Human Kinetics Coach Education courses Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid earn NCACE accreditation

Author: Human Kinetics Coach Education Marketing


The Human Kinetics Coach Education courses Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid were recently awarded level 3 accredited status by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). The accreditation recognizes comprehensive program content in alignment with the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) and extends to both the face-to-face and online versions of the courses.

“Human Kinetics continues to demonstrate that it is a leader in quality coaching education,” said Andrew Mead, NCACE executive director. “NCACE thanks Human Kinetics for its continued commitment to excellence in providing coaching education and ultimately ensuring a positive, safe, and rewarding sport experience for our nation’s athletes.”

Human Kinetics Coach Education is one of only 20 coaching education programs accredited by NCACE.

“NCACE accreditation validates our long-standing position as a leading provider of coach education,” said Ted Miller, Human Kinetics vice president and coach education director. “This prestigious accreditation assures associations, school districts, and sport organizations that adopt our coaching education courses that the education received by coaches is of the highest quality and comprehensiveness as defined by NCACE.”

The areas a coaching education program or organization must address to achieve NCACE comprehensive accreditation include the following:

Domain 1 – Philosophy and Ethics
Domain 2 – Safety and Injury Prevention
Domain 3 – Physical Conditioning
Domain 4 – Growth and Development
Domain 5 – Teaching and Communication
Domain 6 – Sport Skills and Tactics
Domain 7 – Organization and Administration
Domain 8 – Evaluation

To achieve accreditation, an organization must document how it addresses each of the standards within the domains using the Guidelines for Accreditation of Coaching Education that overview the organization, personnel, operational procedures, and program content of the coaching education program. The standards serve as the cornerstone for quality coaching and provide the basis for the NCACE coaching education guidelines, which address aspects of coaching education programs needed to help coaches learn the skills and knowledge stated in the national standards.

Previously, the Human Kinetics Coach Education online course Coaching Orientation was granted Level 3 accreditation.

The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs. In addition, NCACE endorses comprehensive standards for sport practitioners, including: volunteer, interscholastic, collegiate, and elite coaches. Through accreditation, NCACE provides leadership and guidance to coaching education providers, sport administrators, and the public regarding the knowledge, values, and skills of effective coaches.