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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Coaching B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Health Coaching degree must complete a minimum of 188 credit hours of instruction plus 10 hours of SLP (service project). The degree is as follows:

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Humanities, Health and Wellness 25 Quarter Hours
Area II: Social Sciences 15 Quarter Hours
Area III: Science, Mathematics and Computers 20 Quarter Hours

Total: 60 Quarter Hours

Bachelor of Science in Health Coaching Offerings

Area IV: Natural Science Core 15 Quarter Hours
Area V: Health Coaching Requirements 59 Quarter Hours
Area VI: Health Coaching Electives and Minors 37 - 39 Quarter Hours
Area VII: General Electives 15 - 17 Quarter Hours

Total: 128 Quarter Hours

Total for Bachelor of Science in Health Coaching: 188 Quarter Hours

Health Coaching Outcomes

  1. Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to pursue endeavors within their selected field of study.
  2. Have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to complete the certification process as determined by the professional agencies.
  3. Have the ability to interpret, analyze and apply information.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge about health and chronic diseases.
  5. Understand the role of wellness in enhancing the quality of life.
  6. Have an understanding of the major risk factors for hypokinetic/chronic diseases and the role that exercise plays in reducing these risks.
  7. Have interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective delivery of information to clients, greater community and other healthcare professionals.
  8. Demonstration professionalism and contribute of the healthcare community.
  9. Be able to design exercise and performance enhancement programs for individuals ranging from healthy to at-risk populations.
  10. Have an understanding of nutrition as it relates to health and performance.
  11. Have an understanding of the psychology and coaching principles related to human behavior.

Additional Completion Requirements

  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, with at least 25% of coursework completed at  Life University. 45 quarter credit hours of Health Coaching courses being earned in residency.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all Health Coaching and Natural Science core courses (Areas IV - VI) courses with a minimum grade of “C.”
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Exit interviews with Career Placement and Accounting Counselors.
  5. Complete Exit Counseling online at if you borrowed federal loans.
  6. Official Graduation Records Review with the Registrar or designate.

To complete the Bachelor of Science with 188 quarter credit hours and a major in Health Coaching, students are required to take the following core curriculum listed below for Area I-VII.

Areas I, II, III

Core Curriculum Offerings   

All Health Coaching students are advised to take BIO 111 and CHM 111 in Area II.

Area IV: Natural Science Core

(14-15 Quarter Credit Hours Required; or any 9-10 credit hours of Anatomy & Physiology); Grade “C” or better required for Graduation Credit.


* NTR 300  and NTR 405  can substitute for SHS 406  (7 credits - NTR 306  is a pre-req for NTR 405 ) 

** NTR 320 , NTR 321  and NTR 433  can substitute for SHS 321   

Area VI: Health Coaching Electives

Choose any of the following (37-39 Credit Hours):

Area VII: General Electives

(15-17 Quarter Hours) Any courses not previously used

Total Credits: 188 Quarter Hours

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