Coaching Advanced Certificate

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

Canisius University’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.


NTR 536Exercise Physiology3
PEG 565Principles and Philosophy of Coaching3
PEG 651Coaching Theory, Techniques and Exercise Psychology3
PEG 670Advanced Teaching Methods in Physical Education3
Total Credits12