The approximate cost for books and materials is $300. This cost is subject to change based on changes in individual class requirements.
The tuition per trimester credit hour is $495. Each trimester you will take approximately two classes which are three credit hours each. There is also a $75 non-refundable application fee. Please visit the tuition and fees page for a full description.
There are three trimesters per year, in the fall, winter, and summer. You can begin the program at the closest start date following the acceptance of your application. Our current program schedule is shown in the IHCU Academic Calendar.
As a fully online institution, IHCU does not sponsor student visas. Students from all over the world can enroll and study from their own location.
At International Health Coach University, letter grades (A+, B, C, etc.) are not used. Your official transcript will list each course with the grade as PASS, IP (in progress) or DNP (did not pass) awarded in accordance with each student’s demonstration of the prescribed learning objectives and outcomes of each course as follows:
80-100 – PASS
< 80 – DNP
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations will occur at the midpoint of the program, the endpoint of the program, and the Maximum Time Frame point (if needed).
Progress Evaluation: Occurs at the conclusion of every three (3) regularly scheduled terms in a student’s enrollment period. At each Progress Evaluation point, the Dean of Students, in collaboration with the Academic team, will review the student to ensure he/she has:
Progress Evaluation Period
Minimum Number of Courses Successfully Completed
End of Term 3
End of Term 6
End of Term 9
End of Term 12
End of Term 15
End of Term 18
If these criteria are met, the student is considered to be in good standing. If these criteria are not met, the student will be considered not in good academic standing and making unsatisfactory academic progress. At this point, IHCU will begin the procedure of academic probation.
Students not in good standing will be placed on warning status. A warning notification will be sent to the student via email. The warning status will persist for one evaluation period. During this time, the student should proactively meet with the Dean of Students to develop a plan to make progress toward achieving satisfactory academic progress.
If the student fails to show that he or she is making satisfactory academic advancement at the next progress evaluation point following the warning period, the student will be placed on academic probation. A probation notification will be sent to the student via email.
Academic probation will persist for one evaluation period. During this time, the student should meet with the Dean of Students to develop a plan to make progress toward achieving satisfactory academic progress.
If the student fails to show that he or she is making satisfactory academic advancement at the next progress evaluation point following the probation period, he or she will face academic termination, subject to an appeal. (See below.)
Students wishing to appeal the unsatisfactory academic progress determination must do so in writing, within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the email notification of their probation status.
Appeals should be directed to the Academic Dean. If the student is appealing the unsatisfactory progress determination on the basis of mitigating circumstances, appropriate documentation should be included with the written appeal. Such documentation might include a physician’s statement, accident report, or other statements. The Academic Dean will notify the student of the decision within ten (10) days of receiving the student’s appeal. The Academic Dean’s decision is final.
In cases where an appeal is accepted, that student is placed on ‘Probation’ status through the next evaluation period. The student will meet with the Dean of Students to develop an academic plan that, if followed, will ensure the student meets satisfactory academic progress standards by a specified time, and can return to ‘good standing.’
If a student fails to return to good standing at the end of the probation period and does not successfully appeal that determination, he or she will face academic termination and will be withdrawn from the master’s program at International Health Coach University.
Students will receive notice of academic termination via email, and will no longer be allowed to access the online learning environment.
Students whose enrollment at International Health Coach University is terminated due to academic reasons will be eligible for re-enrollment after a waiting period of six (6) months.
In order to graduate from the International Health Coach University and be awarded a Master of Science degree in Health Coaching with concentration Applied Nutrition, students must:
Once graduation requirements have been verified, the student will be notified via email and the diploma made available.
The complete admissions requirements can be found here. As part of the admissions process, candidates must submit the following documentation to IHCU:
Prospective students must submit a transcript as part of the application. The application will not be considered until all documentation is received. If you cannot find a copy of your transcript, please contact the institution from which you graduated and order a copy of your transcript.
International Health Coach University sees value in prior learning that students have completed. However, when a student completes a class at one institution, it is important to know how this study relates to a class offered at another institution. This information is especially useful when the student wishes to transfer credits from one institution to another. Transferring credits between graduate schools is rare and extremely limited. The credit system makes it possible to make such comparisons.
The acceptance of transfer credits between institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving institution. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by International Health Coach University.
Likewise, credits earned at International Health Coach University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its programs, policies, and regulations.
Transfer credits will be evaluated using the following guidelines:
The maximum number of credits that can be transferred into the Master of Science degree in Health Coaching with concentration in Applied Nutrition is eighteen credits or up to 50% of the total program credits. While 50% is possible it is unlikely and receiving 18 credits in transfer would represent an exceptional set of circumstances.
Students wishing to receive credit for courses taken at other institutions will need to provide all required document as part of the application process.
The acceptance of credit is always up to the receiving institution. Please contact the institution into which you would like to transfer credits earned at IHCU for their policy.
IHCU encourages all interested and qualified individuals to submit an application for consideration. Your application and all required documentation is submitted entirely online. Information for creating an IHCU account and how to submit the application form can be found here.
At International Health Coach University, electronic communication is the preferred medium for students, faculty and staff. In order to take advantage of this technology, it is required that learners, faculty and staff acquire and maintain email access with the capability to send and receive attached files.
In order to navigate the Internet, it is recommended that the latest version of one of the following browsers be used:
International Health Coach University also provides documents that can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available without cost to students at adobe.com.
International Health Coach University strives to prevent the spread of computer viruses by employing the latest virus detection software on all university-owned computer systems; however, IHCU makes no guarantee related to the unintentional propagation of computer viruses that may go undetected by our virus detection software.
IHCU will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind, including but not limited to; loss of data, file corruption, or hardware failure, resulting from the effect of any malicious code or computer virus unintentionally transmitted by university staff members, faculty, students or affiliates.
IHCU strongly recommends and urges all faculty and students to seek out and install adequate virus detection software and to routinely check for, and install the most recent updates to their anti-virus software no less frequently than once each month, for their particular computer and operating system.
Technical Specifications and Instructions
In general, students will access class materials using a computer, a modern web browser, and a high speed internet connection.
Specific classes may have additional technology requirements as specified in individual class syllabi.
Yes, all elements of the classes are available to Mac users.
No. While students may be able to complete portions of the classes on an iPad or tablet, a computer (desktop or laptop) is required to complete the entire program.
Once your application is accepted and you have completed your enrollment agreement, you will be given credentials and instructions for logging into your portal. All curriculum is provided entirely online, allowing you to study at a time and place that fits your schedule.
There are no required class times. And since all classes are virtual, there are no physical classrooms.