This program is designed for students seeking physical education or sport and recreation management careers and will fulfill the freshman and sophomore educational requirements at most four-year colleges or universities. The track in Physical Education prepares students for a career in sports pedagogy, the teaching of physical education pre-K through 12. Students complete the two-year degree and transfer, continuing with the requirements needed to obtain their teaching license. The track in Sport and Recreation Management provides two years of a solid foundation in sport related business. It also contains a Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes facility management, sport promotion, coaching and leadership along with many other respective components of the industry. Students are prepared to enter the profession or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree.
The short-term certificate in Coaching is designed to provide the foundational knowledge that is essential for coaching any sport. Coaches help athletes master new skills, enjoy competing with others and develop self-esteem. The certificate includes topics in coaching and leadership, sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, behavior management, sport first aid, drugs in sport, and the games approach to coaching.