Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Kinesiology Athletic Coach Skills Certificate take to complete?

The Kinesiology Athletic Coach Skills Certificate takes 1 year (2-semesters; Fall - Spring) to complete with a full-time schedule. It is a total of 10 units. With a part-time schedule it will take approximately 2 years to complete. A few classes are offered online, or in winter/summer.

What are the requirements to become an athletic coach?

Students must take the online National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) exam.

  • Have a high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid CPR/AED certification

Can I get a degree in Kinesiology at the same time?

Yes. The Associate's Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer (KIN AA-T) and the Associate’s Degree in Physical Education (PE AA) at ELAC prepares students to transfer to a 4-year university and major in Kinesiology.