Coaching Certification

Field Hockey Coach Anna Meyer

Hartwick’s Coaching Certification Program is a great step toward becoming a leader on and off the field.

A certification in coaching backed up by a liberal arts education and hands-on opportunities will get you ready to thrive, in the locker room and beyond.

Where a certification in coaching can take you.

Hartwick graduates with a certification in coaching are prepared to take on the world. Many continue into a career in athletics, while others go into the work world or on to graduate study to further their studies.


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. Further information regarding the Project Save fingerprinting initiative is available at the department’s Web site at .

Further informational documents associated with the New York State Coaching requirements may be found on the following Web site: .

The New York State Public High School Athletic Associations Handbook can be found at

To apply for a coaching certificate from Hartwick College, you must complete the above requirements. The courses appear on your transcript and may be used to meet state requirements.

A closer look.

Coaching Registration Program Academic Course Requirements:

  • PE 202 Theory and Techniques of Coaching (3 credits)
  • PE 203 The Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education  (3 credits)
  • PE 302 Sports Health  (3 credits)
  • PHED 164 Responding to Emergencies and Community CPR  (2 credits)