Coaching Advanced Certificate

Director: Clancy Seymour, Ed.D.

Canisius College’s graduate advanced certificate in coaching is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and includes four graduate-level online courses that cover various topics related to today’s current challenges in the coaching profession. Completion of the program satisfies the coaching education course requirement and candidates are eligible to apply for a NYSED coaching license. The program focuses on the principles of effective coaching including the role of the coach, practice planning, leadership styles, organization and management, ethics and values clarification, goal setting, communication, career objectives, coaching burn-out and sport psychology. The overriding theme examines the interpersonal strategies leading to a productive coach-athlete relationship.


KIN 535Kinesiology3
or PEG 640 Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
PEG 565Principles and Philosophy of Coaching3
PEG 651Coaching Theory and Techniques3
PEG 635Administrative Principles of Physical Education/Athletics3
or PEG 681 Legal Aspects in Physical Education and Athletics
Total Credits12