Advanced Graduate Certificate and NYSED Approved Course Series
Stony Brook University's online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching program prepares students to become New York State certified athletics coaches. The curriculum consists of three graduate-level New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved coaching courses plus three additional advanced courses that examine a broad range of issues that impact the coach in today's educational climate. These include learning theories, social and psychological issues, principles of organization and administration, kinesthetic theories, injury care, and exercise and nutritional considerations.
Students who seek coaching certification must take a minimum of the NYSED approved three-course series (as noted below). Additional requirements for certification are found in the Guidelines for the Coaching Requirements (PDF) publication found on the NYSED website.
Course of Study
This 18-credit program consists of 6 three-credit courses, distributed among the areas listed below.
ELECTIVES - Students may only take one elective course
CEP 500 Sport and Society
All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student. NOTE: If the certificate program is taken in collaboration with a graduate degree program, then the student has five years for completion of the certificate.
NOTE:When a student is admitted or readmitted to an SPD degree or certificate program, students may petition SPD to have Stony Brook University graduate level courses that are older than five (5) years, and no older than 10 years, individually evaluated by the appropriate academic department/faculty to determine if the credits may be applied toward current SPD degree/certificate requirements. Grades in such courses must be "B" or better. (B- grades are ineligible for review.) For transfer credits from external institutions, please see guidelines at: www.stonybrook.edu/spd/assets/pdf/transferform.pdf (PDF).
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Samuel Kornhauser, Coordinator
Application questions should be directed to the SPD Admissions and Student Services Office at
of Student Responsibility
School of Professional Development at Stony
Last modified on 07/21/2016.