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Coaching Overview


Career/Program Overview

RCTC offers a Coaching Diploma that will meet the minimum criteria for interscholastic coaching positions in Minnesota. Upon completion of this program, which includes the American Educators Sport Program certification exams, individuals successfully completing the certification exams will be placed on the national registry for coaches or officials.


General Coursework will include, but is not limited to, Coaching and Officiating Principles, Sport Psychology, Sport Nutrition for Performance, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and sport specific physical training options, such as Strength, Agility & Quickness specific to individual sports and strategic, sport specific theory. Upon completion of the program’s coursework an internship will also be completed.

Program/Degree Options

Coaching Diploma 

Coaching Certificate

Related Field Programs
      Sport Management
      Personal Trainer
      Group Fitness Instructor
     *All have Certificate and Diploma options

Program Start Date(s)

Students may begin coursework any semester. Some courses are not offered every semester, so students are encouraged to meet with the program advisor to plan their coursework accordingly.

Career Opportunities/Information

RCTC’s Coaching Diploma will prepare students for entry level coaching or officiating positions.  This coursework will expose student to the resources and professional

networks that they will require to stay current in their profession over the length of their career. Coaching and officiating opportunities are available at every level from youth recreational sports to interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional. This program will enable individuals to start with a solid foundation and a nationally recognized accreditation.

Compensation varies with the employee’s education, experience as well as with employer size, location and Level of coaching.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, American Sport Educator’s Program (ASEP) National Certification Exam for coaches and officials with placement on national registry with successful completion of program and exams.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at:

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Gainful Employment Programs

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Overview content updated: 2016-08-18
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