Courses & Programs

Coaching Certificate

Patricia Mantia

Chair, Health Fitness Nutrition

Health Sciences

Bartley Center 100B

413.552.2449 (Tel)


what will you learn?

The Coaching Certificate is designed for the individual who is interested in working as a coach of sport and recreation. Students will use materials from and prepare for the national examination of the American Sports Education Program.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of  this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the coach.
  • Define his/her personal coaching philosophy and discuss how it influences coaching style.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching and communication skills as applied to coaching.
  • Identify and discuss cultural, social and psychological influences that influence athletes and methods to manage behavior on and off the field.
  • Explain and demonstrate assessments used to measure athletic ability and monitor athletic outcomes.
  • Demonstrate effective methods to teach technical and tactile skills.
  • Develop a physical conditioning plan using a periodization model.
  • Outline a basic plan for sports nutrition and hydration and discuss the cost:benefit ratio of Ergogenic aids.
  • Identify areas of potential risk and outline methods to minimize liability and ensure well-being of the athletes including basic emergency care procedures.

what will you do?

Work toward your associate degree, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the coach.
  • Define his/her personal coaching philosophy and discuss how it influences coaching style.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching and communication skills as applied to coaching.
  • Identify and discuss cultural, social and psychological influences that influence athletes and methods to manage behavior on and off the field.
  • Explain and demonstrate assessments used to measure athletic ability and monitor athletic outcomes.
  • Demonstrate effective methods to teach technical and tactile skills.
  • Develop a physical conditioning plan using a periodization model.
  • Outline a basic plan for sports nutrition and hydration and discuss the cost:benefit ratio of Ergogenic aids.
  • Identify areas of potential risk and outline methods to minimize liability and ensure well-being of the athletes including basic emergency care procedures.

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16 total credits

11 credits Program Requirements + 12 credits Electives

No online classes are available for this certificate.


Program Requirements

11 CREDITS
Provides the knowledge and skills called for in most situations in which emergency care is required and medical assistance is not excessively delayed. An introduction to CPR is included. Course will be taught by a Nationally Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. Grading is on a Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory basis.Students can not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
This is a first aid and CPR course geared towards the physical educator, coach, and/or fitness instructor. The course includes assessment and emergency care for sports related injuries, illness, spine, and musculoskeletal injuries. CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver are included. This program is used for certification by American Sport Education Program. Students may not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
Covers the fundamental principles of coaching. Emphasis is on the development of a program, from organization through preparation for competition.
A lecture course with a service-learning component, this course provides students with the opportunity to expand and apply their knowledge of coaching youth sports. Students will go through the entire process of coaching from preparation/planning to implementation to evaluation with a local youth sport team. The Service Learning component will consist of a minimum of 1 hour and maximum of 2 hours weekly outside class time, depending on the needs of the community organization. Students are required to complete CORI/SORI forms prior to having contact with the children.Prerequisites: HFN 110 or instructor permission.
An introductory course on the safe and effective resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning for fun, health, and self-improvement.
An intermediate level course designed for students interested in resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning as a means of enhancing athletic performance. Focus is on sport-specific programs that establish a sound fitness base while maximizing athletic potential.
An advanced level course for students interested in high intensity strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. The emphasis is on current research and its application to developing optimal muscle strength, volume and/or distribution.

Electives

12 CREDITS
An in-depth sociological analysis of sport. Examines the nature of sport, people's sport-related experiences, sport as a social institution in modern societies, and the articulation of sport with other social institutions. Special emphasis will be given to organized, competitive, and professional sport in the United States. Prerequisite: SOC 110
Examines how the major theoretical frameworks in psychology relate to sport. The focus is on how an understanding of psychological concepts such as achievement, motivation, personality theory, aggression, and anxiety can be used to facilitate the athlete's enjoyment and performance in sport. Prerequisite: PSY 110
A study of the substantive law concerning amateur and professional sports. Includes amateur athletics, discrimination based on gender, contract law, tort law, drug testing, trademark law, and antitrust law.
A survey course that provides an introduction to sport and leisure activities. Students will learn and practice team and individual sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country, track, wrestling, golf, baseball, tennis, and others. Students are expected to fully participate in each sport/activity.