Become an Athletics Coach

The classes listed below meet the New York State Education Department requirements for receiving a coaching certificate, HEGIS 55061, and coach in the public schools. Once courses are complete, an application must be submitted to the state education department for approval. The certificate candidate is not qualified to teach physical education. For example, a person with certification as an English teacher, by completing the requirements for this certification, could coach in the public schools.

Students interested in seeking coaching certification should contact Ms. Rhonda Faunce, Athletics Director, at (607) 735-1732 or


Coach Griswold speaks to his wrestlers.

Required Courses and Credits

PED 1112 CPR, First Aid, and Professional Rescuer, 3.0 credits
PED 2604 Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education, 3.0 credits
PED 3110 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, 3.0 credits
PED 3115 Theory and Techniques of Coaching, 3.0 credits

Total credits required to complete the certificate: 12.0

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