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Fairleigh Dickinson University Collaborates with The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

Higher education collaboration allows graduate and undergraduate students of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies to use professional coach certification as transfer credits toward their degree

MADISON, NJ – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-rated coach training school and originator of the Core Energy Coaching™ process that drives human performance and potential, has announced its collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), the largest independent University in the state of New Jersey, to offer its Certified Professional Coach Training program as a recognized elective option for graduate and undergraduate students of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies.  iPEC’s highly effective program will help to expand students’ wealth of knowledge, create sustainable change in their lives and careers, and help them develop effective executive leadership and life coaching skills.

“Having our Certified Professional Coach Training program now offered as a preferred elective for FDU students, helps iPEC to further engage and develop top leaders in a variety of professional industries,” said Luke Iorio, President and CEO of iPEC. “Our program is a great option to improve professional development, academic success, and educational and executive leadership, and can be uniquely applied to each individual student’s career path. We know this partnership will significantly benefit FDU’s students and will reignite their passion, while helping them to identify and reach their full potential.”

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iPEC’s curriculum for the Certified Professional Coach Training program has been approved for up to nine undergraduate transfer credits and up to six graduate transfer credits in selected programs in FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, which include:

·         Master of Administrative Science (MAS): 30-credit graduate program

·         Master of Sports Administration (MSA): 36-credit graduate program

·         Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS): 36-credit graduate program

·         Master of Arts in Student Services Administration (MASSA): 36-credit graduate program

·         Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS): 120-credit undergraduate degree completion program

Students who enroll in one of the above graduate or undergraduate programs now have the option to enroll and complete iPEC’s Certified Professional Coach Training program, and will present a certificate of completion to have the credits posted to their FDU transcript at no charge. There are no SAT, GRE, or GMAT tests required for admission to any of these programs, and there is no application fee. Additionally, alumni of the iPEC coach training program have the opportunity to continue their studies in any of the programs listed above and utilize their certification towards credits, helping them to complete their degrees in less time and save money on tuition.

“The highly effective leadership framework of the Certified Professional Coach Training program will help our students achieve educational, personal and professional success, while enhancing their leadership skills in their respective organizations,” said Kenneth T. Vehrkens, Dean of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. “The educational value of iPEC’s comprehensive and experiential program is immeasurable. We are eager for our students to take advantage of the unique opportunity to enroll in the iPEC program and gain credits toward their degree, while developing valuable life skills and the foundation for true success.”

iPEC’s Certified Professional Coach Training Program is offered at locations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In spring 2014, FDU will offer the program at its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ. For a complete list of program dates and locations, visit: To learn more about iPEC, please visit, or contact Ronald Calissi, Executive Associate Dean of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, at (201) 692-6522 or to learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity and earn credits toward your graduate or undergraduate degree. Also, see for more details.

About iPEC

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) offers the most comprehensive and experiential coach training program in the world. An ICF-accredited Coach Training Program, iPEC is the originator of the Core Energy Coaching™ process – the most effective leadership framework and change process in use today. Founded in 1999 by Bruce D Schneider, MCC and Ph. D., the Institute graduates Certified Professional Coaches in the specialties of life, professionals, transition, grief, health and wellness, relationship, small business, corporate, and executive coaching and operates in 16 major cities across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

In addition, iPEC offers the highly successful and powerful Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program to corporations, organizations, governments, law enforcement agencies, K-12 school districts, universities, and non-profit organizations, around the world. Most recently, iPEC earned recognition by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the Top Leadership Development Programs 2012-2013 and was also voted as one of the “Best Places to Work NJ” in 2013.       

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey’s largest independent university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to

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