The Coaching Certificate of Achievement is for students who would like to build a foundation and understanding of coaching practices and techniques. This certificate is designed to provide a foundation for students aspiring to enter the workforce as coaches in entry level jobs at the college, high school, junior high school, middle school, elementary school, and/or community youth organizations (such as little league) or to continue to an associate’s degree. Students will learn the development of comprehensive, progressive practice plans such as warm-ups, skill building fundamentals for individual athletes and the team, leadership, and management. The certificate emphasizes an introduction to kinesiology, theories and techniques of coaching, introduction to athletic training, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and communication. Electives will help guide students in their particular area of interest and include courses in team sports, individual sports, dance, and adaptive physical education.
A total of 20 students are expected to enroll with potential for annual growth. Completion rates of the Coaching Certificate of Achievement are expected to be five to ten per year with a potential for annual growth.
Cabrillo College is seeking approval from the Chancellor’s Office for a new Coaching Certificate of Achievement in Career Education. The Coaching Certificate of Achievement is designed to train and educate students to work in the fields of sports management, coaching, and personal training. The need for trained coaches for local high school and all youth sports offered by local communities has been advocated for by the local youth sport committees, sports medicine professionals, and K-12 athletic directors. The need for coach training is necessary for well structured co-curricular activities for youth and young adults and supported by current, regional labor market research (TOP Code 0835.60). The Coaching Certificate of Achievement is aligned with Cabrillo’s mission, master plan, and statewide community college work in Guided Pathways. Approval of this certificate will benefit regional employers, fulfill health and human service needs of the local community, augment college enrollment, and support non-traditional and underserved minority students in a viable career and academic path. This certificate will also support volunteers within the local youth sports programs to provide a foundation of sports pedagogy. This certificate would give our students the knowledge and skills they need to support volunteer opportunities, enter the workforce, or continue their studies in the field. The goal is for certificate completers to be gainfully employed within a year of program completion or to advance to an associate’s degree. Working with employers to identify earning potential is promising, with potential for a starting salary of $24,960-$79,040/yr in jobs such as high school athletic director or administrator, high school sport team head coach, assistant coach for various sport teams, and support staff for youth sports teams. It is critical to give community college students educational and professional experience that is necessary to be successful when they continue to higher degrees or certificates.
There are 18.5 units required to complete the certificate including a required12.5 in the kinesiology department and 3 in the communications department in addition to 3 units of electives in the athletics or kinesiology department. Students may choose to take more than 3 units of electives.
(Y1 or S1)
|KIN2||Intro to Kinesiology||3.0|
|KIN5||Theories and Techniques of Coaching||3.0|
|Electives||(see attached program outline)||3.0||S1 and/or S2|