This certificate program focuses on enhancing the leadership skills of coach and athlete. Courses emphasize topics that foster successful coaching strategies at any level. This specialization is designed for those interested in athletic coaching while offering professional development for existing coaches through an exploration of relevant topics. The curriculum develops a working knowledge of the skills needed to coach successfully and to facilitate a transfer to a four-year college or university program. This program is financial aid-eligible. 

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
ENGL 120C Communications 3 0 3
HLTH 150C Introduction to Personal Wellness 1 1 1
PHIL 242C Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
7
Spring Semester
BIOL 129C Introduction to Sports Nutrition 3 0 3
HLTH 120C Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 2 4
HLTH 125C Coaching Principles I 3 0 3
10
Total Credits 17

Graduates are able to:

  • Communicate effectively, employ vocabulary pertinent to health science, and complete research and
    analyze popular ergogenic aids.
  • Use critical thinking, apply the scientific method, and evaluate dietary intakes and physical activity throughout the human lifespan.
  • Demonstrate the application of scientific technology, practice lab safety procedures, and use current
    technology to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • Express quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge, demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, and compare human health and disease states.

Graduates can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list):

  • Fitness specialist with coaching skills
  • College coach
  • Recreational team coach
  • Youth sports coach

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