In collaboration with the Athletics Department, the Graduate School offers a 10 credit Coaching Certificate designed for individuals who:
The program consists of a number of coaching-relevant courses, each delivered in 1 or 2 credit modules/workshops. Each module/workshop credit requires 10 hours of contact time per credit, and assumes about 15 clock hours per credit of out-of-class preparation, study, training, or practice. The program offers a variety of courses allowing a student to select the ones of most interest or relevance to his/her particular need.
At this time, courses are offered primarily on an on-demand basis; that is, once an audience or occasion is indentified, the course will be offered, typically in a workshop/module format, to that particular audience. These courses may be linked to regularly-offered Valpo Coaching Clinics and, if need arises, may be offered in online format.
Admission to the Certificate requires application to the Graduate School. Students/coaches must have an undergraduate degree and a 3.0 gpa or, in lieu of the gpa, a minimum of 4 years of coaching or other relevant work experience. Up to 6 credits may be applied toward the MS in Sports Administration degree as electives.
|General Requirements, choose from the following:||10 credits|
|CC 501||Coaching Theory, Methods & Pedagogy||2 cr|
|CC 502||Coaching: Leadership & Psychology||2 cr|
|CC 510||Legal & Ethical Issues of Sport||2 cr|
|CC 511||Financial Aspects of Sports Management||2 cr|
|CC 512||Sports Media, Communication & Networking||2 cr|
|CC 520||Nutrition, Training & Health||2 cr|
|CC 521||Sports Medicine & Performance||2 cr|
|CC 580-589||Coaching Clinics (Sport Specific, 2 cr. max)||1 cr|