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Marietta, Georgia­– December 2, 2022 – Life University has received a new Level 2 accreditation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for its Master’s in Positive Psychology (MPSY) program’s Coaching Track, making the degree more valuable to students and more unique in the marketplace. This grants the program the authority to continue providing coach education plus administering and assessing the oral exams for ACC/PCC certifications on behalf of the ICF. This program also received the renewal of the Level 1 accreditation, which Life U has held since 2014.

“This is the next step in the evolution of the MPSY program at Life U, and this increase to a Level 2 Accreditation offers a better opportunity for our students by providing them with more mentoring opportunities,” said Dr. Mickey Parsons, Assistant Professor and Director of Coach Education in the College of Online Education at Life U.

According to the official letter from the ICF announcing this new accreditation, “participants who complete the full Level 2 accredited program will be eligible to apply for credentials from the ICF using the ACC or PCC LEVEL 2 Applications.”

The official ICF Certificate approves 210 Contact Hours and is valid through July 31, 2025.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Undergraduates can pursue undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower our students to succeed both professionally and personally. At Life U, we innovate our approach to higher education, while also remaining true to our philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting PurposeVitalism and Integrity.

Life U’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 65 countries.

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About Life University

Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.