Career opportunities are booming in Health and Physical Education:
The profession of coaching and sports leadership is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years, with the Southeast having the highest annual mean wage for coaches. Employment of coaches is expected to grow 29% by 2020, which is significantly faster than the average for all occupations.
Interested in coaching, sports leadership, athletic performance, or personal training?
Sports Coaching and Athletic Performance is a 20-credit-hour program that prepares students for careers in the coaching profession, sports leadership, and athletic performance, and has no prerequisites.
Get ahead of the game with our new certificate program and acquire the knowledge and skills needed for Alabama coaching certification. The program can be completed in as little as one year.
Exceed National Standards For Coaching Education
The curriculum is designed to exceed national and state standards and requirements by following those established by NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education) and the NCACE (National Council for Accreditation for Coaching Education). It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful coaching: physical training, ethics, injury care and prevention, sports nutrition, coaching principles and competencies.
Explore Theoretical and Practical Applications Unique to Coaching
Coursework will prepare students for the Alabama High School Athletic Association's (AHSAA) required coaching certification and an accredited certified personal trainer examination. Students may also choose to be listed in the National Coaches Registry upon successful completion of the optional coaching certification examination. Students will examine both theoretical and practical applications that are unique to coaching and not included within other University coursework. Several courses are available in distance learning format.
Sports Coaching and Athletic Performance Credit Certificate
* Students may choose to take HPE 205 or HPE 215 to complete certificate program.++ Available Online
For more information, contact:
Health & Physical Education
256.824.6007 or 800.448.4031