Help your athletes achieve their full potential
Are you a current or aspiring coach? Do you want to positively impact your athletes? Expand your knowledge and skills with our Sports Coaching Graduate Certificate. This online program covers all four areas of coaching: physical, psychological, tactical and technical. The mix of theory and practice will give you the ability to impact your athletes’ mental and physical performance. The content of the courses is designed to help you apply your knowledge to a variety of sports and activities.
Sports Coaching Graduate Certificate:: Feature Courses
A study of the relationship of psychology to sport: topics include the history of sport psychology, application of learning principles, social psychology, personality variables, psychological assessment, youth sport, women in sport, the psychology of coaching, and performance enhancement.
A study of the scientific basis of conditioning athletes. The focus will be on cardiovascular and resistance conditioning in the off-season, pre-season, and in-season. An introduction and utilization of appropriate equipment for cardiovascular conditioning and resistance training will be examined.
A study of nutrition as it relates to optimum performance and health. Nutrient needs, sources, functions, and interactions are reviewed according to the latest scientific findings. Principles of body conditioning are emphasized with attention to diet and lifestyle practices that promote health and decrease risks of nutrition-related diseases.
An analysis, comparison, and contrast of various teaching strategies and designs appropriate for the health and kinesiology teaching environment. Additional study will include pedagogical assessment techniques for health and kinesiology.