Life Coaching Degree
Various colleges are now providing a life coaching degree. Here are a few of them:
- Howard Community College offers a Professional Coaching program. This isn’t a life coaching degree in and of itself, but it’s a ‘college’ course, which helps with some of the credibility.
- Massachusetts School Of Professional Psychology offers the “GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE COACHING PROGRAM (GCEC)”. This is as close to a life coaching degree as you’ll get without going to Columbia University (I hear)
- The International University of Professional Studies offers programs in Professional Coaching & Human Development
- The University of Texas at Dallas offers an Executive and Professional Coaching Program
Becoming a Certified Life Coach:
Many organizations offer a chance to become a certified life coach. A few options:
ICF offers many coaching schools that offer certifications and chances to become a certified life coach.
JTS Advisors offers several different opportunities to become a certified life coach in disciplines such as Accountability Coaching, Strategy Coaching, Assessment Coaching, and Master Coach counseling strategies as well.
Other Certifications (Other Than a Certified Life Coach Track):
You may need to look for certifications outside of the coaching world, because those certifications may offer more important skills than even the coaching certifications or life coaching degrees do (for your particular focus).
Life Coaching Training
Many trainings that don’t offer a chance to become a certified life coach are very valuable and shouldn’t be passed up just
because of their non-certification status. Just as there are very few life coaching degrees, there are very few coaching schools that give you the certifications that are widely accepted. Some of the best training can be gotten from schools that don’t offer certification.
Just Do It (No Training)
You always have the option to just go out and start coaching and see what happens. these opportunities for life coaching degrees and to become a certified life coach will always be there waiting for you to be ready for them. As they say, when the student is ready the teacher appears!
Jeffrey T. Sooey
CEO, JTS Advisors
Founder, Coaches Training Blog community