Athletic Coaching Education Program
About the program
The University at Buffalo-Millard Fillmore College Athletic Coaching Education Program is designed for students who have earned or are interested in earning a NYSED Temporary Coaching License. This program will also appeal to students and coaches who want to expand their knowledge and or obtain more in-depth information on specific coaching topics or areas through evaluation and application of current research. Courses contained within this coaching education program were selected and developed in accordance with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education -National Standards for Sport Coaches. Students who earn an NYSED Temporary Coaching License and complete the required 12 credits in the Coaching Education Program are eligible to receive a UB Millard Fillmore College coaching specialization certificate.
NYSED Temporary Coaching License
MFC offers the required courses and mandatory training required by the New York State Department of Education to meet NYSED Temporary Coaching License Requirements. Click here to view NYSED Athletic Coaching Temporary License Requirements
Who Should Consider This Program
This program is designed for students with the desire to coach athletes to improve knowledge, theories and application of coaching fundamentals to sport. This program is open for enrollment to current UB students, high school coaches, youth coaches, sport trainers and persons interested in gaining knowledge about coaching athletes.Successful coaches know that training and teaching athletes from young to elite is both a science and an art. It is imperative that coaches have a solid understanding of the training exercises and the experience to implement that knowledge. Society is becoming more aware of the need for qualified and certified individuals in the sport arena.
Career Path Ideas In Athletic Coaching
Click the following link to view possible career paths for athletic coaches. Career Path Ideas in Athletic Coaching Education
About Our Faculty
Our faculty are New York State certified physical education teachers, coaches, athletic and strength trainers, health-care professionals and/or athletic administrators with advanced education degrees. Faculty teach in their specialized area of expertise in athletic coaching.
Specialization in Athletic Coaching Requirements
This program is designed for individuals seeking to begin a career in athletic coaching or to further their professional development by expanding and deepening their knowledge about coaching.
1. Required core courses - 6 credits
- Athletic performance and conditioning for sport coaches - 3 credits
- Technology for sport coaches - 3 credits
General Sports Track (Select one of the following courses)
- Social Media in Sports - 3 credits
- Sport Leadership and Team Building - 3 credits
- Race, Gender and Ethics in Sport - 3 credits
- History of Women in Sport - 3 credits
Coaching Specific Track (Select one of the following courses)
- Coaching Youth Sports - 3 Credits
- Sports Nutrition for Coaches - 3 Credits
- Coaching in Higher Education & Administration - 3 Credits
- Coaching and Sports Law in Education - 3 Credits
- Sport Psychology for Coaches - 3 Credits
3. NYSED Temporary Coaching License
Students must have or be in the process of obtaining NYSED Temporary Coaching License while enrolled in this
4. MFC Specialization Certificate Requirement
Students must provide the following information to apply for MFC Specialization Certificate:
- A copy of the NYSED Temporary Coaching License.
- An copy of their UB academic transcript indicating successful completion of required program courses and electives.
Upon receipt, the Director of Athletic Coaching Education Program will review documents and application to
determine eligibility in meeting program requirements. A UB Millard Fillmore College athletic coaching
specialization certificate will be awarded to students who meet Athletic Coaching Education Program requirements.
For additional information or questions:
Joseph D. Muscarella, M.S.Ed., CRSS
Director of Athletic Coaching Program
Millard Fillmore College
The State University of New York at Buffalo
UB Downtown Gateway
77 Goodell St., Suite 207
Buffalo, New York 14203-1243
Office: (716) 829-3387
Fax: (716) 845-6399