Students completing a Physical Education major or minor are qualified to coach in every state. Fifteen states do not require coaches education, 36 states require coaches education for non-teacher coaches, 15 states require coaches education for all coaches, and 32 states accept the completion of the American Sport Education Program (state-by-state requirements) coaching certification program as qualification for a coaching position.
The Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at NDSU offers the American Sport Education Program and certification in HNES 211- Successful Coaching. At the completion of HNES 211, students complete a certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive coaching certification.
Students who desire a job in the coaching profession should consider taking some of the following courses:
First Aid/Prevention and Care of Injuries
HNES 210 First Aid and CPR
Methods of Coaching
HNES 330 Coaching Football
HNES 331 Coaching Basketball
HNES 332 Coaching Track and Field
HNES 333 Coaching Wrestling
HNES 334 Coaching Baseball and Softball
HNES 335 Coaching Volleyball
Physical Best Certification
Physical Best is a health-related fitness program of NASPE/AAHPERD. When combined with the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment program, it provides a comprehensive set of resources and professional development workshops for teaching health-related fitness in a K-12 physical education curriculum.
Students enrolled in HNES 350 Fitness Education Activities and Materials have an opportunity to also become certified in Physical Best through the completion of a certification exam at the conclusion of the course.