Certificate: Sports Counseling and Student Athlete Mental Wellness Certificate - Credits:12 (program code: 0935)
Sports counseling is a process that assists individuals in maximizing their personal, academic and athletic potential. Sports counseling is accomplished through a proactive, growth-oriented approach that incorporates the principles of counseling, career development, movement science, psychology and lifespan human development. Counselors, educators and other helping professionals should have specialized awareness, knowledge and skills beyond the basic counselor preparation as well as the ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships.
The sports counseling certificate program meets the particular interests and needs of a significant subsector of counselors, educators and other helping professionals who work with the athlete population in a variety of settings, including youth sports programs, interscholastic programs, colleges and universities, community and social agencies, professional sporting agencies, and recreational settings.
Note: The graduate certificate in sports counseling will not certify you as a professional counselor. However, it may be possible for the courses to be utilized for additional credits toward licensure or for continuing education credits. You may want to check your state's licensure laws for more information.
Global Online (100 percent online delivery)
Curriculum - Certificate
|CED 780 Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes||3|
|CED 781 Sports Counseling Programming||3|
|CED 783 Counseling and Advising Athletes with Death, Loss and Grief OR CED 788 Contemporary Topics in Counselor Education (approved related to sports counseling)||3|
|CED 784 Student Athlete Mental Wellness||3|
For Additional Information
Robert Mehalik, LPC, NCC, A.B.D. (Waynesburg University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor, Field Coordinator, Certificate Coordinator
Grafton Eliason, NCC, LPC, Ed.D. (Duquesne University), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), M.Ed., B.A. (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Elizabeth Gruber, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.S. (Youngstown State University), B.S. (Bowling Green State University), Chair, Professor
Jeff Samide, NCC, LPC, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Saint Vincent College), Professor
Jacqueline A. Walsh, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Kent State University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor
For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/