Coaching Certificate Program

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  • Male student working on a man with a leg injury

Coaching Certificate

The Coaching Certificate is a 21 hour academic program, completed in two years. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students from any discipline may complete the program. The program is intended to give students with coaching aspirations at all levels of athletic competition, a solid foundation for a successful career in coaching. In addition to classroom lectures, online activities, observations, and service learning, teaching methodologies are used to build coaching skills and abilities of students. Built around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) National Standards for Sports Coaches, the curriculum is a comprehensive coaching education program emphasizing the eight domains of coaching competencies:

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Growth and Development
  • Teaching and Communication
  • Sports Skills and Tactics
  • Organization and Administration
  • Evaluation