Coaching (Certificate)

Coaching (Certificate)The Coaching certificate program provides all of the mandated coursework required for those who wish to coach in the New York State public school system. Those wishing to coach any interscholastic sport in the public school system must take this mandated course of study before coaching.

The program can be completed as part of the Physical Education Studies program or as a separate certificate. All of the credit coursework may be transferable to other degree programs.

Be advised that those completing the program also must complete several mandatory professional workshops that are also offered by the college in order to gain NYS licensure.

The certificate is offered through the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department.

Note: Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to receive financial aid.

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Program Highlights

  • The only online program of its kind in the Capital Region
  • Easy access to professors who are knowledgeable, dedicated and skilled
  • High quality academic advisement
  • Coursework that reflects state-of-the-art theory and skills
  • A learning environment that is positive and caring

Online Program can be completed by attending online.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Those successfully completing the program will have met the requirements to become a certified head coach in any interscholastic public high school athletic program. This includes all head coaches and assistants for varsity, junior varsity, freshman and junior high (modified) teams of public schools.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

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For more information regarding this program, contact:

Colleen Ferris
Department Chair
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206
(518) 629-7372
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For more information about admission to this program, contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309

Mission Statement

The Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department seeks to support the mission of the college by preparing entry-level students in Physical Education for transfer and ultimate completion of baccalaureate degree requirements. Additionally, it will remain our objective to endeavor to meet the diverse physical activity and wellness needs of the Hudson Valley Community College student body.