Coaching Certificate

Students listening in class sitting in desks.


The Coaching Certificate is a 21 hour academic program, completed in two years. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students from any discipline may complete the program. The program is intended to give students with coaching aspirations at all levels of athletic competition, a solid foundation for a successful career in coaching. In addition to classroom lectures, online activities, observations, and service learning, teaching methodologies are used to build coaching skills and abilities of students. Built around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) National Standards for Sports Coaches, the curriculum is a comprehensive coaching education program emphasizing the eight domains of coaching competencies:

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Growth and Development
  • Teaching and Communication
  • Sports Skills and Tactics
  • Organization and Administration
  • Evaluation



Course of Study


Dr. Christopher Keshock
Phone: (251) 461-1613 

Dr. Brooke Forrester
Phone: (251) 461-6731