This program prepares individuals to apply business, coaching, and physical education principles to the organization, administration, and management of athletic programs and teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities and health clubs, sport recreation services, and athletic training programs. This includes instruction in program planning and development; business and financial management principles; sales, marketing and recruitment; event promotion, scheduling and management; facilities management; public relations; legal aspects of sports; and applicable health and safety standards. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of health-related fitness and wellness, injury prevention and management, strength and conditioning, and nutrition.
  • Identify, utilize and apply necessary principles of sport management, event management, emergency management, legal liability, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate an organized approach to communication while utilizing appropriate behavior skills and recognizing different social attitudes.
  • Recognize, describe, utilize and apply the basic principles of coaching theory including goal setting and solution-oriented practice planning.
Required Courses (24 units)  Units
KIN 4 Nutrition 3
KIN 10 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
KIN 12 Sport Psychology 3
KIN 14 Athletic and Fitness Organization and Administration 3
KIN 16 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
KIN 30 First Aid and CPR 3
KIN 35 Foundations for Fitness and Wellness 3
Electives  Choose from the list below 3
Electives (3 units) Units
KIN-24 Sports Officiating, Fall Sports 3
KIN-25 Sports Officiating, Spring Sports 3
KIN-26 Foundations of Coaching 3
KIN-27 Football Theory 3
KIN-28 Basketball Theory 3
KIN-29 Soccer Theory 3
KIN-33 Baseball Theory 3
KIN-34 Softball Theory 3

Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree in Exercise, Sport and Wellness: Coaching will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.