Certificate in Coaching


The human performance studies department provides students the opportunity to complement their degree program with an undergraduate certificate in coaching. This certificate program is open to all undergraduate students. Participation in this certificate program requires an additional 12 credit hours of coursework. The coaching certificate provides students with additional training to pursue opportunities in sports and coaching as well as make them more marketable and proficient in a sports and coaching setting.

Program Requirements 

Students need to complete 12 credit hours from among the choices that follow to earn their certificate in coaching.

Course Title Hours
HPS 510Coaching Principles3
HPS 750LMotivation3
SMGT 465Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
SMGT 750DSociology of Coaching3
SMGT 750NSocial Psychological Foundations of Sport3

An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.