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Athletic Coaching

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to coach and assist athletes in a variety of settings and levels of competition, both in scholastic and community settings.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. Prior to the clinical portion of the program, students must provide criminal background checks, drug test screenings, and records of physical health from a physician.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111 College Composition 3  
HLT 106 First Aid and CPR 2 See Note 1.
HLT 120 Foundations and Principles of Sport Coaching 3  
RPK 180 Youth Sports Administration 3  
SDV 100 Student Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 12  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
HLT 206 Exercise Science 3  
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3  
HLT 156 Health Care for Athletic Injuries 3  
RPK 210 Principles and Psychology of Coaching  
Total Credits 12  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development 3  
RPK 296 On-Site Training 1 See Note 2.
Total Credits 4  
Total Credits For Program 28  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Satisfactory completion of HLT 106 is a Virginia Coaching Certification requirement.
  2. Students will complete five hours per week of on-site training at selected athletic coaching sites approved by JTCC.

For additional information on the program, please contact the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences: 804-706-5084 (Chester) and 804-594-1500 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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