Program Overview

The life and career coaching 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. Rider’s certificate program is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. There are three pathways to completion of required coursework, depending on your educational background.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Admission Requirements

Learn more about Rider’s application process.

How to apply

Rolling Admission: Recommended deadlines are August 1 (fall), December 1 (spring) and May 1 (summer)

Please submit the following:

  • Online application for graduate study
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • A statement of aims and objectives (minimum 500 words)
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended submitted directly from the institution
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
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MAOL Concentration

The Life and Career Coaching concentration in the M.A. in Organizational Leadership prepares graduates to form mentoring and coaching relationships to aid others in achieving goals in areas.

Program Requirements

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. 

Students can earn a master's degree or graduate certificate.

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

Jamie Gairo, Ph.D.

Interim Program Director of the MA Organizational Leadership and MS Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management Programs

jgairo [at] rider.edu

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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