Coaching Certification Service

  • Coaching Certification Service Director:
    Patrick Burke
    , (716) 731-6800 x3765



      The Commissioner's regulations require all personnel assuming coaching responsibilities to have certification.  This service--which is approved by the NYSED Bureau of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation--offers the following courses necessary for certification: 

    • Health Science Applied to Coaching
    • Philosophy, Principles, & Organization of Athletics
    • Theory and Techniques of Coaching

    This service tracks all personnel entering the certification process and awards a certificate upon completion of the courses.

    A First Aid course designed for coaches is also offered.  An initial and re-certification course are taught according to NYSED regulations.


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