Leadership Coaching Certificate

The Leadership Coaching Certificate provides students an opportunity to complete the requirements necessary to earn a nationally recognized credential in an emerging field.

Our courses use proven approaches that prepare established and aspiring coaches with the skills needed to advance their professions. They are unique in helping coaches become reflective practitioners who are able to bring quality and depth to their work in a range of professional settings. An emphasis is placed on developing the coach as an instrument of a practice where the relationship with the client is at the center.

Professionals with established coaching practices, those who are new to the field, human resource officers and those from related careers are ideal candidates. Consultants and clinicians can also benefit greatly from the program. Managers who find that coaching is increasingly an expectation in their work will also find value in completing these courses.

Participants who successfully complete all five courses will be eligible for the Board Certified Coach credential (BCC) exam through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

The University of San Diego, Department of Leadership Studies is a BCC founding CCE-approved coach training provider for the Executive Leadership Coaching certification preparation.

USD graduate students can use these courses towards their MA requirements as well.

Not a current USD student?

Enroll now in the Foundations Course for Fall 2018.


Contact Beth Garofalo for questions or inquiries by email or at 619-260-7790.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am not a USD student, how do I enroll?
  • I am not a US resident, will this program qualify me for a student visa?
  • How long is the program and when can I start?
  • What is the program format? Can I do it online?