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Certificate of Achievement
Kinesiology - Strength and Performance Coach

The Strength and Performance Coach Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for employment as a professional to enhance the performance of sport and tactical (police, fire, military) athletes. It is possible to complete this certificate in one calendar year. The curriculum has been designed to equip the student with the background, both theoretical and practical, to pursue a job promoting the physical conditioning of athletes. Strength and conditioning coaches also assist with the injury prevention and proper mechanics of athletes within their specific sport.

Courses in nutrition, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, first aid, strength and conditioning biomechanics/anatomy, and injury prevention will prepare the student for responsibilities in the field of strength and conditioning. The program will also expose students to other areas such as fitness, health promotion, coaching, pre-allied health, and medical fields.

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 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.

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 127 - Exercise PhysiologyM3.0
KIN 127 - Exercise Physiology (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 body systems and their functions under conditions of exercise stress, including how fitness training affects health, wellness, and performance. Emphasis will be placed on the muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, metabolic/bioenergetic, and neurological systems, as well as the physiological processes that are affected by exercise. The effects of various diseases and exercise immunology will also be addressed. This course is designed for the student pursuing a career in the fitness industry, a Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Specialist or Strength and Performance Coach, the Associate of Arts in Dance, or those interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and mind.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
2nd Semester
KIN 128 - Fitness Testing and Exercise PrescriptionM3.0
KIN 128 - Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription (3.0 units)

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

This course provides an overview of how to assess and evaluate the results of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body fat, pulmonary function, blood pressure, postural analysis, and functional movement. Emphasis is placed on determining appropriate tests, conducting the tests, interpreting results, and creating exercise programs. This course is designed for students pursuing a career in the fitness industry or for the Fitness Specialist and Strength and Performance Coach certificates, as well as those interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of exercise on the body.

Select one: KIN 188 / KIN 159 M3.0
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.

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.

Select one: KIN 193 / KIN 197 M3.0
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 197 - Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3.0 units)

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

This course introduces the basic concepts of athletic training, including instruction for prevention, recognition, management and treatment of common injuries in a physically active population. The skills of basic strapping, bracing padding and taping for the prevention and support of injuries will be presented and practiced. This class is recommended for those interested in becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
Summer 1
KIN 226 - Advanced Training Principles for Sport and Tactical Athletes *M3.0
Notes:
*KIN 226 and 290 can be taken in the summer or fall

KIN 226 - Advanced Training Principles for Sport and Tactical Athletes (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: KIN 122, KIN 126, KIN 127, KIN 128
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; MATH 033 or MATH 033B or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement;
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to include the necessary information needed for those intending to assess and teach strength training and performance skills to both sport and tactical athletes. The course covers anatomy and physiology, bioenergetics, biomechanics, training adaptations, physical assessments for strength, agility, power, speed, and quickness, program design, exercise and equipment selection, training techniques, and safety factors. This course is designed for the student pursuing a career in the strength and conditioning area, completing the Strength and Performance Coach Certificate, exploring kinesiology, or for those interested in furthering their understanding of the effects of exercise for strength and performance in sport and tactical athletes.

KIN 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Athletic Training Related Fields *M1.0
Notes:
*KIN 226 and 290 can be taken in the summer or fall

KIN 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Athletic Training Related Fields (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: KIN 197 and a current CPR card
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in the field of athletic training under supervision of a college instructor and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the field of athletic training and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. "Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures".

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours

Total Semester Units:4.0 
Total Units for Kinesiology - Strength and Performance Coach COA program 22.0 
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

In the strength lab, apply knowledge and understand exercise science principles and terminology.


2

With specific athletic populations, demonstrate proficiency in fitness, nutritional, and functional movement assessments of individuals.


3

Through video and in-person observation, understand the unique movements associated with skill development and performance in various sports.


4

For a performance athlete, design science-based exercise programs for both injury prevention and performance enhancement.


5

Develop performance-based group exercise routines to meet the needs various sport and tactical athletes.


6

Using the latest technology and software programs, input and analyze exercise performance data.


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.

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