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Coaching Graduate Certificate

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Dr. Cecile Reynaud
Reynaud@fsu.edu
(850) 644-4298

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This certificate program prepares coaches at all levels from amateur to professional to hone their coaching competencies and skills. The courses in the program allow coaches to develop their abilities in the areas set by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). These areas include coaching philosophy and ethics, safety and injury prevention, growth and development, teaching and communication, sport skills and tactics, organization and administration, and evaluation of their program. Four courses will provide students with advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in different areas of coaching.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Careers

The Online Graduate Certificate in Coaching program is designed to provide online advanced coaching education to people coaching in: Youth Leagues, Recreation Leagues, Interscholastic, Amateur clubs, Collegiate (NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA), International, and Professional fields.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • APK5121 Sport and Exercise Psychology for Coaches (3)
    This course focuses on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed in coaching various sports, emphasizing critical thinking and application of scientific findings.
  • PET5235 Motor Learning for Coaches (3)
    This course is to teach coaches the processes underlying the learning and performance of all kinds of movements. Focus is on how humans learn skilled actions and how the principles of motor performance and learning can be useful in coaching. Topics cover theories and principles explaining motor behavior and psychological factors related to and/or affecting motor-skill acquisition or performance.
  • PET5735 Advanced Coaching (3)
    This course covers key topics pertaining to coaching, from developing a coaching philosophy to managing a team effectively.
  • SPM5350 Athlete Recruitment (3)
    This advanced course deals with the in collegiate recruiting of athletes. Topics cover all facets of recruiting, including evaluation, compliance, technology, visits, commitments, and issues.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.

Application Procedures

Students must apply to the Coaching Certificate program via the online application located at the College of Education website.

Program Requirements

To receive the coaching certificate, students must complete the required course work including the professional portfolio within a five year time period from the date of acceptance into the program and earn a grade of C or better.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2013-14 as stated on the Student Financial Services website, plus a $70.00 per credit hour distance learning fee. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Spring 2014 Course Offerings

  • SPM5350 Athlete Recruitment (3)
    This advanced course deals with the in collegiate recruiting of athletes. Topics cover all facets of recruiting, including evaluation, compliance, technology, visits, commitments, and issues.

Summer 2014 Course Offerings

  • APK5121 Sport and Exercise Psychology for Coaches (3)
    This course focuses on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed in coaching various sports, emphasizing critical thinking and application of scientific findings.
  • PET5235 Motor Learning for Coaches (3)
    This course is to teach coaches the processes underlying the learning and performance of all kinds of movements. Focus is on how humans learn skilled actions and how the principles of motor performance and learning can be useful in coaching. Topics cover theories and principles explaining motor behavior and psychological factors related to and/or affecting motor-skill acquisition or performance.