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Certificate of Achievement
Kinesiology - Coaching of Sports

The Coaching of Sports Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for employment as a coach in the sporting/athletic career field. It is possible to complete this certificate in one calendar year. The curriculum has been designed to equip students with the background, both theoretical and practical, to pursue a job as a coach. Students are prepared to complete the American Sports Education Program (ASEP) coaching certification, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) certifications and take the mandatory California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) test for employment. Courses in nutrition, strength and conditioning, first aid, or athletic training will prepare the students for responsibilities in the field of coaching. The intent of this program is to prepare students in the field of physical activity so they may pursue a career in coaching: the courses offered will help students as they continue to pursue this career path, and prepare students for immediate entry-level employment in the field of coaching.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
KIN 126 - Principles of Strength and ConditioningM3.0
KIN 126 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course includes information needed for students who intend to teach strength and conditioning. The course covers anatomy and physiology, bioenergetics, biomechanics, training adaptations, exercise and equipment selection, training techniques, program design, and safety factors. This course is designed for students pursuing a career in the fitness industry; Fitness Specialist, Strength and Performance Coach, or Coaching of Sport Certificates; or an AS in Sports Medicine; and/or students interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and mind.

KIN 159 - Leadership in SportM3.0
KIN 159 - Leadership in Sport (3.0 units)

Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units of credit for PE Theory courses)

This course takes up leadership theories and the impact of leadership empowerment through sport. The course is designed for students interested in increasing insight into leadership within sport environments by examining philosophical, sociological, and psychological leadership dynamics in individual and team sports from youth through professional levels. The course covers topics such as leadership theories, self-awareness, informal and formal leadership, emotional intelligence theory, athlete motivation, team dynamics, the role of team captains, and communication theories.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
KIN 188 - Theory of CoachingM3.0
KIN 188 - Theory of Coaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The addition of this course will provide a foundation of coaching career opportunities within the community. It is necessary to prepare students that are interested in coaching at the youth and high school levels, tools that will help them make a positive impact on the lives of their students. This course will serve the entire Rio Hondo College population and provide career opportunities for students.

Select one: KIN 170 / KIN 195 M3.0
Notes:
*KIN 170 is typically offered in the Fall

KIN 170 - Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC,CSU

This course is designed to improve the athletic performance of individuals and teams within the areas of sport and fitness by introducing students to psychological concepts and skills. Areas of study will include motivation theory, personality and sport, group processes, research methods, and cognitive development in sport performance. The course will examine techniques such as imagery, goal setting, cognitive restructuring, coping, and arousal regulation to help athletes and coaches achieve peak performance.

KIN 195 - Social Issues/Media in Sport (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course examines sport as a significant aspect of modern culture and a major institution of contemporary civilization. Students gain an understanding of the impact sport has had in history and politics, and on moral values, ethics, and sociological issues historically and in present-day society. Topics include gender, race, and ethnicity and their roles in sport; sport as an economic enterprise; social media and sport; sport at the youth, high school, collegiate, professional and international levels; the effects that social class, globalization, and media have on sport; and what future trends will influence the world of sport.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
Summer 1
KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPRM3.0
KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPR (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses.

This course is designed for students pursuing a career working with the public and for those who want to further their understanding of handling emergency situations. The student will learn how to give immediate care to the suddenly injured or ill person. In addition, students will learn techniques for control of bleeding, splinting, transporting victims, emergency procedures, one person C.P.R. and the use of an AED. Students will have the opportunity to apply these technical procedures in class. This course fulfills the requirements for American Red Cross certifications in both Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) and Automatic Defibrillation (AED).

KIN 122 - Nutrition for Sport and FitnessM3.0
KIN 122 - Nutrition for Sport and Fitness (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course provides an overview of the role of nutrition to increase energy and enhance performance. Nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water will be introduced. The digestive system and metabolic systems will be discussed. Sport and exercise nutrient needs before, during, and after exercise are evaluated for their effect on optimal health and performance. Carbohydrate loading, popular diets, and supplementation are discussed. This course is designed for the student pursuing a career in the fitness industry; certificates in Fitness Specialist, Coaching of Sport, Sport and Performance Coach, and Community Health Worker; and/or the A.A. in Dance and the A.S in Sports Medicine, as well as those interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of nutrition on the mind and body.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
Total Units for Kinesiology - Coaching of Sports COA program 18.0 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will understand the various demands required to be successful in the coaching field.


2

Students will be prepared to complete coaching certifications for the American Sports Education Program (ASEP) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) test for employment.


3

Students will be exposed to the physical, technical, tactical, psychological, and social elements within sports.


4

Students will understand the different types of workouts and diets required by the population with which they are working.


5

Students will understand the importance of administration, fundraising, communication, team building, and defining success in the coaching environment.


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