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Athletic Coaching

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The Athletic Coaching certificate program will enable students to focus studies on athletic coaching-related issues and interests. The program’s interdisciplinary emphasis will address a variety of coaching topics and perspectives, and will allow students to begin to develop an understanding of sport management issues. The program will meet the Minnesota High School League’s criteria to coach a varsity sport in lieu of an education degree.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Incorporate critical reflection skills using evidence-based sport management resources.
    2. Customize communication to meet the needs of varied audiences.
    3. Define physiological principles essential to athletic coaching.
  • 10 credits

    HPER 1103 First Aid and CPR 3
    HPER 2205 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 2
    HPER 2240 Coaching and Officiating Theory 3
    HPER 2297+^ Field Experience and Seminar in Athletic Coaching 2
    ^Permission by the instructor is required for this course.
    +It is recommended that HPER 1103, HPER 2205 and HPER 2240 be completed or concurrently enrolled in prior to taking HPER 2297.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • All program requirements must be completed at ARCC.
    • All courses requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.


    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.



    Fall Semester  Spring Semester 
     HPER 1103 3 HPER 2240 3
     HPER 2205 2 HPER 2297   2
     TOTAL 5 TOTAL   5
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Middle School Coach
    • High School Coach
    • College Coach

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