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Athletic Coaching

This course provides the academic component necessary for acquiring the permit from the state of Connecticut to coach or volunteer coach in the public school system.  All those who successfully pass this course, will be issued a 5-year permit from the state of Connecticut.  This a 3-credit, pass/fail, academic course that will appear on the students permanent college transcript. 

How to Sign Up

To register for this course, all students must be enrolled in the Connecticut Community College system within the past two years. Those students who are new to Norwalk Community College, must submit a new student application to the Admissions Office, prior to registering for Athletic Coaching, no exceptions.  The Norwalk Community College Application can be downloaded at the college website (  


Once enrolled at the college, the student is required to meet with Paul Gallo to complete the appropriate course registration form.  Paul can be reached at or 203-857-7194, where the student can schedule an appointment. 

Course Descriptions

For additional schedule information please refer to the college course catalog and course schedule available on the college web page (

CO 103 - athletic coaching (3 Credits)

Pre-requisite: Eligibility for ENG 101

Athletic Coaching is divided into three one credit segments covering subject matter required by the Connecticut State Board of Education.  The course covers the principles and practices of coaching adolescent athletes; sports psychology, sociology and coaching philosophy; medical aspects of coaching adolescents, including injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation; and methods & materials, including legal aspects of coaching.  Persons who do not hold a valid Connecticut teaching certificate must successfully complete this course material to be eligible to apply for the State of Connecticut Five Year Renewable Coaching Permit, a requirement to coach athletic teams in public schools of the state.


learning objectives

1. Provide academic content required by State of CT for Athletic Coaching Permit


2. Provide practical, current information on coaching adolescent athletes.  Content is targeted for those  considering coaching as a vocation/avocation or wishing to know more about the profession (parents, athletes, school administrators, etc.)