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Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Well-Being Coaching

  • Delivery: 
    Primarily Online
  • Cost: 
    Part time, per credit: $1,353.34 (resident); $2,093.24 (nonresident); full time, per semester: $8,120.00 (resident); $12,560.00 (nonresident)
  • Total credits: 
    38
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA: 
    3.0
  • Application deadlines: 
    February 1 (priority); March 15 (final)
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    Academic Health Center
  • Department: 
    Center for Spirituality & Healing

Health Coaching is an emerging method of partnering with clients to achieve their overall goals. It is practiced from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. Graduates of this degree can work in a multitude of practice settings, including hospitals, clinics, health educational facilities, community centers, senior living centers, fitness venues, corporations, schools, and private practice.

Program Format

All coursework is offered in a blended format—a combination of online courses with in-person intensives. Students will be required to visit campus no more than two weekends per semester. You will take a common set of core classes and have an opportunity to do a minor in another department, or an area of concentration from among many options at CSH.

Curriculum

Required Courses (or their equivalents)

  • CSPH 5101 Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (3 credits)
  • KIN 5123 Motivational Interventions in Physical Activity (3 credits)
  • CSPH 5431 Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2 credits)
  • CSPH 5701 Fundamentals of Health Coaching I (4 credits)
  • CSPH 5702 Fundamentals of Health Coaching II (4 credits)
  • CSPH 5703 Advanced Health Coaching Practicum (3 credits)
  • CSPH 5704 Business of Health Coaching (2 credits)
  • CSPH 5705 Professional Internship in Health Coaching (2 credits)
  • CSPH 5706 Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine (2 credits)
  • CSPH 5707 Coaching People with Clinical Conditions (2 credits)
  • CSPH 5708 Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1 credit; online)
  • CSPH 5709 Health and Wellness Coaching for Groups (2 credits)
  • CSPH 8701 Master’s Capstone (2 credits)

Electives (6 credits to be selected from CSPH or Minor coursework.)

Prerequisites for Admission

Required

  • BA or BS in a health-related field

or

  • BA or BS in a health-unrelated field with the following University of Minnesota coursework, or equivalent, from another accredited college or university: one basic course in Human Physiology, one basic course in Psychology, one course in Basic Statistics

Recommended

  • Coursework in, or applied work experience with, basic medical terminology
  • School or work/life experience with communication skills and human resources management
  • School or work demonstration of strong written communication skills