Coaching Advanced Certificate

Co-Chairs: Marya Grande, Ph.D. and Kelly Harper, Ph.D.
Program Director: Clancy M. 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.

Licensure Disclosure

Canisius College cannot determine whether completion of this program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements outside of New York State for the intended occupation. We advise you to contact your state licensing board or appropriate licensing entity to determine whether the program meets requirements for Professional Licensure in the state where you are located or the state in which you intend to pursue licensure. Please contact the associate dean of your school if you have further questions.


KIN 535Kinesiology3
PEG 565Principles and Philosophy of Coaching3
PEG 651Coaching Theory, Techniques and Exercise Psychology3
PEG 635Administrative Principles of Physical Education/Athletics3
or PEG 681 Legal Aspects in Physical Education and Athletics
Total Credits12