Sports coaching is an emerging field with diverse content areas and athletic populations. This certificate enables students to combine sport specific content, scientific knowledge, and pedagogical practices in preparation for the continually changing world of coaching and athletics. At the completion of the program, students will meet the requirements to coach in the state of Wyoming. Individuals who wish to qualify for a Wyoming Public School Coaching Permit or Endorsement must complete the corresponding course work to serve as a head or assistant coach in the state of Wyoming. If you currently hold a Wyoming Educator License, you must apply to add a Coaching Endorsement to your Educator License. A Coaching Permit is for non-licensed individuals. The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) sets these standards.
Contact information is available on the Exercise Science program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze sport specific techniques in a variety of settings such as practice, competition, and conditioning.
- Incorporate concepts of an athlete’s psychological and physical health to improve performance
- Recognize high-risk situations, as well as unsafe equipment, facilities, and environmental conditions in order to ensure the safety of the athletes.
- Implement research-based, developmentally appropriate drills and teaching techniques that support athlete development while maintaining safety
- Qualify for employment as a coach by the Wyoming PTSB.
- Develop practice plans specific to a chosen sport.
- Implement modifications, as needed, to correct unsafe conditions in a variety of settings such as practice, competition, and training.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.