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NATIONAL COACH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in coaching at the highest levels of sport. Courses focus on high performance planning, advanced sports psychology, testing & evaluation, physical training & conditioning for high performance programs, nutrition, and sports medicine. The certification program consists of six courses with an option for an international study tour for qualified students.

Level National Coach Development Program
CEB 671 High Performance Planning for Coaches
CEB 674 Testing & Evaluation in High Performance Sports
CER 625 Advanced Strength & Conditioning
CEB 668 Advanced Sport Psychology
CER 580 Workshop in Sports Medicine
CED 556 Advanced Sports Nutrition

CEB 671 HIGH PERFORMANCE PLANNING FOR COACHES

This advanced course is designed to serve as the foundation for students to progress towards becoming a National Coach who can develop, organize and communicate a High Performance Plan that will benefit their respective sport at the regional or national level. This course will discuss the primary functions of quality coaches (Set the Vision & Strategy, shape the Environment, Build Relationships, Conduct Practices & Structure Competitions, Read & React to the Field, and Learn & Reflect) from a systems analysis perspective.

CEB 674 TESTING & EVALUATION IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS

Designed to develop an understanding of measurement and evaluation concepts in a high performance sports setting; application relevant to assessment in the physiological, psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains; activities include collection and computer analysis of data of athletes and teams.

CEB 625 ADVANCED SPORTS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

This is an advanced course is designed to build on a coach’s skills in assessing the fundamental movements, physical literacy, speed, strength, & power of athletes. Coaches will develop their ability to design annual, seasonal, and weekly programming based on the individual needs of athletes within their specific context (sport, athlete developmental level, and structural and societal supports).

CEB 668 ADVANCED SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

This advanced course focuses on the ability of coaches to enhance the positive effects of human behavior in sport and exercise settings. It is designed to provide the student with experience in designing and conducting positive learning environments for athletic teams. The latest science in skill acquisition, practice design, and psychological skills training for high-performance will be the center of the course. Primary functions of coaches such as building trust and conducting effective practice session will be discussed and used in student led projects.

CER 580 WORKSHOP IN SPORTS MEDICINE

This course provides the students with an overview of the essentials of sports medicine and is designed to educate sport professionals, fitness professionals, and sport coaches on how to prevent, assess, and manage sport injuries through practical application. This course illustrates the roles of the sports medicine team and covers effective and practical ways to administer sports first aid. The course focuses on performance enhancement, injury care, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Students have the opportunity to apply sports first aid skills and techniques through a practical style of learning and instructor-led demonstrations.

CED 556 SPORTS NUTRITION AND ERGOGENIC AIDS

This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as they relate to high performance athletes. With the growing focus on performance enhancing drugs, this course provides a basic understanding of the variety of substances, both natural and prohibited, used in today’s world to enhance performance. Students will also learn how they work, if they really work, which are illegal and how they can be detected. Finally, the many ethical issues associated with the use of performance enhancing drugs will be discussed.

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