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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 represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that 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. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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 Empowerment of SportM3.0
KIN 159 - Leadership Empowerment of Sport (3.0 units)

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

The purpose of this course is to explore leadership theories and the impact of leadership empowerment through sport. This course is designed for all students interested in leadership dynamics within individual and team sports. The course will cover topics such as leadership theories, self-awareness, informal and formal leadership, emotional intelligence theory, athlete motivation, team dynamics, communication and the role of the team captains. At the end of the course, students will have more insight into leadership within sport environments.

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

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

The purpose of this course is to explore the impact coaches have on athletic programs in the community. The course is designed for all students interested in coaching individual and team sports. The course will cover topics such as role of the coach, athlete motivation, coaching leadership, technology, and effective coaching practice. At the end of the course, students will have more insight into coaching in various athletic programs.

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 is designed for students interested in a career in the field of coaching and athletics. Coaching methodologies and future trends in athletics, youth development in sport, and physical education/kinesiology are discussed. This course examines controversies and the status of sport culture in our society, the relationship between sport and media, social media, culture, and the economy. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and current roles of sport in society.

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, CSU

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:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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