (CCEs) through the International Coach Federation. Upon completion of each course, students can expect to receive:

ADVC612: 37.5 CCE's

ADVC635: 31.5 CCE's

ADVC660: 24 CCE's

ADVC680: 24 CCE's