With the Acrobatic Gymnastics Emphasis, one may achieve four certificate program options. Each certificate offers a unique set of courses to equip coaches with the knowledge required to achieve excellence.
The certificate programs are progressive and one must complete one certificate level prior to moving to the next. Coursework for the next certificate program can be pursued at any time.
The Instructor Certification is for those who are just beginning to coach gymnastics. The course(s) required for this certification provides a good foundation for future development of coaching skills and techniques.
The Junior Olympic Development Coach Certification focuses on educating coaches with gymnasts who are at the pre-team and/or beginning compulsory levels (levels 1-7). The courses required for this certification enhances coaching skills and strengthens training techniques for gymnasts at the previously stated levels.
And two (2) electives chosen from the following courses:
The Junior Olympic Team Coach Certification provides the course work to enhance one’s coaching skills and techniques as they relate specifically to athletes at the competitive compulsory and/or beginning optional (levels 8-10). This certification offers flexibility in course selection to address one’s specific needs to achieve excellence.
And one (1) elective:
And practical experience of being the personal coach a Level 8-Level 10 athlete on the floor of National Championships.
The National Coach Certification is for coaches working with optional level athletes (Elite). This certification offers courses that will help coaches develop skills and techniques that will foster growth, improvement, and excellence with one’s athletes and one’s self.
And one (1) elective chosen from the following courses:
And practical experience of being the personal coach an Elite athlete on the floor of Elite Nationals or Elite Acro Cup.
The certificate program can be earned by completing designated “core” course work and school specific courses. Courses and other requirements vary depending on the school of study and the specific certificate program.
Regardless of what area of study one chooses, everyone within the university must: