Individual Online Courses

Are you ready to enhance your skills for professional growth or increase your knowledge in your specific field? The Academy’s individual continuing education courses can be a great way to reach your personal and professional goals.

By taking the Academy’s online Continuing Education courses, you can easily balance your life and your education. With our rolling enrollment, self-paced courses and sports specific materials, students are able to work towards a variety of professional and academic goals, such as:

  • Keeping certain professional licensures current.
  • Fulfilling continuing education for teacher’s requirements.
  • Understanding the latest in sports related topics such as concussion awareness or sports event security.
This is a Humanities course designed to explore the works of the artists chosen by American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and their contributions to contemporary sport art history. The purpose of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of the cultural context of sport, its relationship to art, and the masters of that art.

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Designed to teach students how to apply ethical approaches within the sport context.

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The course provides an overview of the important aspects universal to coaching all sports. Topics explored are ethics, sports administration, coaching methodology, conditioning and nutrition, injury prevention, immediate care, rehabilitation and sports psychology.

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This is a Humanities course designed to explore the works of the artists chosen by American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and their contributions to contemporary sport art history. The purpose of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of the cultural context of sport, its relationship to art, and the masters of that art.

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A study of the psychological and sociological aspects of health and fitness programming and the application of such in the development of effective motivational and behavioral modification strategies.

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Designed to teach coaches how to apply scientific principles to sports coaching.

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Designed to provide students with a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and the fundamentals associated with sports coaching.

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Designed to provide students with a theoretical base for teaching sport and sport skills with practical application. Includes the development of a coaching philosophy with an emphasis upon ethics in coaching. Also, a review of the impact of contemporary trends and issues on coaching is presented.

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A focus on the study of motivational phenomena that affect individual athlete and team performances.

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The study of human behavior in sport and exercise settings. Designed to provide students with the latest research on the theories of individual personality and motivational behaviors in sports participation.

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Designed to cover the complete spectrum of training intensity.

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An overview of the sports medicine profession. Designed to educate athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and sport coaches on how to assess and manage sports injuries.

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This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as they relate to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. In addition, the course covers the physiological aspects of how nutrition affects the body in terms of overall optimal health.

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A coach’s guide for managing, preventing, and responding to sports injuries.

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An overview of sport-related injuries and the application of emergency treatment.

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Designed to emphasize the importance of nutrition on the enhancement of performance and on the prevention of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity. Specific applications of nutrition and sport are also examined.

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An innovative approach to sport education is used to emphasize the power of play in creating challenging learning situations.

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The study of the importance of physical activity on the enhancement of quality of life, performance, and prevention of diseases such as coronary artery disease and obesity. The principles of physical activity as it relates to the athlete and the average individual in our society are also addressed.

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This course examines the concepts, principles, and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government, and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel, and facilities.

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The study of basic concepts, theories and organization of administration. The managerial environment, ethics, social responsibilities and strategic management as related to sport are also explored.

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Every coach must understand the fundamental principles of administration. All administration begins with the coach. The course introduces coaches to basic approaches for organizing and maintaining consistent programs through effective administration. Understanding the necessity of insurance, first aid, emergency contacts, travel arrangements and the rudimentary approaches to personnel management are some of the main topics of this course.

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The study of the principles of personnel management including staffing and development of human resources as applied to sport.

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This course is a study of entrepreneurship for those with a serious interest in owning their own business. Students will learn how to prepare a comprehensive business plan for starting or acquiring a business. The problems of running a business are also examined.

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The study of the principles involved in planning, marketing, producing and evaluating sports events and facilities.

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A study of the concepts involved in sports fundraising activities.

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Introduces students to the fundamental tenets of the law and familiarizes them with the legal structure and accompanying terminology.

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A study of sport marketing principles and the elements of the marketing mix. Selected topics include advertising, promotions, pricing, sponsorships, licensing, and market segmentation.

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A study of the nature, content and application of public relations in sport programs as related to educational institutions, organizations and associations.

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Specifically designed to help students gain knowledge and understanding in a variety of wellness areas.

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A study of the various factors that influence human performance including regulatory mechanisms, adaptations and changes that occur as a result of physical activity.

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A study of the structure and function of the various systems of the human body.

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Physical activity and exercise is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true when you are pregnant. Exercise that is light-to-moderate in intensity can improve your quality of life, lessen many discomforts associated with pregnancy, and provide for a better labor and delivery experience. This course is designed to help you better understand the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy, common pregnancy discomforts, and exercise techniques to prepare your body for birth and favorable recovery.

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This course is a comprehensive study of human movement as it relates to sport and exercise. The course will cover how the study of biomechanics can promote human performance and prevent injury.

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An approach to assessing and enhancing sport performance through improving strength and cardiovascular endurance. Included is a focus on injury prevention.

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A study of the fundamental principles of training and nutrition in sport and exercise. An overview of the anatomical and physiological systems that are affected by conditioning, training, and fitness programs is presented.

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Designed for sport coaches in studying human movement as related to sport activities. Coaching techniques and methodologies that are used to enhance sport performance are also discussed.

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In this course, the fascia is described in very simple and easy-to-understand terms. The goal of this course is to understand the basics of anatomy and fascia function on which the FasciaMethod is based. Supplementary course materials including written lectures and articles that provide additional detailed information on the topic. This written course material is designed to support the enclosed video lectures.

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The Academy’s online, video-driven ProMethod course is available for students interested in learning this cutting edge body maintenance program for themselves or their personal training clients. The ProMethod is built to help you optimize movement control, mobility and overall athletic performance for yourself or your fitness clients. The method can be used in training activities and will help boost athletic performance in all sports. ProMethod is designed by experienced physiotherapists and the method can be applied to all individuals from young children to senior citizens. The Academy’s ProMethod course is driven by video demonstrations led by technique developers from ProFTraining Finland. Students will also have access to video lessons explaining the sound science behind the ProMethod, written course materials, and more. Students who complete the ProMethod course will become certified to plan and instruct their own ProMethod body maintenance program for themselves, their personal training clients, or in group fitness sessions.

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PowerMethod is a functional strength training concept developed by Finnish physiotherapists. PowerMethod is suitable for individuals, for group coaching and group exercise training. Individual and group coaching, for example sport teams, focuses on the development of strength features/capabilities according to individual needs. Group coaching can be, for example, small group coaching in the gym or physical coaching in a sports team. The concept develops strength, movement control and mobility taking into account the musculoskeletal system and myofascial function. PowerMethod strength training also serves as a rehabilitation training to rehabilitate/treat injuries or ailments. Strength training is important to every person and should focus more and more on exercise techniques, individual mobility and movement control to ensure safe and effective training. The coaching perspective is more important in PowerMethod than just the exercise instructions, as this program focuses on learning the optimal exercise techniques. Strength training is always performed within the range of motion that the client is currently able to perform.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching baseball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching basketball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic cross-country running skills.

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This course is a study of the science and art of coaching football. All phases of coaching are addressed, from the Xs and Os to the philosophy of leadership, responsibility, and teaching.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching golf. Emphasis is placed on teching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching soccer. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching softball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration for the various phases of the season are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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A focus on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching tennis. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning and preparation for practices and competition are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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Designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for those interested in coaching basic track and field skills.

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Focuses on the specific fundamentals necessary for coaching volleyball. Emphasis is placed on teaching skills, techniques and drills. Planning, preparation and administration of practices and competitions are covered, along with a program evaluation for continued improvement.

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A study of modern coaching trends in men’s bodybuilding. Training methods used for building muscle, strength and endurance are examined. Nutritional information regarding workout and training practices is also included.

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This course is a study of principles and techniques used in resistance training. While its main focus is on training techniques specific to women, many of the concepts and ideas apply to training in general. Students will learn how and why resistance training can be incorporated into a general fitness program and, how the body reacts to such training. Information on nutrition and supplements is also included.

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* If you would rather register by phone, please contact the Department of Continuing Education at (800) 223-2668.