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Fitness and Sport Sciences - Coaching


** Program Inactivated **

This certificate has been inactivated.  
No new students are being accepted into this certificate program.


Learn how to effectively coach teams in several sports.

Program/Major Codes: CRTCOACHING/FSG

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Seek certification from the Arizona Department of Education, the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association or the American Sport Education Program.  Coach a high school-level sports team.*

Academic Options:  Transfer to a university degree program in physical education.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC 240 Adolescent Development 3
FSS 238 Introduction to Sports Injury Management 3
FSS 271 Sports Psychology 3
FSS 272 Coaching Techniques and Practices 3
 or FSS 285    Principles of Athletic Coaching   
   Physiology Course** 3-4
Total 15-16

* Information: To become certified by the Arizona State Department of Education to be a Head Coach in an Arizona high school without a teaching certificate you will have to apply to the state and submit your transcripts after you complete the Coaching Certificate. There are additional requirements such as having current CPR certification, documented coaching experiences and finger printing. For more information, please see

** Select one of the following:  FSS 234, FSS 234A & FSS 234BFSS 273, BIO 160IN, BIO 201IN, or BIO 202IN [SUN# BIO 2202].