2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Athletic Coaching Certificate

The Athletic Coaching Certificate fulfills course work required to obtain the Arizona Department of Education Standard Athletic Coaching Certificate grades 7 - 12. The course work also provides continuing education opportunities for current coaching professionals and are ideal courses for transfer students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in a similar area of study. The program emphasis is on athlete-centered coaching theories, methods of communication, strategies for motivation, injury prevention and first aid, and anatomy and physiology applied to exercise and sport instruction.

Credit Hours Required: 17

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Athletic Coaching Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of an athlete centered coaching philosophy, including coaching objectives and communication style.
  2. Discuss methods of teaching physical, mental, technical and tactical skills training, including strategies for team management.
  3. Use assertive communication techniques and strategies for motivating various age groups and skill levels.
  4. Apply strategies for injury prevention and recognize exercise and sport related injuries and illnesses.