Curriculum

Thirty (30) semester credits are required to complete the Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching. It is not possible to complete this program fully online. Fourteen (14) semester credits are required to complete this certificate track. It is not possible to complete this certificate track fully online. CSPH 5701 (fall only) & CSPH 5702/CSPH 5704 (spring only) will have in person requirements once a semester.

The new curriculum builds upon our strengths of personal transformation, group coaching skills, a strong internship program, the integrative health focus and our pass rate of 100% for the NBC-HWC exam. Our curriculum will increase the emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, trauma informed coaching and leadership. The Master of Arts program will now be a 2 year program  and the certificate program can be completed in 2 semesters.

Interested in becoming a Health Coach?  Already an NBC-HWC or an ICF ACC?

We have options for those not certified yet and those seeking to become certified. For those already certified with their NBC-HWC or their ICF ACC, you will not need to take 5701 Fundamentals of Health Coaching and 5703 Health Coach Practicum I, both offered in the Fall semester.  We have many CSPH electives to choose from to enhance your educational experience.

Required Courses (Health-Related Background)

The following courses are required for students that enter the program with a health-related degree:  For a description of a health-related degree please see the section “before you apply”.

 

Electives*

(1 credit elective at 5000-level or higher* to be selected from CSPH or Minor coursework.)

Up to 10 credits may be completed^ prior to entering the program as a graduate non-degree seeking student or while enrolled in another master, doctoral, or professional level program at the University of Minnesota. Students must be admitted to the program before completing the remaining 20 required credits. 

*CSPH 4000-level may be counted for the 1 elective required. 
^ Students must be admitted to the program before completing the core health coaching courses: CSPH 5701, 5702, 5703, 5704, 5709, 5716, and 8701. For more information about how to enroll in courses that may be taken as a non-degree seeking student prior to entering the program, please contact Christina at [email protected].

Required Courses (Non-Health Related Background)

The following courses are required for students that enter the program with a degree that is not health-related:  Please see our “Before you Apply” section for a description of a health-related degree.

 

Electives

(1 credit elective at 5000-level or higher* to be selected from CSPH or Minor coursework.)

Up to 10 credits may be completed^ prior to entering the program as a graduate non-degree seeking student or while enrolled in another master, doctoral, or professional level program at the University of Minnesota. Students must be admitted to the program before completing the remaining (20) required credits. 

* CSPH 4000-level may be counted as the 1 elective. 
^ Students must be admitted to the program before completing the core health coaching courses: CSPH 5701, 5702, 5703, 5704, 5707, 5709, 5716, and 8701. For more information about how to enroll in courses that may be taken as a non-degree seeking student prior to entering the program, please contact Christina at [email protected].