Certificate, 9 Credits
Riverland Community College's coaching certification program prepares students for a Head/Varsity coaching position, by satisfying standards created by the Minnesota State High School League. Students complete coursework designed to improve knowledge of skill development, care and prevention of athletic injury, coaching fundamentals and coaching philosophy.
Strong competition is expected for higher paying jobs at the college level and will be even greater for jobs in professional sports.
Job prospects at the high school level should be good, but coaching jobs typically go to those teaching in the school. Those who have a degree or are state certified to teach academic subjects, therefore, should have the best prospects for getting coaching and instructor jobs at high schools. The need to replace the amount of high school coaches who change occupations or leave the labor force also will provide some jobs.
Coaches in girls’ and women’s sports may have better job opportunities due to a growing number of participants and leagues.
Competition is also likely to be strong for jobs as scouts, particularly for professional teams.
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