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Explore Regent's online MA in Human Services - Life Coaching program.

M.A. in Human Services – Life Coaching

Maximize Human Potential

Does helping others identify, pursue and achieve life goals light a fire in you? Through the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services – Life Coaching, you can prepare to work with others in personal and motivational contexts. This nonlicensure life coaching online concentration focuses on Christian coaching with supervised field experience including an advanced coaching practicum. Courses are taught using a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion.

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Gain Tools to Build Others

Learn motivation, leadership, and cognition techniques to help others maximize their time, talents and interests.

Give Wings to Your Career Goals

Explore how you can advance as a coaching entrepreneur or within the field of organizational leadership, HR, and more.

Learn From Top Christian Coaches

Experience personal transformation from life coaches who both teach “how to’s” and help you develop practical steps toward your goals.

Courses are taught from a Christian perspective by faculty members in Virginia Beach and beyond.

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Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Life Coaching degree, you will be able to:

  • Experience supervised field experience in coaching including a wide range of life issues and service recipients.
  • Acquire demonstration, modeling, practice and evaluation skills and techniques.
  • Integrate experiential learning theory through first-hand experience, field research and service-learning projects.

Career Opportunities

  • Life coach
  • Career counselor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Human services manager
  • Student advocate
16%
Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026

Continuing experiential application of significant personality theories and practice of more advanced counseling skills. Overview of the techniques and practices derived from the major psychotherapeutic systems relevant to these more advanced skills. Emphasis on the demonstration, modeling, practice and evaluation of these core skills and techniques. Prerequisite: HSC 524. Cross-listed with MHPS 625.

Introduces the student to the field of life coaching in the context of Christian helping relations, and assists them in working with others to facilitate individual development. Multicultural and diversity issues are explored in relation to the role of coach and client. Cross-listed with MHPS 626.

A supervised field experience in coaching. Students must obtain at least 50 hours of supervised experience. In addition to supervision at the pre-approved site, students also complete a weekly seminar offered by program faculty. The coaching field experience may address a wide range of life issues and service recipients. Prerequisite: HSC 526. Cross-listed with MHPS 680.

A supervised field experience in coaching. Students must obtain at least 80 hours of supervised experience. In addition to supervision at the pre-approved site, students also complete a weekly seminar offered by program faculty. The coaching field experience may address a wide range of life issues and service recipients. Prerequisite: HSC 596. Cross-listed with MHPS 681.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

Prerequisites:

Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.

Application Process:

The Admissions Committee may require a brief Admissions Interview on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype with one of our admissions staff and/or SPC faculty members and typically take 20 minutes.

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete an Academic Background Questionnaire

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“I would recommend Regent's counseling programs to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of others and of themselves.”

Karen Palmer, M.A., 2011 Human Services

“Two degrees down, one to go! So happy to have completed my master’s in psychology!”

Ally Duggins, M.S. in Psychology, 2020 Co-Founder, Willow House Media

“Regent University is a place where you'll be involved. There are so many opportunities through Regent that, if you're willing to go there, you're going to be afforded the opportunities.”

Toni Gines-Rivera, Ph.D., 2010 Counselor Education and Supervision

“My time at Regent left me with a desire for excellence. I believe that was something that was already instilled in me but my education here challenged me even more.”

Eric Ferguson, M.A. in Counseling, 1997 Founder, Metanoia Missions International

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling