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Graduate: Coaching

  • Program Overview

    Coaching Program Description

    Stony Brook University's Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching program (HEGIS 0835) prepares students to become New York State certified athletics coaches. 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. This program is offered completely online to meet the demands of busy professionals. » Find out more about online learning  at the School of Professional Development.

    For students who wish to continue their studies, this graduate credential may also be incorporated into our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program.


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  • Admissions

    Coaching Admissions

    A. Personal statement. 

    B. A bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

    C. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be necessary.



  • Degree Requirements

    Certificate Requirements

    This 18-credit certificate program consists of 6 three-credit courses, distributed among the areas listed below.

    1. Required Courses - 15 credits

    CEP 502 Principles of Coaching
    CEP 507 Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics in Education
    CEP 513 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching I: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 
    CEP 514 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching II: The Study of Human Movement 
    CEP 520 Theory and Techniques of Coaching: Sport-Specific Practicum  (Prerequisite: CEP 507)

    2. Elective - 3 credits

    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)
    HEA 533 Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education  

    Time to Completion

    All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student unless the student is also matriculated in a master's degree program. Master's students have five (5) years to complete the certificate requirements.

  • Facilities
  • Faculty


    The program's faculty is composed of practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field. While they may present at national conferences, most also retain their full-time administrative positions. Their experience informs their instruction, allowing them to connect the theories that they are teaching to real-world situations. 

  • Contact


    Program Coordinator
    Samuel Kornhauser, Coordinator, (631) 632-7198

    Graduate Certificate Awarded
    Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching