Online Coaching Certification Courses - SUNY Cortland

Online Coaching Certification Courses

The following courses are authorized by the New York State Education Department to partially meet requirements for coaching certification. Additional requirements for certification may be found at New York State Education Department: Guidelines for the Coaching Requirements (PDF).   The courses are competency-based and must be taken one at a time.

Course One: The Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education

Course Two: Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

Course Three: Theory and Techniques of Coaching

  • This course is specific to one sport and must be taken throughout a coaching season.  
  • The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) requires that for "contact/strenuous sports" (identified in the NYSPHSAA Handbook), Course Three must be repeated for each sport for which certification is sought.  
  • Course Three is partially based on application of principles from Courses One and Two during a coaching season.

Course work is completed via eLearning platforms. eLearning classrooms open at noon on the first day of course period. The FESP Office will email login instructions prior to the course beginning. Please note that all courses are non-credit bearing.  Upon satisfactory completion of a course, students will receive a Course Completion Certificate.

For more information, please contact the Field Experience and School Partnerships Office at 607-753-2824 or email the FESP office.  

Registration and Payment

Courses One, Two and Three:  Students may register throughout the first 30 days of each course period.

Students must register on-line.  Please visit the following link to register for the coaching certification course.

Registration link

The fee for each course is $185, payable by debit or credit card. 

For questions regarding the on-line registration process, please contact the Field Experience and School Partnerships Office at 607-753-2824 or email us.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Student must request a withdrawal in writing no later than 10 business days after registering to receive a refund.  (If student registered before course period began, request must be made during first 10 business days of course period.)

Student must complete all course requirements by the end of the course period. Failure to complete a course by the end of course period will require re-enrolling, repaying, and retaking the course in order to receive a Course Completion Certificate.

Course One

Instructor: Jerry Casciani

Optional Textbooks

New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Handbook purchased from: NYSPHSAA at nysphsaa.org (select Online Store; click on Order Now, then All Other Publications and select the most recent NYSPHSAA Handbook.)

Successful Coaching, Martens, Rainer, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-4012-9); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Course Two

Instructor: Gary Babjack

Optional Textbooks

Total Training for Young Champions, Bompa, Tudor,  Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-0212-X); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa, Tudor, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-5559-2); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Strength Training for Young Athletes, Kraemer & Fleck, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-5103-1); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Course Three

Instructor: Jerry Casciani

Optional Textbooks

Total Training for Young Champions, Bompa, Tudor, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-0212-X); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa, Tudor, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-5559-2); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Strength Training for Young Athletes, Kraemer & Fleck, Human Kinetics Publishers
(ISBN: 0-7360-5103-1); humankinetics.com; 800-747-4457

Calendar

Courses One and Two

Winter 2017:  January 9-March 24, 2017
Spring 2017:  April 10-June 23, 2017
Summer 2017:  June 12-August 18, 2017 
Fall 2017:  September 5-November 21, 2017
Winter 2018:  January 8-March 23, 2018
Spring 2018:  April 9-June 22, 2018

Course Three

Winter 2016-2017:  November 7, 2016-March 24, 2017
Spring 2017:  March 6-June 23, 2017
Fall 2017:  September 5-November 21, 2017
Winter 2017-2018:  November 6, 2017-March 23, 2018
Spring 2018:  March 5-June 22, 2018

 

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