How to Choose University Life Coaching Courses

University life coaching courses are everywhere. There are online courses, correspondence courses, accredited courses, college courses, and more. If you are looking to become a life coach, there are plenty of options for you. However, almost anyone can start a life coaching school, so it is wise to do some due diligence before you sign up with any life coaching program. Finding the right university life coaching courses takes a little effort!

How to Choose University Life Coaching Courses

One of the keywords here is “university.” You want courses that are similar to what you would take at a university. You want accredited teachers who possess experience and training. You want quality work and study materials and you want to earn a diploma (certification). Well, how do you find these quality courses and start your journey to becoming a life coach?

Ask the Google Man

That’s right – a simple Google search is the perfect beginning. You surely know that Google will supply plenty of results when searching for life coaching courses. However, did you know that Google also weeds out the junk. Listings found on the first page of search results have managed to satisfy Google’s strict requirements and are probably legit programs. Though Google cannot assess the quality of teachers and master coaches, it is good to start with listings on the first page or two of Google.

A Good Reputation is a Good Thing to Have

While on Google, you can also use it to find reviews and testimonials on university life coaching courses and programs. You will undoubtedly be able to find some information on the schools, the classes, or the teachers. This is another good way to narrow down your search.

A Good Coaching Website Equals a Good Coaching School

Well, not exactly, but it is a good place to start. If the website looks like crap or appears to have been built by a five-year old, that might be a serious red flag to stay away. A good website is an invitation to look further and find out more about the program.


Being accredited means that the program has satisfied the requirement of a governing body in the coaching industry. Accreditation doesn’t mean it is the best course for you, but it does mean that it is legit and has adhered to certain standards of quality.

Coaching Assessments

Any good coaching program needs to include coaching assessments and real world experience with mentor coaches. Find out what the program offers for assessments and mentor coaching. Individualized coach-the-coach sessions are a great way for you to learn from experienced coaches and for mentors to assess your progress.

Ask Questions and then Ask Some More Questions

Talk to staff and talk to students if at all possible. Ask any question you can about the program and the coaches. Remember, there are no stupid questions!

When choosing a university life coaching course, take the time and effort to do quality research. To be a quality life coach, it helps to have a quality beginning. With a computer and a phone, you can begin your research from the comfort of your home. There are many university life coaching courses, but it is up to you to find the right one for you.

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Fred Philips
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  1. says

    Thanks for pointing out that there may be university life coaching programs out there. To be honest, I never really considered formal colleges/universities to have these courses or programs. What are some of the coaching associations you recommend most highly? If I’m looking for a coach, I also want someone who is a) a successful veteran in my field of interest with b) a proven financial track record of results.

  2. says

    I didn’t know that Universities trained in this kind of coaching either, it’s great they do, so long as their training is practical as well, so coach students get some “real life” experience. I agree that google is always a good place to start when looking for anything like this. The reputable associations do seem to get to the top naturally, plus they must’ve been around for awhile to be on the first or second page. And that shows their experience also.

    Regards from Julieanne

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