Master`s Degree Programs
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of studies:
VSH, SGTiH Vistula
Lifestyle Coaching is a 2-year Master’s degree program for graduates of the first-degree studies: psychology, dietetics, recreation and physical education. The program is aimed at providing education in three areas: proper diet, physical activity and emotional balance. Graduates will be able to expand their knowledge by getting acquainted with new areas of science which will enable them to take a holistic approach towards their customers and become better personal trainers, physiotherapists or dietitians.
The field of Lifestyle Coaching has received an accreditation from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The accredited Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours in the International Coach Federation (ACSTH ICF) are part of the curriculum. This means that graduates of this field, apart from receiving a university diploma, will also obtain an ACSTH ICF certificate entitling them to work as a coach and they will be fully prepared to take an international accreditation exam for a professional ICF coach at ACC level (Associate Certified Coach International Coach Federation). The core of the curriculum has been developed according to international ICF standards and is consistent with the ethics of professional coaching.
What are the advantages of studying the Lifestyle Coaching?
In the United States as much as 70 percent of middle managers (almost 100 percent top managers) systematically use the services of personal coaches. In England, 80 percent of companies invest in coaching, in Poland – only 15 percent. According to the Forbes research, ROI in coaching is 6-fold, and according to PwC data even 7-fold. As it turns out, it is not only worth investing in coaching, but also in a career as a coach. According to the Future of Jobs report, digital and social competences will gain on importance in the future, and the latter will play a key role in the process of change that we will experience. Our career will not be based on one learned profession. We will have to improve our skills, expand education and change our profession, i.e. job, on a continuous basis. And, in connection with those changes, we will need coaches who will help us get to grips with any challenges posed by them.
The study program combines social, medical and health sciences, physical education as well as agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences. During the studies, you will gain the ability to help clients in improving their life experiences in both personal and professional spheres. You will gain competences allowing you to operate in areas having a major influence on human well-being, such as diet, physical activity as well as mental, spiritual and emotional condition. You will get acquainted with the principles, tools and models of effective coaching, taking into account such aspects as cultural differences and increasing sensitivity to those differences, or the ability to build on a person’s individual potential to change and development. You will get acquainted with the multi-context approach to lifestyle, including the following aspects:
- wellness, open mind;
- self-assessment and self-esteem;
- hierarchy of values;
- career development;
- relationships (interpersonal, intercultural);
- dreams and aspirations;
- organizing life;
- health and well-being.
Classes will be conducted by highly qualified members of our staff, experts, who will share their knowledge and do their best to combine theory with practice in the most effective manner.
Work in the area of lifestyle coaching is based on constant contacts with other people. This requires a high level of soft competences and experience which you will gain in the course of studies and internships.
Studies at the Vistula School of Hospitality will provide you with all the substantial knowledge thanks to which you will quickly become a specialist in the field of lifestyle coaching. The following is a list of obligatory courses:
- self-presentation and self-promotion – workshops;
- functional human physiology;
- the basics of lifestyle coaching;
- individual diagnosis in coaching;
- two foreign languages;
- forms of physical activity and their influence on human health;
- advanced techniques of academic writing;
- coaching methodology (coaching toolbox);
- strategies for maintaining physical fitness;
- nutrition design;
- recreational forms of activity, relaxation techniques, fashion, styling, culinary workshops implemented during the summer school;
- communication and argumentation techniques;
- career / managerial coaching;
- health-oriented culinary techniques;
- developing coaching competence;
- diploma seminar;
- lifestyle coaching for people with disabilities;
- addiction and lifestyle;
- diet counseling;
- coaching in intercultural relations;
- media and lifestyle shaping;
- history of culture and art.
The field of Lifestyle Coaching has a practical profile. The core of our academic staff are certified trainers who are actively involved in professional coaching and training activity (including entrepreneurs running their own coaching companies), as well as experts dealing with issues associated with physical culture and sport in recreation, personal trainers, practicing dieticians and specialists in the field of nutrition counseling. Our team will also be supported by practicing psychologists, therapists, sociologists and management specialists.
Krzysztof Celuch, PhD
Speaker, business consultant, and an entrepreneur; he specialises in the meetings industry, event marketing, and event management; his scientific research, training observations, and keynotes, are all built on knowledge in economics, business psychology, sociology, marketing, and cultural studies; he conducts workshops and training sessions, delivers lectures and presider over panel discussions, debates, and management meetings, but also implements research projects, builds strategies and provides business consulting services; assisting organisations, institutions, and companies in the areas of management, communication, motivation and business development, with particular emphasis on the meetings industry (event marketing) is another “string to his bow”.
Agnieszka Koper, MA
Gastronomy consultant; she has gained considerable experience in broadly understood Italian gastronomy, culinary tourism and traditions including in particular the use of traditional Italian products; her scientific research area primarily concerns the use of traditional products as part of Italian heritage with particular emphasis on their nutritional and social aspects; she collaborated with Università di Perugia and Università dei Sapori and graduated in international relations from Università di Perugia; she lives and works in Rome.
Prof. Krzysztof Krygier, PhD
Full professor in the field of food and nutrition technology; specialist in the field of fats and food additives and special foods; co-author of the “Safety in agri-food chain” textbook, author of about 300 scientific publications, promoter of 14 completed PhDs; he sits on the editorial and programming boards of several Polish and foreign magazines; member of many Polish and international scientific organizations, among others, he is a member of the board and representative of Poland in the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids and the International Society for Fat Research; member of the Diet, Physical Activity and Health Council by the Minister of Health.
Prof. Jolanta Żyśko, PhD
Rector and professor of the Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw. Since 1990, she has been involved in research and scientific works in the field of sports organisation and management; she completed an academic internship at the Institute of Sport & Leisure Policy of the University in Loughborough; she gave lectures at many foreign universities, including the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Bayreuth; since 2009, member of the management board of the European Association for Sport Management; she is an expert of the European Commission for management of human resources in sports and of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the implementation of the National Framework of Qualifications in Higher Education; she is also an expert for education quality of the State Accreditation Committee; she also won several championships of Poland in yacht racing, class 470, and participated in the Goodwill Games of 1986; in 2017, she received a nomination for the Director of the Institute of Sports – PIB (the National Research Institute) for the position of the chair of the Council for Competences of the Sports Sector, and she joined the group of Honorary Ambassadors of Polish Congresses; in 2018, the Minister of Sports and Tourism appointed her the Vice Chairperson of the Council for Education and Development of the Physical Education Staff, and she received the MP POWER AWARD in the category of associations.
Robert Vincze, MA
Consultant in tourist destination management, hospitality and business development; former Director of the Slovak Convention Bureau; former Head of the EU funds implementation at the Slovak Tourist Board actively involved in raising the quality of the Slovak hospitality industry by managing a portfolio of projects worth over 200 million EUR; he has experience in project management in Banking, IT, Tourism and Healthcare sectors; he built the largest MICE private-public network in Slovakia; during his service in the Slovak Tourist Board, the Slovak inbound tourism reached record levels; Secretary General of the Slovakia for Hong Kong SME Association promoting business networking between China and Slovakia; managing Partner of multiple Chinese-Slovak Joint-Ventures.
BEST IN PRACTICE
We educate specialists. Studies at the Vistula School of Hospitality in the field of Life Coaching will empower you to pursue your dream career. This is guaranteed by modern forms and methods of work during studies, such as:
- training coaching sessions;
- problem based learning case studies;
- staging and dialogues;
- preparation of communication scenarios;
A 10-day summer school aimed at shaping pro-health patterns of behavior will also be an important element strengthening the gained competences.
The diploma thesis will have a practical dimension. We focus on projects and case studies.
See for yourself that, in practice, Vistula university is the best. See what benefits your studies in Lifestyle Coaching will bring for you.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING LIFESTYLE COACHING
Graduates of the second-degree studies in the field of Lifestyle Coaching at the Vistula School of Hospitality obtain a master’s degree.
Our graduate is prepared for delivering personalized lifestyle coaching, providing advice to institutions in the area of physical and mental condition of their staff, consultancy in leisure time management and work in companies from the lifestyle industry.
Qualifications of the Lifestyle Coaching graduate:
The graduate is acquainted with the principles, tools and models of effective lifestyle coaching as well as effective means of activating personal and professional potential of individuals in the area of wellness.
He/she can help customers assess their own lifestyle and find the reasons for potential failures.
He/she can effectively interact with customers in setting their life goals and priorities.
He/she can help in generating motivation for change and improving life attitudes and behaviors, with particular emphasis on shaping positive dietary habits, physical activity and mental hygiene.
Competences of the Lifestyle Coaching graduate:
- he/she can establish interpersonal contacts in a diverse demographic and cultural environment;
- he/she is sensitive to customers’ diversity and cares about their well- being;
- he/she has an empathic approach to their problems and needs;
- he/she can adapt the coaching process to the specific character of various
- he/she can effectively modify customers’ habits aiming at their achieving a
more beneficial, sustainable and responsible lifestyle;
- he/she is prepared to diagnose non-standard problems of customers and
help in their solving;
- he/she has a sense of mission and responsibility for activities in the client-
During your studies, you can expand your interests and deepen your knowledge by participating in additional courses offered by the University.
JOB PROSPECTS AFTER GRADUATING LIFESTYLE COACHING STUDIES
After completing the Lifestyle Coaching studies, you will be prepared to undertake a job in your profession, as well as design and follow your own career path.
You will be authorized to practice the profession of a lifestyle coach, diet coach and personal adviser, which will open for you the possibility of obtaining additional specialist certificates (personal trainer).
You will have the necessary knowledge allowing you to run your own business or work in institutions and organizations dealing with preventive healthcare and healthy lifestyle promotion, such as:
- SPA centers;
- wellness clinics;
- fitness centers;
- diet clinics;
- personal consulting centers.
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