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Certificate in Life Coaching

Get your Life Coaching Certification online at Indiana Wesleyan University, your gateway to mastering the art and science of effective coaching. This entirely online program, spanning six months and comprising five comprehensive courses, is designed for individuals eager to explore the dynamic field of life coaching. Whether you're looking to enhance your leadership capabilities or kickstart a career in professional coaching, our certification offers the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Why Pursue My Life Coaching Certification Online at IWU?

In the Indiana Wesleyan University Life Coaching Certificate program, you'll immerse yourself in the essentials of effective coaching, learning to facilitate personal and professional growth in others. Our expert, Christian faculty teach through the same biblical worldview found on our main campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. You’ll also find our tuition rates are locked in on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU.

What Will I Learn in this Life Coaching Program?

Our curriculum equips you with a solid understanding of coaching fundamentals, including the art of active listening, the skill of asking transformative questions, and the ability to foster meaningful change. You'll also learn how to establish trustful coaching relationships and adhere to the highest ethical standards and professional practices in the field. This comprehensive approach prepares you for a successful career in life coaching, meeting the growing demand for this skill set in the job market.

Apply to get your life coaching certification online today at IWU!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

16 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Life Coaching Program

Coursework for your life coaching certification online covers how to:

  • Apply the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Implement a coaching mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client-centered
  • Cultivate trust and safety by providing a supportive environment for clients
  • Facilitate client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor, or analogy
  • Develop partnerships with clients to transform learning and insight into action

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • ICF-certified Life Coach
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Community Support Specialist

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Accepted as a regular degree-seeking student or as an unclassified student. Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation.
  • Three recommendations – at least one from a supervisor/professional.
  • Applicants whose application documents demonstrate potential for success in the life coaching academic certificate will be invited to participate in a personal interview.

Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all required courses
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree-seeking students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in required to receive the certificate
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at 

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