Topic
Hours Required
Sub-Topics
Introduction to Academic Coaching
A minimum of 3 hours
All Sub-Topics Required
  • What is a coach?
  • Differences between coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring
  • Theoretical foundations of coaching:
    • Positive psychology
    • Appreciative Inquiry
    • Solutions-focused coaching
    • Cognitive Behaviorism
    • Transitions – Schlossberg’s Transition Theory
    • Chickering and the 7 Vectors
Creating a Safe Enviroment
A minimum of 2 hours
All Sub-Topics Required
  • Creating a safe enviroment
  • Establishing trust and rapport
  • Cultural competencies
  • Strategies in working with diverse populations
Coaching Process and Administrative Responsabilities
A minimum of 2 hours
A Minimum of 3 of The Following Sub-Topics are Required
  • Beginning and ending a session
  • Using the coaching agreement and establishing a coaching alliance
  • Agenda, goalsetting and prioritization
  • Reviewing progress and stuednt accountability
  • Evaluations: Student’s progress and coaching progress
  • Documentation and tracking
  • Assessments:
    • Coaches self-assessment
    • Student assessment of the coach
The Role of a Coach
A minimum of 4 hours
All Sub-Topics are Required
  • Goal setting – well designed actions
  • Motivational interviewing, GROW model

Minimum of 1 of the Following
  • Process of Change
  • Communication skills and active listening
Assessments in Coaching
A minimum of 2 hours
A Minimum of 3 of the Following Sub-Topics are Required
  • MBTI
  • Learning style
  • Grit, self-efficacy and self-esteem
  • VIA
  • Locus of control and motivation
  • Strong interest inventory
Level II – Coaching Approaches
A minimum of 2.5 hours
A Minimum of 2 of the Following Sub-Topics are Required
  • Positive psychology / strengths based
  • Positive psychology
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Solutions-focused coaching
  • Cognative behaviorism
  • Contemporary issues and college student success
Ethical Considerations and Professional Standards
A minimum of 0.5 hours
All Sub-Topics are Required
  • Confidentiality
  • Code of Ethics
A Toolbox For Student Success
As required dependent upon student needs
  • Locus of control
  • fixed vs growth mindset
  • Self-efficacy
  • Wheel of life
  • Reframing irratonal thinking
  • Learning strategies
  • Time management & procrastination
  • Fear of failure vs perfectionism
  • Goal setting – well designed actions
  • GROW model
  • Learning styles
  • Resources and referrals