Online B.S. Human Services
Life Coaching

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Overview of the Online Human Services Life Coaching Program

Create empowered, healthy relationships to drive social change.

Are you called to help others discover their gifts and talents? Do you feel led to be a beacon of hope to those who are oppressed and overwhelmed? Do you want to improve your communication skills to serve others with increased confidence and direction? The Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Life Coaching will prepare you to empower others to achieve personal and professional success.

  • Online and onsite program options
  • Hands-on, engaging curriculum
  • Preparation for certification under the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Advocate for positive social change
  • Apply the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences
  • Describe the importance of ongoing learning and development as a life coach

Career Options

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


45 Total
$395/ Credit Hour *

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


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


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

15 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the Bachelor General Education page.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified in IWU Catalog (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

BS Human Services – Life Coaching - Licensure Disclosure

The Bachelors of Science Degree with a major in Human Services (with a Specialization in Life Coaching) program at Indiana Wesleyan University seeks to prepare program graduates for certification and service in the Life Coaching profession.  Certification per the International Coaching Federation (ICF) does not vary by state.  To be eligible to participate in the credentialing process, the graduate must

  • complete a minimum of 100 client hours (75 paid coaching hours)
  • 25 of the 100 coaching hours must take place within 18 months of submitting the application for the credentialing process
  • coaching must involve at least eight clients
  • successful completion of ICF Credentialing examination

Students receive certification after successfully completing the above requirements and after passing the ICF Credentialing exam.

Requirements do not vary by state. Life Coaching Certifications granted by the International Coaching Federation are recognized nationally and internationally.


The Online BS Human Services - Life Coaching at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


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

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024