Coaching-based approach 5 ECTS, Summer 2022

On this course, students will familiarize with the basic ideas, concepts, frame of reference, and principles of Coaching-based approach. It can be implemented by an educator, instructor, teacher and can be applied for example in youth work, sports, business and life in general. On the course, you will acquire knowledge about Coaching as a pedagogical approach and specialize in one of the fields of coaching.

The course is part of the degree programme curriculum in Adventure and Outdoor Education, Community Educator (Bachelor of Humanities), at Humak University of Applied Sciences (for more information, please see our website). However, this course is also open for everyone interested in Coaching-based approach. The course is well-suited especially for students in the fields of Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.


  • Introduction to Coaching – Theoretical Framework
  • Coaching in Life, Business, Sports and Youth Work
  • Specializing to one Coaching Discipline

Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?

Humak University of Applied Sciences operates in the whole of Finland and is the country’s biggest educator in the following fields: youth work, organizational work, work community development, adventure and outdoor education, cultural management, and interpreting and linguistic accessibility.

Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.

Studies Open University of Applied Sciences
Method of instruction Online course
Study period 01.06.2022 – 31.08.2022
Schedule Self-paced online course. Assignments and final exam should be completed by 31.8.2022.
Registration deadline 22.5.2022 at 23:59:00 (EET)
Contact person Jussi Hynninen (, tel +358 504 399 312)


Intended learning outcomes

After the completion of the course, students

  • are familiar with the principles and professional applications of the coaching-based work approach
  • study and develop the coaching situations of individuals and groups from a goal-oriented and needs-based perspective
  • are aware of the reciprocal and dialogic nature of coaching relations -plan, implement and evaluate participatory goal-oriented coaching situations in a professional context
  • identify their own strengths and development goals as coaches for individuals and groups.