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Program Format & Schedule

The Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching is usually completed in two years (six trimesters) and is delivered in three flexible formats to accommodate a variety of students’ schedules: online, on campus, and hybrid. Students may choose a different scheduling option under academic advisement, depending on course availability, to shorten or lengthen their time in the program.

See the latest list of Program Start Dates to determine the availability of your preferred format.

Online Format

Students who complete the program online will be eligible for ICF and NBHWC credentialing as nationally-certified health and wellness coaches. Read more here.

Program Schedule:

Online courses run mostly on demand (asynchronously) throughout each trimester. Online courses offer great flexibility for the student. Because of the experiential nature of coaching, however, some coaching courses (COA 610, COA 616, COA 620, and COA 660) require live (synchronous) participation. Students must plan their schedules to attend live peer-to-peer and mentor coaching sessions. A variety of scheduling options are available to accommodate students’ different needs and time zones. The syllabus for each course provides details about weekly lessons and includes expectations, due dates for assignments, and required live (synchronous) lab participation. For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar.

On Campus Format

On-campus courses are delivered in a weekend format to accommodate students with weekday commitments and those who can travel to attend the program. Classes typically meet Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Most coursework is completed on campus in this format, with some assignments due between weekend classes. Class dates are subject to change. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions or visit www.muih.edu for additional class schedule details.

Students who complete the program on campus will be eligible for NBHWC certification as a nationally-certified health and wellness coach and for ICF certification for 60 to 200 hours. Read more here.

Limited Residency Format

Maryland University of Integrative Health is currently unable to enroll students into the fully online format of our academic programs if they are residents of one of the following states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, New York, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. There are various reasons for this, governed by the higher education agency of the state and/or by the state’s participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). We continue to keep lines of communication open with state policy makers and with NC-SARA to determine MUIH’s eligibility in the future. 

In the interim, we have created a Limited Residency format for several of our academic programs that will allow residents of these states to apply for and enroll in these programs.  A Limited Residency format is available for the following certificates and degrees: 

  • Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Science in Health Promotion
  • Master of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Master of Science in Herbal Product Design and Manufacture
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies
  • Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health

The Limited Residency format will require students to come to campus for a minimum number of weekend courses over the length of their entire degree program, while completing the rest of the program online.  Please click here to see a detailed breakdown of the limited residency courses that are required for this program. 

If you are an applicant from one of these states, please make sure to select “Hybrid-Limited Residency” as your program format when completing your application.   

Program Schedule

Class times are 5 – 9 p.m. on Fridays and between 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Class dates are subject to change.

First Year Schedule - Spring 2018 Intake

2018

2018 2018 2018
Trimester 1* Trimester 2  Trimester 3 

January 13-14
January 19
January 26
February 2-4
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 2-4
March 9
March 16
March 23

 

May 4-6
June 1-3
June 29-30
July 1
Aug 3-5

September 14-16

November 30
December 1-2
 

*Please note that this reflects a FULLY on-campus load for Trimester 1.  Please contact the Admissions team if you intend to pursue ICF credentialing and would like to take courses online in your first trimester.

For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar.

Hybrid Format

Hybrid format means that coursework is completed through a combination of online and on-campus courses. Students may choose the format of each course on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability. See the descriptions above for details on online and on-campus formats. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.

Students who complete this program through a combination of online and on campus courses will be eligible for ICF and NBHWC credentialing as nationally-certified health and wellness coaches. Read more here.

Program Schedule

See On Campus Format above for course dates. Students’ individual schedules may vary depending on course selection.

Online courses run mostly on demand (asynchronously) throughout each trimester with some requirements for live (synchronous) participation. Students must plan their schedules to attend live peer-to-peer and mentor coaching sessions. A variety of scheduling options are available to accommodate students’ different needs and time zones. For trimester start and end dates, see the Academic Calendar.