Singapore University of Social Sciences

Coaching and Change

Coaching and Change (PLC503)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


PLC503 Coaching and Change aims to give students an understanding of key socio-cognitive issues related to coaching and behaviour change. Different change models and methodologies are explored, focusing on cognitive and emotional responses. Particular emphasis is placed on Prochaska’s Stages of Change. Resistance to change is examined, and students are invited to reflect on their internal patterns of resistance. Motivational Interviewing techniques will also be taught to mitigate such resistance.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to Coaching for Change
  • Change Theories
  • Change Models
  • Prochaska’s Stages of Change
  • Essential Change Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Integrated Approach to Change Coaching
  • Cross-cultural Change Coaching
  • Five Roles of Change Coaching
  • Ethical Considerations of Change Coaching
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Developing Change Coaching Mastery

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate knowledge of change theories.
  • Assess the application of change theories in the coaching process.
  • Discuss the coaching role at different stages of the change process.
  • Review the intrapersonal impact of change, both psychologically and emotionally.
  • Analyse the coach’s role within the dimensions in point (4).
  • Evaluate their personal journeys travelled during the programme.
  • Report their personal experiences of change.
  • Employ Motivational Interviewing techniques to mitigate resistance to change.
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