Fresno Pacific University

Welcome Fresno Pacific University Students!

Human Kinetics Coach Education is proud to partner with Fresno Pacific University (FPU) to offer our Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills, Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills, and Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills online courses to teachers and coaches for graduate-level professional development credit.

This option is especially valuable to elementary, middle school, and high school teachers and coaches who are required to earn professional development credit to maintain their teaching certificate and advance on the pay scale. From the comfort of your own home, you can earn professisonal development credits by taking a course in which you have genuine interest: coaching! Each year, more than 10,000 high school, club sport, and Olympic coaches take Human Kinetics Coach Education courses to further their professional development and meet certification requirements.

Thanks to our partner, Fresno Pacific University, for making this option available to teachers and coaches across the United States.

Instructions for Student Registration

Prior to purchasing the Human Kinetics Coach Education online course (which you will do from this page), you must first register with Fresno Pacific University. If you haven't completed this step already, follow these instructions:

1. Go to the FPU website;

2. Click on the title of the appropriate course: Principles of Coaching, Sport First Aid, Coaching Basketball, Teaching and Coaching Baseball, or Teaching and Coaching Football. Review the course description and syllabus, and then click on the 3 Units link to register for the course;

3. Complete the registration and payment screens. Upon successful submission, you will receive an e-mail response confirming receipt.

If you encounter any problems or need questions answered regarding the application process, please contact:

Tony Castro, Director of Operations
Office of Continuing Education
Phone: 800-372-5505 or 559-453-2049
E-mail: anthony.castro@fresno.edu

To Purchase the Human Kinetics Coach Education Online Course

After you've completed the FPU registration process and paid the associated fees, the next step is to purchase the Human Kinetics Coach Education online course. To place your order, review the course description, read about how the online courses work, and click on the icon in the table below. You can select either the Print Materials or E-book version of the course. Successful completion of the course will earn students 3.0 semester units of graduate-level professional development credits. 


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses offered by Fresno Pacific University:

Coaching Baseball Technical and Tactical Skills Online Course with e-book

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies and techniques and tactics of baseball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, and college coaches.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school baseball coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth baseball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of basketball and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school basketball coaches or for offering as a college course. Veteran youth basketball coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of football and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course Online course suitable for training and certifying high school football coaches or for offering as a college course. Advanced youth football coaches will also find the course valuable in taking their coaching to the next level.

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition with E-book

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This version of the online course includes the Sport First Aid textbook in e-book format. The e-book is accessible from within the online course.