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Kutztown University has Coach Education Program Re-Accredited

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) announced that Kutztown University successfully re-accredited its coaching education program under the USCCE's National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). KU's Coaching and Athletic Administration minor was re-accredited at Level 3.

KU originally accredited its coaching program in 2006 and is one of 12 higher education institutions to accredit a coaching education program within the United States.  KU stands out as a leader in the United States in the preparation of coaches.

Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that both programs adhere to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America's National Standards for Sport Coaches. These standards feature eight domains of coaching responsibilities and within them, 40 standards and subsequent benchmarks representing the body of knowledge associated with each coaching responsibility and provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence.   

About the United States Center for Coaching Excellence and the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education The United States Center for Coaching Excellence is the premier authority on coaching education in the United States, providing coaching education programming support and accreditation of program through NCACE. NCACE offers accreditation and national recognition to sport organizations and institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at any and all levels of sport. The rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America's National Standards for Sport Coaches, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, the USCCE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality, empirically-based guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coaching education programs.

For more information of KU's Coaching and Athletic Administration minor, visit https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/departments/sport-management-and-leadership-studies/coaching-and-athletic-administration-minor.htm.

For more information, visit NCACE http://www.qualitycoachingeducation.org or the USCCE http://www.uscoachexcellence.org/ websites.