In order to pursue an Arizona Athletic Coaching Certificate, please refer to the Arizona Department of Education for all requirements. It is suggested to contact the department of education regarding coursework already completed that may qualify towards certification.

Completion of fifteen semester hours of courses that shall include at least three semester hours in courses related to each of the following: methods of coaching, anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, adolescent psychology, and prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

ECC offers a cadre of Athletic Coaching coursework that can be applied towards this certificate.

All courses are three-credits with a total tuition rate of $618.00 per course.

Course Descriptions

EDAU 9042 Intro to Administration of Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation

This course is designed for the teacher/coach who is considering moving into athletic administration at the secondary or primary school level or those who may decide to become a department chairperson in the area of physical education. It will introduce the student to topics such as law, policy, evaluation, safety, publicity and supervision. Information regarding the various certifications, sport expectations, managing people will be covered in the course.

EDSU 9029 Kinesiology Athletic Movement

This course is designed to teach the characteristics of motor behavior across time, and the role of movement in children’s and adolescents’ total development. Growth processes, stage theory, as well as the relationship of maturation, experience, and the environment to motor development will be part of the objectives. The course will also orient students to the various kinds of technology being used in Kinesiology and Sports Studies.

EDZU 9422 Methods of Coaching Football

This course will provide the student with learning units enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of football. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored. Students will be exposed to expert coaches from the high school and college level throughout the course.

EDZU 9468 Sports Psychology

This course will explore the Psychology of coaching interscholastic athletics. The mental preparation and motivation of coaching the adolescent athlete will be examined. The foundation of Adolescent Psychology with new concepts in imagery, stress management, psychic energy management and competitive burnout will be examined also. Research and presentations will provide practical modern applications to a variety of performance are achievement theories in Sport Psychology.

EDZU 9469 Adolescent Psychology of Coaching

This course will explore the theories of adolescent development, the biological and cognitive development, social, emotional, and personality development of adolescents as is relevant to coaching in youth sports. Adolescent problems will also be explored to develop an understanding of the young athletes.

EDZU 9471 Anatomy and Physiology of Athletic Coaching

The study of structure and function of the human body as it relates to athletic participation. Topics include the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems and how they relate to weight training, exercise, and athletic movements. This is a basic course that will enable athletic coaches to better train and condition athletes as well as help prevent injury and provide safe participation in athletics.

EDZU 9478 Methods of Coaching

This course is designed to cover all the essential elements required for the Arizona Coaching Certificate. This course will provide learning units in the basic methods of: basic first aid, CPR, legal aspects of coaching, methodology, coaching pedagogy, nutrition and training.

EDZU 9476 Methods of Coaching Baseball

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of baseball. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9474 Methods of Coaching Basketball

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of basketball. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9473 Methods of Coaching Track and Field

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of Track and Field. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9477 Methods of Coaching Softball

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of Softball. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9011 Methods of Coaching Soccer

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of Soccer. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9467 Methods of Coaching Wrestling

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of Wrestling. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9475 Methods of Coaching Weight Training and Conditioning

This course will provide the student with learning methods enabling students to effectively coach all aspects of Weight Training and Conditioning. Strategies, techniques, off season training, planning and organization, and all aspects of the successful development of an interscholastic program will be explored.

EDZU 9470 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

This course will provide learning units in all aspects of sports injury and prevention. CPR and First Aid certification will be completed by the students. Training and conditioning, theories, strategies and principles will be explored.

EDZU 9047 Creating a Drug and Supplement Prevention Program as a Coach

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to become aware and educated about drugs and supplements that student athletes are using for recreational use and to enhance their athletic performance.

EDZU 9046 Teaching Character Education as a Coach

This course will provide the students the opportunity to promote and improve ethical quality of the sports experience in our schools by managing personal and organizational decision making and behavior in the cultures of sports.