Policies and Licensing

Non-Discrimination Policy

International Health Coach University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, gender or sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


International Health Coach University is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Students requiring learning accommodations resulting from disability or injury should contact the Director of Admissions and Student Records. IHCU provides accommodations based on medical or professional documentation submitted by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify to the institution prior to the start of class.


International Health Coach University respects and seeks to protect the privacy of its students. International Health Coach University does not disclose personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education records to persons outside the university without the consent of the student in question, unless the disclosure is made to a person or entity with whom International Health Coach University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or accreditor), or unless the disclosure is required by law or legal process.

International Health Coach University’s policy regarding confidentiality is in keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. This includes the following:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day International Health Coach University receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. School officials are individuals or entities working for or on the behalf of the educational institution. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. As allowed within FERPA guidelines, International Health Coach University may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failure by International Health Coach University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

At its discretion, International Health Coach University may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Registrar in writing; please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act.

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Academic freedom is a fundamental right. Honesty and integrity are the preconditions of this right. Essential to the mission of International Health Coach University is the commitment to the principles of academic honesty and integrity. In order to maintain an academic climate that is conducive to each student’s success, the University has established a set of policies and standards for all members of our academic family to adhere to.

The University’s intellectual reputation is dependent upon its students who must assume responsibility for maintaining honesty in all work submitted, and its faculty whose cooperation is paramount in the application of the standards of academic integrity. The standards set by the University demonstrate our concern with academic dishonesty and our responsibility to our students to maintain this reputation.

All work submitted in a class must be the student’s own work. The knowing submission of another’s work represented as that of the student without properly citing the source of the work will be considered plagiarism. Consequences for plagiarism will be determined by, and at the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer in consultation with the Faculty Member. A student who is accused of academic dishonesty can accept the accusation made by the faculty member and accept the subsequent consequences or appeal to the Chief Academic Officer, who will make a decision on the accusation. Consequences include receiving a failing grade on the assignment and being placed on academic probation, receiving a failing grade in the class and being placed on academic probation, or being dismissed from International Health Coach University. The University may conduct an investigation to review past homework assignments submitted by the student and reserves the right to change past grades if plagiarism is subsequently found in previous assignments. The submission of the same work to multiple classes violates academic integrity unless substantially changed or cited as previous work. The submission of work completed by others violates academic integrity.


International Health Coach University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.