Athletic Coaching, Certificate of Achievement

The Athletic Coaching Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to become certified athletic coaches in the recreational and competitive sports industry. Students completing the certificate will be more qualified to coach inter-scholastically, within sport organizations, and in private business. A final interview will conclude completion of the certificate. Courses focus on coaching methodology, coaching diverse athlete populations, sports psychology, sports medicine, and advanced skill knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Formulate a full season plan of practice for the diverse athletes in their respective sport.
  • Interpret the rules and regulation of student’s sport of choice.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
KINS 41Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINS 43Theory of Coaching3
KINS 44Sport in Society3
KINS 48Psychology of Fitness and Sport Performance3
KINS 50Orientation for Athletes and Athletics2
Select one course from the following:1
Golf I
Tennis I
Soccer I
Swimming I
Volleyball I
Introduction to Basketball
Beach Volleyball I
Triathlon Training I
Select one course from the following:3
Introduction to Kinesiology
Introduction to Careers in Sports Medicine and Allied Health
Total Units18

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
KINS 41 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
KINS 43 Theory of Coaching 3
KINS 44 Sport in Society 3
Introduction to Kinesiology
or Introduction to Careers in Sports Medicine and Allied Health
KINS 48 Psychology of Fitness and Sport Performance 3
KINS 50 Orientation for Athletes and Athletics 2
Golf I
or Tennis I
or Soccer I
or Swimming I
or Volleyball I
or Introduction to Basketball
or Beach Volleyball I
or Triathlon Training I
 Total Units18