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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


2. Electives - 6 credits

       General Sports Track (Select one of the following courses)

            - Officiating Sports - 3 credits

            - 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.


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      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