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Students and professionals who select our Professional Coaching & Human Development doctoral program will be on the cutting edge as the profession of coaching moves to university degree status, and will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best known pioneers of this evolving field. Designed with the busy professional in mind, our program provides a great deal of flexibility in training opportunities, one-on-one mentoring, and distance learning. Those who earn their Ph.D. in our Professional Coaching & Human Development program will not only prepare themselves to become the finest of coaches, but will gain a competitive advantage as this burgeoning field continues to grow.

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Masters Program:  45 Credits
(30 Credits in Required Courses, 15 Credits in Electives​)

Doctorate Program:  90 Credits
(50 Credits in Required Courses, 40 Credits in Electives)

 

Combined Masters/Doctorate Program:  120 Credits
(50 Credits in Required Courses, 70 Credits in Electives)

Course credits toward your degree may be earned in the following ways:

 

Many students earn course credits by having their mentor assign books to read on the course topic, and writing papers or completing projects that demonstrate their understanding of the assigned material. Credits can also be obtained by attending conferences, workshops, retreats, or online courses from established academic institutions. Students may request and submit for IUPS approval (through their mentors), permission to earn credits through external programs. Students also have the opportunity to assist in designing their own electives, allowing for education customization.

 

A key criteria for earning credits is for students to demonstrate how learning this subject matter impacts their lives personally and professionally. Integration of course material is of paramount importance at IUPS. 

Course #     Credits    Required Core Courses for Masters

PCH 500          3         The Essential Foundation of Coaching
PCH 501          3         Theories of Counseling
PCH 502          3          Human Development & Personality Theory
PCH 507          3          The Spiritual Dimension of Coaching
PCH 508          2          Awareness of Cross-Cultural Issues
PCH 509          2          Psychopathology
PCH 570          2          Legal and Ethical Issues in Coaching
PCH 580          2          Practicum/Fieldwork
PCH 590        10          Thesis

Course#     Credits    Required Core Courses for Doctorates

PCH 600          5        The Essential Foundation of Coaching
PCH 601          5        Theories of Counseling
PCH 602          5        Human Development & Personality Theory
PCH 607          5        The Spiritual Dimension of Coaching
PCH 608          3        Awareness of Cross-Cultural Issues
PCH 609          2        Psychopathology
PCH 670          2        Legal and Ethical Issues in Coaching
PCH 675          3        Research Methods in Coaching
PCH 680          5        Practicum/Fieldwork
PCH 690        15        Dissertation Research Project

Electives

Below are examples of electives that one may consider taking as part of this degree program. Students, in concert with their mentors shall determine which electives are most relevant to their educational aspirations.


Course #     Credits     Courses

PCH 610        1 - 5        Advanced Career Coaching Skills: The Life Purpose Process
PCH 612        1 - 5        Advanced Personality Theory

PCH 613        1 - 5        Consciousness Studies
PCH 614        1 - 5        Alignment and Embodiment of Values and Ethics
PCH 615        1 - 5        Body-Centered Psychotherapy
PCH 616        1 - 5        Clinical Neuropsychology
PCH 617        1 - 5        Coaching the Mid-life Transition
PCH 619        1 - 5        Coaching with the Enneagram
PCH 620        1 - 5        Communication & Team Building
PCH 621        1 - 5        Community Psychology
PCH 622        1 - 5        Conflict Resolution
PCH 623        1 - 5        Conscious Relationships
PCH 624        1 - 5        Consulting Skills
PCH 625        1 - 5        Cross-Cultural Coaching
PCH 626        1 - 5        Death and Dying – Grief and Loss
PCH 627        1 - 5        Eco-Psychology
PCH 628        1 - 5        EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Certification
PCH 633        1 - 5        Family and Marital Therapy
PCH 634        1 - 5        Family Business Coaching
PCH 635        1 - 5        Gestalt Therapy
PCH 636        1 - 5        Human Sexuality Counseling
PCH 637        1 - 5        Hypnotherapy Certification
PCH 638        1 - 5        Introduction To Adult Developmental Coaching
PCH 639        1 - 5        Introduction To Coaching the Entrepreneur and the Small Business
PCH 640        1 - 5        Introduction To Executive Coaching and Development
PCH 642        1 - 5        Introduction To Transpersonal Coaching
PCH 643        1 - 5        Intuition in Business
PCH 645        1 - 5        Organizational Psychology