Coaching Certification - 13 credits


Certifications are awarded at the student's request upon completion of all courses in the certificate program with at least a grade of C- or above. Certificates will be awarded a printed certificate and the certification will be noted on the transcript. Certifications can be earned without earning a degree. Students who are completing a certification only (not as part of a degree program) are not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

SM250 Injury Prevention and Care 2 hours

This course is a study of the treatment and prevention of specific sport injuries resulting from activities in the home, recreation, intramural and extramural settings. It will cover the identification of injuries, proper treatment after they occur, and preventive measures. Students learn now to create a safe environment for athletes.

SM312 Sports Psychology 3 hours

The study of psychological and related theoretical concerns associated with sports, in relationship to prayer and spiritual influence.

SM324 Organization and Administration in Sports 3 hours

This course will help students define and understand the concepts of management and leadership within sport organizations. There will be a focus upon the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers. This course places sport organizations in the context of their environment and emphasizes the manager’s role in adapting and reacting to changes in the environment.

SM335 Performance and Conditioning 2 hours

This course combines sound, proven strength and conditioning principles with the latest methodologies. Training programs are based on proven scientific training principles. Specifically the course will focus on the development of power, speed, acceleration, agility, and quickness for the development of high quality sport performance.

SM409 Principles of Coaching and Leadership 3 hours

This course will focus on general techniques and concerns dealing with coaching.  A specific focus will be placed on effective instructive skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills.  As part of this course’s practical experience, the student will serve as an assistant coach for one of our varsity sports.