Academic Catalogs

Athletics Coaching, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_ATHC
Control Number: 39968

Graduates of this certificate will be able to actively serve as an assistant or head coach through the application of what is learned in exercise and athletic psychology, coaching theory, and the coaching practicum where theory-based methods are observed and practiced in supervised observations. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate how to safely train and prepare athletes and teams for practices and competitions. 
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate and teach the skills and techniques to a variety of skill levels associated with the sport in their area of specialization
  3. Students will be familiar with techniques for motivating athletes and team performance.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.

Course Title Units
KIN A203First Aid and CPR2
KIN A204Techniques and Theory of Coaching Athletes3
KIN A273Sports Medicine3
KIN A289Mental Performance and Exercise Psychology3
KIN A205Coaching Internship2-4
Restricted Electives: Select 3 units3
Fitness and Health
Sports Management
Strength Conditioning/Theory
Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Nutrition, Fitness, and Performance
Stress Management Theory and Application
Total Units16-18