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Master of Professional Studies or Certificate in

Performance Coaching

Program Overview
ACTP-accredited from the International Coach Federation

Bring change into the lives of those around you after we make a difference in yours. In this course, you’ll discover how to lead leaders.

Advance your leadership capability with direction from top coaches. You'll learn about cognitive coaching, life coaching and transformational coaching. Learn to become yourself and use yourself completely — withholding nothing. Then you'll develop your own approach and teach others to do the same. Perhaps you will use your skills as an executive coach or life coach in private practice. Or you’ll mentor in a nonprofit or ministry setting.

What is certain: Earn your Lipscomb Performance Coaching Certificate, and you will be in demand. Plus, the program is ACTP-accredited from the International Coach Federation, and the certification you’ll earn can be applied in a variety of fields. Learn more about our Coaching Methodology.

Gainful Employment

The Graduate Certificate in Performance Coaching is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two recommendations
  • Resume
  • Interview with lead faculty
  • Standardized test score or evidence of substantive professional experience if undergrad GPA is below 2.5.
  • OGLD 5033 - Foundations of Ethical Coaching
  • CORE 501V - Advanced Active Listening
  • OGLD 5645 - Coaching Mentorship and Practicum
  • OGLD 5403 - Leadership Skills and Assessment
  • OGLD 5633 - Applied Coaching Skills
Tuition & Aid

$899 per credit hour


Master of Professional Studies

Credit Hours:

16 Certificate
30-36 Master of Professional Studies


Online or hybrid, Downtown Spark

I was able to realize a difficult goal that many work long and hard for in such a short amount of time. Jenna Henderson, photographer

Why Lipscomb Online?


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in your chosen industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


Study in a program where you don’t have to sacrifice academic quality in order to enjoy the flexibility of online school. A Lipscomb master’s degree is more than just letters after your name—it’s next-level innovation that will drive the success of your organization.


Each of our graduate degrees is specially designed to work with your busy schedule. Our online class model allows you the best of going to school as a full-time working professional, without having to put your life on hold.

Step into your future.