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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
UTSA coaches on the sidelines

Why Pursue a Certificate in Athletic Coaching?

The world of sports has a growing demand for educated athletic coaches with the transformational knowledge to keep the modern athlete’s performance at a peak level. With UTSA’s undergraduate certificate in Athletic Coaching, you can enhance your kinesiology degree and focus specifically on the needs of the athletic population.

What You'll Study

All students pursuing a certificate in Athletic Coaching must complete 15 semester credit hours.

  • Coaching Theory*
  • Coaching Leadership
  • Coaching Athletics – Methods
  • Sport Psychology
  • CPR Certification
  • Practicum- field hands on experience

* Ideally your first course in the program.  

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Certificate Program Advisor

Sakiko Oyam, PhD

Sakiko.oyama@utsa.edu