Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education with a specialization in Sports Coaching for students who are seeking to become coaches for those who are training in athletics. Students will develop their leadership abilities in order to function as coaches, leaders and experts in fields of physical activity and managing sporting activity. In addition, students will develop their understanding regarding physical care and injury prevention in order to better help educate students on the risks of physical activity and ways of treating and caring for their bodies.
Students in the program will study a curriculum which involves advanced studies of athletic coaching and topics in sports management. These classes include English composition, introduction to physical education, first aid and safety, college career success seminar, college algebra, personal hygiene and community health, care and prevention of athletic injuries, public speaking, basic nutrition, physical fitness education for life, physical education in elementary schools, and introduction to coaching.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated necessary understanding of the role of coaches as educators in sports and physical activity as part of a regular educational curriculum. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of athletic coaches and physical education teachers as leaders of individuals and teams; to demonstrate an understanding of physical education in educational and public settings, to demonstrate an understanding of the science of exercise, including kinesiology and athletic training, and to demonstrate skill in advanced leadership qualities.
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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