The Athletic Coaching certificate is divided into two areas of focus.
The first area is designed to develop:
- skills, strategies and understanding of rules and officiating
- organization necessary to coach athletic teams and individuals in grades K-12, youth leagues and communities.
The second area emphasizes the:
- principles of coaching philosophy, sports psychology, pedagogy and physiology
- practices of coaching philosophy, sports psychology, pedagogy, physiology and sports medicine.
A study of the prevention of athletic injuries and the care of injuries is included. The certificate will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the six-credit program. After completion of course work, students may apply for a State Coaching Permit from the State Board of Education**.