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Total Credit Hours: 26

This certificate provides individuals wishing to coach high school athletic teams with the background important for working in a physical education setting. Central to it are the three coaching courses required by the New York State Education Department for Coaching Licensure.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Provide a sound academic curriculum to meet the requirements of NYS for licensure as a coach.
  • 1a) Student will meet the requirements as outlined by the Commissioner of Education. Sec. 135.4 (c) (7) (i) (c) and section 135.5.
Goal 2 Provide instruction on the different types of coaching techniques.
  • 2a) Student will demonstrate an understanding of various coaching techniques.
  • 2b) Student will be able to develop and modify practice plans according to populations taught as defined in course syllabus.
  • 2c) 100% of graduates will complete the DGV requirement.
Goal 3 Provide instruction on how to create and implement lesson plans.
  • 3a) Student will create and develop practice plans for sport specific skills and concepts in coaching.
Goal 4 Provide instruction for coaching a variety of sports and diverse populations.
  • 4a) Student will implement and execute the developed practice plans as outlined in the course curriculum.
  • 4b) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the behaviors and development of adolescents.
Goal 5 Provide student with Injury recognition background sufficient to successfully evaluate and provide initial First Aid care.
  • 5a) Student will demonstrate an understanding of injury prevention, recognition and follow up care.
  • 5b) Student will obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications.
Goal 6 To prepare Coaching certificate majors to use computational and other mathematical techniques to communicate results of scientific inquiry.
  • 6a) Student will complete laboratory exercises that involve data collection and analysis.
Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • 7a) Student will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • 7b) Student will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
CO231 Principles of Coaching
This course introduces the basic philosophy and principles of coaching as integral parts of physical education and general education. Topics include the function and organization of leagues and athletic associations in New York State; state, local, and national policies as related to athletics; standards for the responsibilities and duties of the coach as an educational leader; legal considerations; team management; athletic facilities; budget and record keeping; and, interacting with supervisors and officials. This is one of three mandatory courses required by the New York State Education Department to become permanently certified to coach high school athletics. See when this course is offered ...
PY101 Intro General Psychology
This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading), and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
Natural Science Elective (Choose One)
BI103 Human Life Science 1
This course explores the form and function of human body systems for non-science students. It stresses normal and abnormal life processes as well as the philosophy and history of science including the scientific method. Laboratory exercises complement lecture topics, which include the study of cells and tissues, and the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Dissections are required in the laboratory. See when this course is offered ...
BI141 General Biology 1
This is the first of a two-semester course dealing with the central concepts of biology. Topics include the chemical and cellular basis of life, energy transformations, plant structure related to function, and plant reproduction. Laboratory exercises mirror lecture topics. Prerequisite: One year of laboratory science in high school or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
CO232 Hlth Sci Appl/Coaching
Topics in this course include first aid, CPR, and athletic training/conditioning principles. Upon completion, students are eligible for National Safety Council First Aid and American Heart Association CPR certification. This is one of three mandatory courses required by the New York State Education Department to become permanently certified to coach high school athletics. See when this course is offered ...
CO233 Theory&Tech of Coaching
This course provides basic knowledge and skills in the use and development of sport-specific coaching methods and skills. New York State high school rules and regulations, teaching methods, performance skills, organization and management of practice sessions, and conditioning are explored. An internship in a specific sport under the supervision of a master coach or athletic trainer and seminar sessions in interschool athletic history are required. This is one of three mandatory courses required by the New York State Education Department to become permanently certified to coach high school athletics. Prerequisite: CO231 Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics in Education. See when this course is offered ...
PY212 Adolescent Psychology
This course explores physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development during adolescence. It examines theories and research about adolescent development. Topics include the changing role of relationships with peers and parents, gender and identity development, problem behaviors, and appropriate interventions to reduce risky behavior and promote successful development. The influence of the social and cultural context on development is considered. Fifteen hours of observation of adolescents in a 7th - 12th grade school setting must be completed. Prerequisite: PY101 Introduction to General Psychology. See when this course is offered ...
ED151 Prev/Safety Iss-Clsrm Tchr
This course focuses on prevention and safety issues facing professionals working with children. Topics include the identification and prevention of child abuse and neglect, violence in schools, and substance abuse. Traffic, fire, and safety issues are covered. Successful completion results in NYS certification in Identification & Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect and in School Violence Prevention & Intervention. See when this course is offered ...
EN150 Effective Speech
This course is an introduction to public speaking. It emphasizes the fundamentals of preparing, organizing, supporting, and delivering the speech based on factual material. It includes topic selection, audience analysis, fact vs. opinion, outlining, supporting material, and visual support. Informative, demonstrative, and persuasive speeches are presented. Elements of interpersonal communication, logic, and persuasion are discussed. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
PE111 Strength Training 1
This course provides proper free-weight training techniques for implementing a personal weight program. It develops individualized and strength training routines that can become lifetime commitments. See when this course is offered ...
PE112 Speed Training
This course provides proper speed training techniques for improving fitness and athletic ability. Emphasis is placed on dynamic stretching, core strength, and sport specific speed/direction change. See when this course is offered ...

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