The regulations of the Commissioner of Education of the New York State Department of Education require persons who coach an interscholastic athletic team to complete an approved program for coaches prior to or within the first three years of their employment. (Valid First Aid, CPR and child abuse certificates are required for initial employment.)
Brockport's coaching minor, designed for students who are not in the physical education teacher certification program, fulfills this requirement and also provides greater depth in preparation for prospective coaches in schools, sports clubs, community programs, colleges, or other athletic organizations.
Admission to the Program
Any undergraduate student outside the physical education teacher education major can declare this minor.
The minor consists of 18 credits:
- PEP351 Coaching Sports
- PEP350 Scientific Foundations of Coaching
- PEP3XX Coaching Clinics (3 required)
- PES3XX Advanced Performance
- PEP354 Coaching Practicum
- Elective course (one of the following)
- PEP 353 Administration of Intramurals
- PEP 379 Athletic Training for Teacher/Coach
- PEP 399 Independent Study (approved by CM coordinator)
- PES 315 Physical Fitness for Healthy Living
- PES 326 Kinetics of Sport and Exercise
- PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity
- PES 335 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport
- PES 439 Motor Learning
- PES 360 Philosophy of Sport
- CMC 201 Public Speaking*
- PBH 311 Nutrition
- JRB 224 Newswriting
- Any other course approved by CM coordinator
*denotes courses that meet both major and general education requirements
Additional Requirements for New York State Coaching Certification
The minor is designed to meet the academic requirements for coaching certification in the State of New York. Students who wish to seek state certification must meet all the requirements of the State of New York in force at the time of their application for certification.
At the time of publication, these additional requirements are:
- a state-approved child abuse class/workshop
- SAVE (Schools Against Violence Education) training
- DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training
- a state-approved and current First Aid (including AED training) and CPR certification
Students should consult the Coaching Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education for the list of current requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Students will be able to become certified to coach in public schools in New York State.
- Students will employ practical athletic coaching skills at a real life sport setting.
- Students will be able to understand of the scientific foundations of coaching athletic teams which includes exposure to anatomy, physiology, common athletic injuries and prevention, fitness and conditioning with sport specific training and nutrition.
- Students will be able to explain the rules, duties, legal aspects and administrative methods of coaching an athletic team, and the philosophies, methods and strategies involved in coaching.