Professional Coaching Program

Now Online! Due to COVID-19, our cohorts will be held via virtual classroom experience until further notice.

professional coaching

Learn how to partner with clients in this thought-provoking and creative process that inspires maximum personal and professional potential. Done right, professional coaching can drive sales, employee engagement, creativity, workplace satisfaction, and bottom line results. This program will prepare individuals to successfully coach others in support of the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) coaching core competencies. The training will cover the eight building blocks of coaching, common coaching scenarios and group coaching, through a blend of lecture, discussion, Q&A, activities, labs and assessments.

The curriculum and mentor coaching included in this program meets the ICF requirements to apply for an Associate Certified Coaching credential.

Full Certificate Tuition $5,749.00   Register Now!

Class Details

Schedule: This program is generally offered during the fall semester at the following times:

  • In-person classes are held once a month from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm* for the first 8 months of the program (September – May).
  • Group and individual mentoring sessions are held in the last 4 months of the program, at varied times.

*Please note: the first class is a 3-day long class from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Classes may be offered online, conforming to the same schedule.

Tuition: $5749 for the full program

* Tuition listed above is for the 2020-2021 academic year, and subject to change without advance notice. Online options, when available, may result in a lower overall tuition.

In-perosn classes are generally held at the University of Utah Sandy Center:
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Pkwy, Suite 100
Sandy, UT


This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites. Complete the 12-month program with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully complete the program and earn the program badge. Outside of class attendance, expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours per month on this program.

Elements of the program include:

  • 68 hours of training.
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching accompanied by a written feedback assessment.
  • Completion of 100 coaching hours over the 12 months.


Gain hands-on experience.
Participate in experiential labs that allow you to coach, be coached, and observe coaching. Experiencing coaching from these three perspectives provides insights that will help you rapidly improve your coaching skills.

Have access to a professional coach throughout the program.
Participants will have access to an ICF credentialed coach for the 12-month duration of the program.

Receive a digital badge.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of the program. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for the following individuals:

  • Those seeking to become a professional coach in a public or private practice.
  • Managers who want to enhance their innate coaching skills to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees.
  • Practicing coaches who want to take their certification to a higher level.

No prior experience in professional coaching is required.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
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