2023-2024 College Catalog

Coaching Program

Hartwick College seeks to educate and train students who are interested in pursuing a profession in coaching. The curriculum is based on the New York regulations of the Commissioner of Education Section 135.4(c)(7)(i)(c) and Section 135.5 of the State Education Department.

The courses are designed to meet the New York State requirements for interscholastic athletic teams and will also prepare students to coach in a variety of scenarios (other state high schools, youth leagues, college, etc.).

Coaching Program Requirements

Foundations Courses

PE 202Theory & Tech of Coaching


PE 203Phil Prin&Org of Athletic Educ


PE 302Health Sciences Applied to Coaching


PHED 164Res to Emer & Comm Cpr


Additional Requirements

New York State requires all applicants for teaching, coaching, counseling and administrative certification (provisional and permanent) to have taken a certified course in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting and be fingerprinted.

The full New York State requirements can be found online at: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/physical-education

This requirement is not offered through Hartwick College.

Out-Of-State Certification Information

Students seeking to coach outside the state of New York should research the scholastic coaching qualifications required for that specific state.