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.
Students who complete the program online will be eligible for ICF and NBHWC credentialing as nationally-certified health and wellness coaches. Read more here.
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.
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 - Fall 2019 Intake
*ISci 631 Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health
Friday, September 13
Friday, September 27
Friday, October 11
Friday, October 25
Friday, November 8
Online: September 1 – October 19 or October 20 – December 7
*COA 605: Foundations of Health Lifestyles
Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Online: October 20 – December 13, 2019
APP 606 Becoming a Healing Presence
Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8
Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17
Online: September 1 – December 13
Spring/Summer 2020 Intake
1st weekend 1/17-18-19 2nd weekend 2/28-29-3/1
1st weekend 1/24-25-26 2nd weekend 3/6-7-8
1st weekend 5/1-2-3 2nd weekend 6/12-13-14
*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 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.
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.