College and university courses include Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid (classroom and online courses available), and advanced sport-specific technical and tactical skills courses (online only). We also offer an Officiating Principles online course for college and university adoption.

Classroom courses

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid classroom courses are taught by certified instructors. No additional training is necessary for higher education instructors to become certified. For each course, instructors are provided ancillaries (instructor guide and DVD) for conducting the course. Classroom course materials that a student receives include a textbook (in print book or e-book format), workbook, and test package. Students have the option of taking the course test online or paper-pencil (graded by ASEP).

Online courses

Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid are also offered as online courses. Advanced sport-specific courses and Officiating Principles are only offered as online courses. All of our online courses include a textbook. With Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid, students have the option of receiving textbooks as either print books or e-books. In addition to reading from the text, the online courses feature video clips, interactive exercises, audio clips, quizzes, and other activities that put the student in real-life practice and game-day situations. Students take the course test online and receive immediate results.

As an online course adopter, your school is provided with a dedicated portal page on our site directing your students to the courses they need to take to meet your class requirements. You have the option of having your students buy their course materials directly from us through the portal page or having your bookstore purchase online course packages in quantity to sell through the bookstore.

Instructor agreement

When you adopt our courses, we ask that you sign an instructor agreement. This mainly is to ensure the courses are taught as intended to maintain the integrity of the certification attached to our courses. The agreement also provides all the information you need to administer the courses efficiently.

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For more information on how to implement ASEP courses in your college or university curriculum, please contact the sales representative serving your area today.


Courses and ancillaries




Additional courses available for adoption:

Coaching Cheerleading Principles
Coaching Golf Principles
Coaching Soccer Principles
Coaching Swimming Principles
Coaching Strength and Conditioning Principles
Coaching Track & Field Principles
Coaching Wrestling Principles

Additional Benefits of Course Adoption


Testing services

If you choose to offer Coaching Principles or Sport First Aid as a classroom course, your students have the option of taking the course test online or paper-pencil. Hard-copy tests (submitted on scan forms) are processed by ASEP within 24 to 48 hours of receipt. Online tests are scored electronically; students receive immediate feedback on test results. Regardless of delivery method, all students who pass are automatically entered in the National Coaches Registry.

Recordkeeping through the National Coaches Registry

Students who take ASEP courses are entered in this online registry unless they elect to opt out. Each student's record contains information on courses taken, test scores, course completion dates, and certifications earned. Students have access to their personal NCR entries and can print and e-mail their course transcripts directly from this area of the site. As an instructor, you have access to your students' records through the NCR. With just a few clicks, you can pull up a roster of students and quickly see who has taken and passed your courses and when. The NCR automates your record keeping for you.

Customized website portal page

With the adoption of ASEP online courses, you'll have a customized portal page directing your students on how to purchase and take the courses. You can use this page to communicate course or unit deadlines to students, provide general contact information, or address questions your students may have.