Coaching’s key attributes are strong teaching skills, motivation to work hard and excellent communication. At SUNY Cortland, you’ll hone your ability to teach athletic skills, learn how to provide generalized fitness training and encourage athletes to excel in physical and competitive environments. Athletes and coaches motivate each other to perform at higher levels; their relationship demands commitment, awareness and dedication.
- Professional and collegiate sports
- Secondary and intermediate schools
- Occupational settings
What Will I Learn?
- Use your knowledge of physiology, nutrition and corrective techniques to help players improve their game
- Help motivate players to reach their goals
- Develop personal relationships with players
- Plan and oversee practices
- Instruct groups or individuals in the basics of sports
- Demonstrate techniques
- Find and recruit potential athletes, often arranging athletic scholarships
- Negotiate contracts with pro athletes and their representatives
- Practical experience in the coaching field
- Get a chance to work in studies with faculty and your colleagues
- Clubs that will help immerse you in your study through fieldwork
- Study abroad in England, Germany and Australia
College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities: Practicum experiences, research projects with faculty and participation in service learning opportunities in the community are just a few of the ways to be involved.