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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6444
Tracking Number - 3078

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to gc 2/4/13 - Elective for MSMS - MMN Conc; GC approved 2/7/13. to USF Sys 2/20/13. to SCNS 2/28/13. Apprd eff 5/1/13. Nmbr 6717 apprd 6444

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-01-31
  2. Department: Deans Office
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 6108-000
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 8139749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6444
  10. Full Title: Co-Active Coaching
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Co-Active Coaching
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course explores current developments in the co-active coaching model of behavior modification and how to establish sustainable patient relationships.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Metabolic Nutritional Medicine represents a new and evolving discipline in the medical sciences that deals with an integrative and functional medicine approach to healthcare and disease prevention The discipline combines evidence based medicine with new approaches to therapeutics and patient wellness. Nutrition and metabolism represent a critical approaches to understanding and controlling obesity The Metabolic Nutritional Medicine concentration currently has 110 registered students and approx 10 registered for the first course offering.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All the instructors in the course are M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. or equivalent trained faculty.
  29. Objectives: The course has the following objectives:

    Examining how coaching is a useful way of developing people's skills and abilities and of boosting performance.

    Examining coaching methodologies that are either directive or non-directive in approach.

    Identifying what sets co-active coaching apart from other coaching methodologies.

    Discussing how to distinguish different types of conversations that have varying goals from problem solving to coaching.

    Identification of different listening levels and the development of examples of powerful questions.

    Designing alliances and providing examples of alliance sample topics.

    Examining techniques that contribute to the success of giving and receiving feedback.

    Describing the co-active coaching road map.

    Exploring the features of the coaching power triangle.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    •Discuss the fundamentals of a co-active coaching model

    •Describe the co-active coaching relationship

    •Utilize the co-active coaching contexts of listening, intuition, curiosity, forward and deepen, and self-management

    •Discuss the co-active coaching principles and practices of fulfillment, balance, and process

    •Actively engage in learning coaching skills

    •Discuss the coaching power triangle

    •Critique examples of practice co-active coaching sessions

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include:

    Distinguishing Coaching, Advising & Other Support Conversations

    Foundation Skills: Listening and Powerful Questions

    The Co-Active Model & The Coaching Roadmap

    Coaching Practice & Debrief

    The Role to Role/Person to Person Model & Designed Alliance

    Working with Values

    Working with Perspectives

    Integrating Coaching to Your Practice

    Getting Clients into Action: Requests & Accountability

    The Impact of Expectations on Outcomes

    The Authentic Coach

    Process Coaching

    Integrating the Learning

  32. Textbooks: •Kimsey-House, H., “Co-Active Coaching”. 3rd ed. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1857885675
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The course requires the completion of 1 case study research paper 45% of grade. Comprehensive final exam 45% of grade. 5 webcasts 10% of grade.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The course requires completion of 2 unit self-assessment quizzes, 1 case study research paper, a comprehensive final exam and 5 webcasts.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing case reports or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus.
  38. Program This Course Supports: M.S in Medical Sciences- Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration.
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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