Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices

Standard Admission

  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in arts, science, or education from a recognized post-secondary institution and prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).
  • Normally, at least three years of experience working as an internal or external executive coach.

Flexible Admission

  • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require extensive relevant work experience as an internal or external coach over at least five full-time years and relevant education in the field of executive coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative). 

Please note: Students wishing to enrol in ADVC 680 Professional Mentor Coaching must carry, at minimum, a PCC credential awarded by the International Coach Federation (or acceptable equivalent). Because students may elect not to take this course as part of their program, this course prerequisite does not affect admission to the program.

English Language Proficiency

Admission to this program is assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all aspects of the applicant's work and life experience, volunteer and community activities, practical experience, related training and formal education.