Advanced Graduate Certificate
Are you interested in becoming a New York State certified athletics coach? Stony Brook University's advanced graduate certificate program (HEGIS 0835) meets all State standards and provides students with a graduate credential that can stand alone, or be incorporated into our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program. Students will examine a broad range of issues that impact the coach in today's educational climate, including learning theories, social and psychological issues, principles of organization and administration, kinesthetic theories, injury care, and exercise and nutritional considerations.
To meet the demands of working professionals, courses are scheduled on-campus during the evening or online. Students may choose to combine face-to-face and online courses in our traditional program, or they may apply to the Coaching Online program and take all of their courses via the Internet.
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Stony Brook University, a member of the Association of American Universities, has ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and the top 100 best values in public colleges by Kiplinger. The University is accredited through the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. The AGC in Coaching has been approved by the New York State Education
Department for both in-person and online delivery.
Course of Study
This 18-credit certificate program consists of 6 three-credit courses, distributed
among the areas listed below.
Required Courses - 15
CEP 502 Principles of Coaching
CEP 507 Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics in Education (formerly: Administrative Responsibilities in Athletics)
CEP 513 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching I: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (formerly: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries)
CEP 514 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching II: The Study of Human Movement (formerly: The Study of Human Movement)**
CEP 520 Theory and Techniques of Coaching: Sport-Specific Practicum (formerly: Athletic Coaching Accreditation) Prerequisites: CEP 507; matriculation in the AGC in Coaching program
Elective - 3 credits
CEK 533 Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education
CEP 500 Sport and Society*
CEP 508 The Concepts of Leisure, Play and Recreation in America*
CEP 517 Psychology of Sport*
CEP 518 Exercise and Nutrition (prerequisite: a course in anatomy and physiology or CEP 514)**
*Also meets the SBLS requirement for the MALS degree
**Also meets the NSLS requirement for the MALS degree
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).
Tuition and Fee Information
Tuition and fee information is published on the Bursar's
website. This program is eligible for financial aid. (View mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure Information).
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How to Apply
Stony Brook University applications are accepted online. » How To Apply
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For questions pertaining to the curriculum:
Samuel Kornhauser, Coordinator
School of Professional Development
Telephone: (631) 632-7198
For questions pertaining to admissions:
School of Professional Development
Telephone: (631) 632-7050 (option 1)
of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.