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Course of Study

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


NYSED courses required for certification:

  • CEP 507 Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics in Education
  • CEP 513 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • CEP 520 Theory and Techniques of Coaching: Sport-Specific Practicum (prerequisite: CEP 507)

Additional courses required for the AGC:

  • CEP 502 Principles of Coaching
  • CEP 514 The Study of Human Movement
  • One elective course (see below)


Students may only take one elective course

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

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves are responsible for reviewing , understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in the SPD Bulletin  and all other offical University publications and websites.