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Program Details

Michigan State University offers a Coaching Education Certificate through the Department of Kinesiology and the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The courses involved in this program would be beneficial to coaches, teachers, and administrators who are involved or interested in learning about coaching, athletics, leadership, and sport sciences.

Within this program, students will participate in three 3-semester hour courses that focus on sociological, psychological, legal, administrative, and physical issues within coaching amateur athletes. The courses students will take are Sport Law for Coaches and Administrators (KIN 854), Psychosocial Bases of Coaching (KIN 855), and Physical Bases of Coaching (KIN 856). Within KIN 854, students will learn about the responsibilities and obligations of those who work as athletic administrators, coaches, recreational program directors, and school administrators. In KIN 855, students will explore psychological, philosophical, developmental, sociological, and instructional fundamentals for coaching athletes. KIM 856 will give information on basic elements in physiology, sports medicine, anatomy, and biomechanics involved in coaching athletes. KIN 854 is offered in the Spring semester, KIN 855 in the Fall semester, and KIN 856 in the Summer semester.

This is a fully online program, so students may choose the pace at which they complete courses. However, students will enter each semester as a cohort, which means they will be taking classes with a group of their peers. The benefit to this is students can communicate with each other through chat rooms and other activities that will help them learn needed material.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools