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Coaching Athletics Minor


The regulations of the Commissioner of Education of the New York State Department of Education require persons who coach an interscholastic athletic team to complete an approved program for coaches prior to or within the first three years of their employment. (Valid First Aid, CPR and child abuse certificates are required for initial employment.)

Brockport's coaching minor, designed for students who are not in the physical education teacher certification program, fulfills this requirement and also provides greater depth in preparation for prospective coaches in schools, sports clubs, community programs, colleges, or other athletic organizations.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student outside the physical education teacher education major can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits:

  • PEP351 Coaching Sports
  • PEP350 Scientific Foundations of Coaching
  • PEP3XX Coaching Clinics (3 required)
  • PES3XX Advanced Performance
  • PEP354 Coaching Practicum

Additional Requirements for New York State Coaching Certification

The minor is designed to meet the academic requirements for coaching certification in the State of New York. Students who wish to seek state certification must meet all the requirements of the State of New York in force at the time of their application for certification.

At the time of publication, these additional requirements are:

  • a state-approved child abuse class/workshop
  • SAVE (Schools Against Violence Education) training
  • DASA (Diginity for All Students Act) training
  • a state-approved and current First Aid (including AED training) and CPR certification

Students should consult the Coaching Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education for the list of current requirements.

Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Department Chair: Cathy Houston-Wilson
Location: Tuttle North 213
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Phone: (585) 395-5332
Fax: (585) 395-2771

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Heidi K Byrne Ph.D
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Michele F Carron MA
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
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Lee J Cohen MS
(University Of Arizona)
Head Athletic Trainer

Douglas H Collier Ph.D
(Indiana University-Bloomington)
Associate Professor

Colleen Doyle EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Visiting Assistant Professor

John B Feeney BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Head Gymnastics Coach/ Lecturer

Melissa Fromm MA
(University Of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Stephen Gonzalez Ph.D
(University Of Utah)
Assistant Professor

Peter F Hager Ph.D
(The University Of Tennessee)
Associate Professor

Pamela S Haibach Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Timothy J Henry Ph.D
(University Of Pittsburgh-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Hugo Herrera BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Teaching Assistant

Christine J Hopple MS
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State Universit)

Cathy Houston-Wilson Ph.D
(Oregon State University)
Professor and Interim Chair

Alisa James EDD
(University Of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Professor & Associate Chair

Jun Woo Kim Ph.D
(Florida State University)
Assistant Professor

Francis M Kozub Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Elizabeth K Lenz Ph.D
(University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Assistant Professor

Lauren J Lieberman Ph.D
(Oregon State University)
Distinguished Service Professor

Craig O Mattern Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Michael M Militello MS
(Indiana State University)
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Marsha L Moss AS
(Bryant And Stratton College-Rochester)
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Ronald Mower Ph.D
(University Of Maryland-College Park)
Assistant Professor

Donald F Murray MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
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Melanie Perreault Ph.D
(University Of South Carolina-Columbia)
Assistant Professor

Susan C Petersen EDD
(Teachers College At Columbia University)
Associate Professor

Amaury Samalot-Rivera Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Eric Sandler MS
(SUNY At Buffalo)
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Robert Schneider EDD
(Temple University)

Pamela A Setek MS
(SUNY College At Cortland)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Amanda L Shearer MS
(East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania)

Brooke Starkoff Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Danny Too Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Associate Professor

Cesar R Torres Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)

Sheri Treadwell Ph.D
(University Of Northern Colorado)
Assistant Professor

Susan M Wielgosz MS
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Christopher Williams Ph.D
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