Sport Science and Fitness Studies Coaching Certification faculty in the MacDonald Gymnasium with the Basketball team

Coaching Certification

The Coaching Certificate is open to all students at Endicott College. Students who wish to become certified in coaching by the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies must complete an application to be admitted to the program.

The Coaching Certification Program provides students with knowledge in:

  • Care and prevention of injury,
  • Coaching principles,
  • Basic nutritional guidelines,
  • Personal health issues,
  • Coaching techniques,
  • Practice organization, and
  • Coaching strategies.

Students who wish to become certified in coaching by the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies must complete an application to be admitted to the program.

Undergraduate (16 credits) Coaching Certification Objectives

PE 201 THEORY & PRACTICE IN COACHING 3 credits
The study of principles and concepts in coaching. Sport philosophy, psychology, motivation, sport management, and pedagogy will be discussed and analyzed throughout the course. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental instruction, practice organization, and understanding the problems/issues associated with coaching.
PE 241 ADVANCED COACHING TECHNIQUES 3 credits
This course is designed for students to build a coaching repertoire that enables them to successfully coach and administer a competitive sport team at any developmental level. Students will use the Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning as a framework for developing a coaching portfolio that contains the content and methodology to develop the physical, intellectual, and affective skills of athletes.
PE 110 FIRST AID AND SAFETY 3 credits
This course is designed to expose students to the cognitive and applied principles of first aid and safety. Students will learn the techniques of basic life support (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), basic first aid and demonstrate them proficiently by American Heart Association Standards. Other topics include discussions on prudent living and treating various medical emergencies.
PE 208 PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 3 credits
A course designed to explore the Psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical, behavioral, environmental and social health aspects of everyday living. Through self assessment inventories students examine their health behaviors, identifying problems and recommending change areas in their lifestyles. Students will learn to refine their decision-making skills to help them make more educated decisions on various personal and community health problems including drug and alcohol misuse and abuse. Students will become knowledgeable on health-related topics enabling them to become a variable educator themselves. Community health services, functions, eligibility or access are explained.
PE 210 NUTRITION 3 credits
A course designed to educate students in the scientific and applied aspects of nutrition. Students will gain scientific information which will enhance their ability to apply these principles in any educational, school or community setting. Students will learn the importance of nutrition in its relationship to disease, different needs throughout the life cycle and food safety implications. Finally, students will be exposed to and be able to discuss current research as it relates to nutritional concepts. Satisfies the Math and Sciences core curriculum.

PE 400 COACHING PRACTICIUM

1 credit
Students demonstrate competence in planning, implementing and evaluating athletic practices and contests. A monitored practicum in which students serve as assistant or head coaches of interscholastic teams. Prerequisites: PE 110, PE 201, PE 208, PE 210.


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