A: ASEP online courses are self-paced learning experiences. You receive your student resource materials either through the online course (in the case of e-book and PDF courses) or through the mail (if the course includes print textbook), complete the online course, and take an online test, all without the interaction of an instructor.
ASEP online courses consist of an online study guide (which directs you through a series of interactive learning experiences to help you understand and use the course content) as well as a variety of supplemental student resource materials including PDF downloads, printed texts, or e-books (these vary by course, and not all courses include supplemental resource materials). As you progress through the online course, you will be prompted to read sections of the text before completing course units. You will receive instant feedback on the answers you provide throughout the course.
The online course is designed to put you in game and practice situations and to give you a meaningful opportunity to interact with the subject matter in a way that facilitates your learning. We develop our courses by teaming the best content experts in the field with ASEP's curriculum designers to create a powerful learning experience for you.
When you're ready to register for a course, select the "Course Catalog" here here or from the "Course Catalog" icon on the ASEP home page. Find the course you wish to register for and click on the accompanying icon. After reviewing the information, you may proceed through the online purchasing process. If you're taking a course(s) to fulfill a coaching education requirement for a specific organization, please be sure that you purchase the correct version of the course(s) you need to complete. Here's what to expect once you've registered:
Courses with printed text
If you order an online course that includes a printed textbook or other ancillaries, we'll send you the student resource materials in the mail. You should receive the materials within five to seven business days. At the same time, you will have immediate access to your course and test. The ancillary material will assist you in the successful completion of the course and test, so we recommend that you wait until these resources reach you before you launch into the course. Instructions for accessing your course will be included with your print materials.
Courses with e-book
If you order an online course that includes an e-book, you will have immediate access to your course and e-book. To access the e-book, you will first navigate to your online course. Featured within your online course (under the Resources tab) is a link to the e-book download section of the Human Kinetics website. From there you will download the Adobe Digital Editions software (free download) and subsequently your e-book to your home computer or laptop. From there, you can transfer the e-book to a hand-held device.
Note: For the state of California (CIF), there is a state-specific component included with the course Coaching Principles Online Course with E-book for which print materials will be shipped to you. Please allow five to seven business days for shipping.
Courses with PDF-based reading
If you order a single copy of a Coaching Youth Sport Online Course - PDF, you will be e-mailed an instruction sheet for accessing the course. If you are a sport administrator who orders multiple PDF courses to distribute to your coaches, you will be e-mailed a spreadsheet containing key codes, a list of instructions for distributing key codes, and an instruction sheet that you will provide to your coaches on how to access the course.
To gain immediate access to your course
If you ordered your course through the ASEP website or by telephone or mail, you may access the course and test immediately. Select "Continue My Course" from the "Quick Clicks" menu on the home page to begin your online course or to access your test. Sign on with the e-mail address and password that you used when purchasing your course and follow the online instructions for taking the course. If you ordered a course that includes print ancillaries that need to be shipped to you, we recommend you wait for these resources to reach you before you submerse yourself fully in the course content.
Please note: YOU HAVE ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE THE COURSE TEST FROM THE DATE YOU PURCHASED YOUR COURSE.
Courses with key codes
If your course was purchased by your organization, or if you purchased your online course from a third party, such as a college or an academic bookstore, your key code is enclosed with your course materials or will be given to you by your instructor.
If you received your course from a third party, you will need to enter your key code to access the online course and test. To use the key code, go to the "Quick Clicks" menu and select "Continue My Course." You'll be asked to sign on with your e-mail address and password. Enter your key code on this screen. You must enter your key code (including hyphens) exactly as it is presented on the key code letter. If you have trouble entering the key code or receive an error message, contact email@example.com. After you enter your key code, you will never need to enter it again for that course.
The "Continue My Course" page will now be updated so that you may enter the course and test at any time. Just click on the course name to access the course or the "Test" link to access the test.
After you pass your course
A passing score for most tests is 80%. If you fail a test, you will be given a link to purchase a retest on the "Continue My Course" page. Once the retest order is processed, you will have immediate access to your retest.
Once you have passed a test, you may click the "Details" link on the "Continue My Course" page in order to view the results from the test, print a certificate of course completion, or e-mail a copy of the results to yourself.
In addition, if you are a coach, you will be automatically entered into the ASEP National Coaches Registry. If you are an official, you will be included in the ASEP National Officials Registry. By appearing in the NCR/NOR, you're entitled to a 10% discount on books, CDs, videos, and DVDs purchased from the ASEP website.