Program overview

The Life and Career Coaching Organizational Leadership, M.A. concentration and certificate prepares students to assist clients in achieving goals in areas such as life transitions, significant relationships, physical health, emotional well-being, career choices and spirituality. The program is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. For the certificate, there are three pathways to completion of required coursework, depending on your educational background

  • For students who hold a master’s degree in counseling or a doctoral degree in a social or behavioral science (e.g. social work, education, health, or business), one course is required.
  • For students who hold a master’s degree in a social or behavioral science other than counseling (e.g. social work, education, health, or business), two courses are required.
  • For students who hold a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in a field outside of social or behavioral science (e.g. mathematics, biology), three courses are required.

The program is available in both a hybrid and 100% online format.

Program requirements

Students can earn a master's degree or graduate certificate. The Life and Career Coaching certificate program at Rider University is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. 

Common careers

Coaches are helping professionals who assist clients in achieving goals.

Common Topics Addressed

  • Life transitions
  • Significant relationships
  • Physical health
  • Emotional well-being
  • Career choices
  • Spirituality

Contact

For information about the M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Christina Hamme Peterson

Professor and Chair of the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

cpeterson [at] rider.edu

609-895-5487

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Contact

For information about counseling programs

Juleen Buser

Professor and Director, School Counseling and Coaching Programs

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

jbuser [at] rider.edu

609-895-5486