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College Offers New York State Coaching Certification Courses

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Hudson Valley Community College’s Physical Education Department offers the core courses for coaching certification for those wishing to coach interscholastic sports in New York.

The state mandates that all who wish to become a head coach at the modified, junior varsity or varsity level be certified and complete a series of core courses, which include "Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education," "Health Sciences as Applied to Coaching" and "Theory and Techniques of Coaching," as well as First Aid/CPR. Hudson Valley offers all of the core courses in an online format. Courses are taught by college faculty members.

More information may be obtained here or by contacting Physical Education Department representatives, Andrew Blanchard at (518) 629-7523 or Colleen Ferris at (518) 629-7366.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.