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Fitness and Sport Sciences - Coaching


Learn how to effectively coach teams in several sports.

Program/Major Codes: CRTCOACHING/FSG

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Seek certification from the Arizona Department of Education, the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association or the American Sport Education Program.  Coach a high school-level sports team.*

Academic Options:  Transfer to a university degree program in physical education.

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Program Requirements

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC 240 Adolescent Development 3
FSS 238 Introduction to Sports Injury Management 3
FSS 271 Sports Psychology 3
FSS 272 Coaching Techniques and Practices 3
 or FSS 285    Principles of Athletic Coaching   
   Physiology Course** 3-4
Total 15-16

*Information: Students without a teaching certificate must meet requirements set by the Arizona Department of Education to be a head coach in an Arizona high school.  An official PCC transcript that documents the completion of this certificate will fulfill part of those requirements.

** Select one of the following:  FSS 234, FSS 234A & FSS 234BFSS 273, BIO 160IN, BIO 201IN, or BIO 202IN [SUN# BIO 2202].