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 course is a Humanities course designed to explore the works of the artists chosen by the 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. (4 CEUs)

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

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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 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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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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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that up to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports-related activities in the United States annually (Langlois, Rutland-Brown, & Wald, 2006). With millions of young athletes experiencing the effects of sport-related concussions each year, the need to effectively prevent, diagnose, and manage concussions is a major priority. With concussions being labeled as a significant public health issue, there is an immediate need for concussion awareness, training, and management programs across the globe. Widespread dissemination of knowledge has the potential to decrease the rate of concussions occurring in sports, as well as improve the current guidelines in place. This course provides an in-depth review of the risks, prevention, recognition, treatment, and management of sport-related concussions. This course also discusses the importance of awareness and education strategies for coaches, athletes, parents, administrators, and health care professionals. (4CEUs)

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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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The strength and conditioning professional must have a foundational knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal function as well as those systems of the body that directly and indirectly support the musculoskeletal system and its primary function of movement.

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