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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Coaching (PSY-105)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discover coaching and the coaching process; analyze listening skills to encourage thinking; examine how questions, paraphrasing and summarizing can provide clarity to the coachee; investigate the conversational framework of the coaching process; practice tools and techniques that are the foundation of the coaching conversation; analyze how body language is used in the coaching conversation; compare different activities related to talking, drawing and playing to increase the effectiveness of the coaching session; determine the elements of the concept a “coaching way of being;” and construct a coaching contract and ethical statement.


This course provides students with coaching resources. The step-by-step format allows students to see the process and techniques to gain the critical skills needed to become a successful coach. Real-life coaching sessions provide examples to read and activities to enhance students’ skill levels. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the certificate/associate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Human Development, Health and Sports Studies, or Educational Studies (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).