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Coaching and Athletic Administration Concentration

COACHING & ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Millions of youth participate in athletic programs each year, with more than three million coaches and other personnel required to organize and operate these activities. If you love sports, a specialization in Coaching/Athletic Administration is a rewarding way to continue your affiliation with athletics and athletes.

Part of Kutztown University's Leisure & Sport Studies Program, the Coaching & Athletic Administration Specialization prepares students for work within sport programs at public and private schools, colleges and universities. Students who successfully complete this program have the opportunity to receive two national certifications through the America Sport Education Program (ASEP): Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. Students may also earn American Red Cross Certifications in CPR and First Aid through their required course work. The capstone experience, an internship, allows students to apply their knowledge and skills or coaching while working with a sport team under the supervision of a school district professional and a Kutztown University supervisor.

Kutztown University's Coaching Education Program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). With a degree in Leisure & Sport Studies and a specilization in Coaching & Athletic Administration, students are prepared for a variety of positions related to student-based athletics:

  • Athletic Director
  • Associate Athletic Director
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Coach (Youth, Middle School, High School and College)
  • Intramural Director
  • Recreation Director
  • YMCA Director

Program Requirements

The Leisure & Sport Studies Program at Kutztown University is a 120-credit major. Leisure and Sport Studies majors complete 60 semester hours of general education courses and 60 semester hours of Leisure and Sport Studies courses. Upon successful completion of the Leisure & Sport Studies program, students graduate with a bachelor of science degree.

Detailed information about the courses for the Bachelor of Science in Leisure & Sport Studies can be found in the undergraduate catalog.