Program Description

The Advanced Performance and Sport Coaching program is an 12-credit online certificate specifically designed for those pursuing a career in coaching as well as current coaches at the youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional looking to apply their vast amount of experience with scientific foundations. Through this program, aspiring and current coaches will advance their knowledge in organization and administration, strength and conditioning techniques, optimal training methods, biomechanical analysis of sport, and contemporary coaching strategies as outlined by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education(NCACE).

NOTE: K-12 educators looking for continuing education coursework can use these graduate-level credits towards their Act 48 and Level II teaching certification requirements.

Online Certificate

Considering the busy schedules of both graduate students and current coaches, students can complete the program 100% online through a-synchronous instruction. Prospective students can enroll in any academic term, including summer and winter sessions. The department will work with you to develop a plan of study to complete the program in as little as one year.

Program Requirement (12 credits)

  • Philosophy of Performance Training and Coaching - EXSC 591
  • Principles of Performance Enhancement for Coaching - EXSC 592
  • Seminar in Performance and Sport Coaching - EXSC 594
  • Coaching Practicum – EXSC 595
  • *For working coaches, the Coaching Practicum can be done with your current team*

For application to the certificate program please submit the following items to the Graduate College:

For more information, please contact:

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For additional information about the Exercise Science department, please contact the department secretary at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Koehler Fieldhouse 1st Floor
(570) 422-3302
(570) 422-3616 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Graduate Coordinator Exercise Science
Chad Witmer