LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023

Sports Performance and Coaching, AS


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The Sports Performance and Coaching program is focused on the many aspects of sport related movement and its application to physical activity and performance in the pursuit of excellence in sport. This program is suggested for students who are interested in a career in sport related fields such as sport coaching, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, or related fields. 

Students complete coursework that provides a solid knowledge base of human anatomy, physical conditioning, coaching, and nutrition. All students must complete the general education core that is required by Laramie County Community College. Students should carefully study the specific requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer. Based on student transfer needs, course substitutions are possible; however, the degree requirements must be met. Please speak with an academic advisor or your program faculty members to finalize your program of study. 

Upon completion of all coursework the student would have an Associate of Science degree in Sports Performance and Coaching and a state of Wyoming coaching license. The student is also eligible to sit for the national certification exams as prescribed by the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF). The first exam to be taken is the Strength & Conditioning Specialist. After successfully completing the NCSF Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification, the student can then take the NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist exam. Certifications are required for employment. An individual may find employment with the Associate of Science degree, but students are encouraged to complete their Bachelor’s degree at any of the articulating institutions as that will ensure competitiveness in the job market as most professionals in this field have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Sports Performance & Coaching program website.

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. 

 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to: 

  1. Provide nutritional guidance focused on optimizing physical performance based on current sport performance research. 
  2. Provide athletes supplement guidance and education.
  3. Develop periodized training protocols and programs for a variety of athletic populations.
  4. Establish a risk management plan for a sport facility such as a weight room, arena, practice facility, outdoor field, or other comparable site.
  5. Apply principles of motor development to the creation of sports specific training programs.
  6. Assess baseline fitness levels of athletes.

First Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of 25% of Sports Performance and Coaching, AS.

Semester Total: 16 credits


Second Semester


Milestones


  • Certified in Basic First Aid, CPR, and AED 
  • Completion of 50% of Sports Performance and Coaching, AS.

Semester Total: 16 credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • Begin working with the four-year university regarding transfer upon degree completion.

Milestones


  • Completion of 75% of the Sports Performace and Coaching, AS. 
  • Completion of first half of sport nutrition, coaching, and strength and conditioning for sport course sequencing.

Semester Totals: 16 credits


Fourth Semester


Choice Points


  • Finalize transfer institution 
  • Determine sport certification for coaching license 

Milestones


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of Sports Performance and Coaching, AS.
  • Eligible to obtain Wyoming Coaches Certificate 
  • Arrange exam date for NCSF Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification exam.  
  • Arrange exam date for Sports Nutrition Specialist certification exam upon successful completion of NCSF Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification exam.

Semester Totals: 16 credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 64 Credits


Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

Possible careers in or related to Sports Performance and Coaching include athletic coaching in a variety of school settings, such as secondary, collegiate, public, private; additional licensure or certifications may be required depending on state requirements and school setting.  Students who pass the NCCA exams for the Strength Coach and Sport Nutrition Specialist may have opportuniteis to work directly with athletic teams specializing in strength and development as well as nutritional guidance.

Transfer Information

The Sport Performance and Coaching degree is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor degree.  LCCC Courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements.  Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

Additional information on careers in Sports Performance and Coaching is available through Career Coach.

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