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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 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 and complete CLP 090   (Eight Core LIFE Proficiencies seminars) and FYE 101  and FYE 103  (LIFE First Year Experience). The degree is as follows:

Core Curriculum Offerings

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

Total: 65 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 10 - 12 Quarter Hours

Total: 123 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, of which the last year must be in residence at Life University, with at least 45 quarter credit hours of Health Coaching courses being earned in the last year of 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. A recommendation for graduation and completion of an exit interview with the Sport Health Science faculty.
  5. Exit interviews with Financial Aid, Career Placement and Accounting Counselors.
  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   

(Must get a grade of “C” or better in Area II: Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computers for the following MAT 101, BIO 111, BIO 112, and CHM 111)

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 forSHS 321  

Area VI: Health Coaching Electives

(37-39 Quarter Credit hours required)

Area VII: General Electives

(10-12 Quarter Hours) Any courses not previously used

Total Credits: 188 Quarter Hours

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