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Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Life Coaching online degree program is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new opportunities, and students who are just entering the human services and mental health support field. The online Masters in Human Services Counseling program does not require any on-campus visits and has no thesis requirement so that you can fit the flexible online courses into your busy schedule. As a Christian college, Liberty University is invested in training human services professionals who can apply the best available scientific research and clinical tools to their practice with a biblical worldview. As such, the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will equip you to serve better your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
The Life Coaching area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling degree program will provide additional customizable life coach training to help you learn how to guide clients to their professional, financial, and relational goals. If you want to help people achieve their dreams with life coach training, based on a biblical worldview, the Life Coaching area of study will give you all of the tools you will need.
Do you have a passion for studying the human mind and for finding the best way to help people improve their lives by changing their behavior? With the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, you can embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while applying this knowledge to help solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field. The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of field-tested practice and cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences so that you can be confident that your approach to treatment will be backed by solid scientific study while still maintaining a biblical worldview in ethics and practice.
Life coaches help their clients create responsible goals and work through practical steps to achieve them. These goals may be financial, relational, or professional. The practice of life coaching revolves around maintaining a positive attitude and building confidence through short-term goals that lead to long-term success.
If you have been in the human services field, you likely already have experience helping individuals and families to sort through their priorities and work toward achieving their goals. Individuals often struggle to set reasonable, realistic, and achievable goals. When unrealistic goals are set, disappointment and discouragement usually follow. As a mental health professional, life coach training can be extremely useful to help your clients grow and realize their potentials.
*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Professional Counseling below for more information about counseling licensure.
The core content of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree provides a balanced overview of important theories in psychology while applying this knowledge to specific, real-world counseling practices. Students in the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and how multicultural issues affect counseling in individual and group settings. As a Christian college, Liberty bases this study of human thought and behavior in a Christian worldview and demonstrates how these science and evidence-based practices are informed by Biblical principles.
If you want to learn how to become a life coach, the Life Coaching area of study for the Masters in Human Services Counseling will provide a customizable course of study that will give you the training you need. The Life Coaching track includes the study of important life coaching techniques that draw on Christian counseling and human services skills. You will also be able to choose from a selection of specialized life coach training electives concerning health, relational, financial, and professional goals so that you will be prepared for a variety of life coaching needs.
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Graduates of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will give students the mental health support and counseling skills that will make them useful in private, public, and non-profit human services settings such as Christian counseling ministry, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, and other types of casework and support settings where counseling skills are needed. Graduates of the Life Coaching area of study will have enhanced, graduate-level life coach training that may open life coaching ministry and private non-licensure opportunities.