Before You Apply

Interested in becoming a Health Coach?

Please contact Christina Owen at csh-academics@umn.edu with any questions you might have! It is important to us that your program be a good fit for you.

Application Deadline

  • February 1, 2019 is the deadline for priority consideration.
  • March 15, 2019 is the final deadline for Fall semester admission. Late applications will not be considered.

Do I meet the requirements?

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. A minimum degree GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). Non-native English speakers require a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (printed) or 213 (computer version). 

Three required prerequisite courses completed with a GPA of 3.0 (B) or better must be completed prior to the start of the program.

  1. A basic course in Human Physiology.
  2. A basic course in General Psychology.
  3. A course in Basic Statistics, completed within the past seven years.

For a list of approved courses, please contact Christina in Student Services at csh-academics@umn.edu.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Coursework in, or applied work experience with basic medical terminology.
  • School or work/life experience with communication skills and human resources management.
  • School or work demonstration of strong written communication skills.

The GRE is not required at this time. 

What do I need for the application?

You will be asked to submit the following information with you application:

  1. Official/unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (Unofficial copies are required at the time of application, but official copies will be required at the time of acceptance).
  2. Curriculum Vitae or resume.
  3. Three Professional or Academic Letters of Recommendation.
  4. Three to five page Personal Statement.
  5. Application Fee ($75 U.S. Permanent Resident - $95 International).

How else can I prepare?

Watch the online health coaching information sessions, or if possible attend one of the in-person information sessions scheduled throughout the year.