Athletic Coaching Certification

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Program Information

This certification for athletic coaching provides students the foundational knowledge necessary to prepare them to move into the professional area of an athletic coach and advance career opportunities.

Career Opportunities

This program of study will prepare students for national and state certification for employment as athletic coaches.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze the numerous roles and responsibilities of coaching.
  • analyze the different styles and philosophies of coaching.
  • evaluate and develop a risk management plan for equipment, athletes, supervision, facilities, and additional areas that are specific to the sport.
  • demonstrate an understanding of physical fitness, training, injury prevention, and time management related to specific sports.
  • identify the effects of physical and emotional stress and develop management strategies.
  • evaluate the various psychological skills and techniques that will enhance success.
  • prepare necessary strategies that will build self-awareness and self confidence.
  • describe the basic principles used in designing training programs for athletes.
  • integrate the concepts of periodization in the development of a year round training program.
  • evaluate the roles of strength endurance, agility, balance, coordination, speed, power, and flexibility in sport and conditioning performances.
  • apply appropriate age specific psychological techniques to enhance communication for athletic performance.
  • distinguish special considerations in coaching diverse athletes including age, gender, cultural background, and ability.
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the prevention, care, and management of injuries.
  • define anatomy and sport injury terminology.
  • explain the risks involved with substance abuse.
  • evaluate dietary supplements and nutritional guidelines for performance.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of all courses in the required program with grades of “C” or better.