Coaching in Context


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length

9 months

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Program Start



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Course Title Credits
JCRS 760 - Introduction and Development 3
JCRS 761 - Skills for Evidenced Based Coaching 3
JCRS 762 - Reflection on Coaching Standards 3
JCRS 763 - Coaching Evolution and Mentorship 3

After successfully completing the four courses, students will receive a post-professional certificate of completion.  The credits may be applied to the Post Professional OTD program offered in the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences and some hours may be applied to certification by the International Positive Psychology Coaching Association. 

Throughout the program, a computer capable of video and running an up-to-date web browser, internet access, online meetings and power point presentations is necessary.

Course Descriptions

This course (Fall Semester, 8 weeks) will introduce the foundation for coaching by presenting core concepts of coaching using seminal evidence.  Coaching models and frameworks will be explored, and alignment with students’ discipline frames of references will be examined. Key to coaching, students will discuss ways to connect with clients, clarify and get more details, and create meaningful sessions by working in triads to initiate coaching, self-reflect and provide feedback to colleagues. Students will work with faculty and other students using an online platform called Today’s One Room School House (TORSH) starting in course one and continue through course four.  This course may be taken in isolation or as the first course for certificate completion.

To further develop coaching skills, this course (Fall Semester, 8 weeks) will continue to apply coaching strategies via authentic coaching sessions and self-reflection to gain insight and experience, and to develop coaching competencies. Relevant literature including but not limited to the literature on post-traumatic growth, resiliency, environment press and readiness for change will be discussed as the basis for supporting health coaching in context.  

This course, (Spring Semester, 8 weeks) will focus on authentic coaching sessions and the use of a fidelity assessment to evaluate coaching competencies on self and others. Adherence to essential coaching strategies will be evaluated and discussed. Master coaching strategies will be introduced.  Methodologies and measures to evaluate and document coaching outcomes will be examined and applied. 

This course (Spring Semester, 8 weeks) will focus on authentic coaching sessions and the use of fidelity assessment to evaluate essential and master coaching strategies. Students will also learn strength based approaches to mentoring and strategies for handling reluctant audiences. Coaching competency will be confirmed via assessment of an authentic coaching sessions. Professional trajectories that outline coaching skills sustainability and advancement will be developed.