Enhance your prospects as a coach in schools, youth organizations, recreation departments and more through a minor or LC State's new graduate certificate.

Degree Options Minor, Certificate
Locations Lewiston, Online

Minor: Students interested in coaching in schools, youth organizations or recreation departments will gain the knowledge to understand the roles and responsibilities of a coach. As more athletic/recreation programs are requiring coaches to be certified, have exceptional playing experience, or have a minor in coaching, completing this minor will enhance your employability. 

Graduate Certificate: This brand new certificate program, which is structured so that students can transfer seamlessly to master’s programs at LC State’s sister institutions, consists of four three-credit courses and has been aligned with the National Standards for Sports Coaches. The four kinesiology courses are Applied Sports Psychology, Sport Coaching Practicum, Coaching Competitive Ethics and Applied Sport Physiology. The curriculum provides students with principles that can be applied at any level of sport. Each student will complete a required coaching practicum to align coursework with current coaching practice.

Related Careers

• High school coach, $36,330
• Secondary teacher, $62,870

“The variety of classes and the knowledge that each different professor brings to each class is something I believe would be hard to find at any other place. The atmosphere is wonderful and each professor truly gets to know their students and helps them in any way they possibly can.” - Caelyn Orlandi ‘17, assistant women's basketball coach

Degree Options

Certificate: Sport Coaching Graduate Certificate

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