NYS Coaching Certification

Take Classes Online or in the Classroom

MCC and SUNY Learning Network have teamed up to offer NYS Coaching Certification courses. This innovative program meets the eligibility requirements for individuals to coach in the public schools in New York State.

  • MCC's program is available in a traditional classroom environment throughout the year. Coaches
  • The SUNY Learning Network (SLN) is an Internet-based delivery system. Lecture material and course content are offered entirely on-line via computer. All courses are offered by Monroe Community College faculty.

How to Register:

You don't need to apply for admission to the College. If you are a new student you can register by mail, in person, or by fax. You'll need to complete a registration form and a Certificate of Residence form. Mail the completed forms to MCC, 1000 E. Henrietta, Bldg 6 Rm 203, Rochester, NY, 14623. Or, fax them to 585-292-3850. For more information on registration, visit our registration web page.

If you're a current student, you may use any of these methods or register over the web.

If you would like to be considered for admission to the College, contact Admissions as 585-292-2200 or visit the Admissions web page.

Required Courses
The following courses are required for successful completion of the classroom or on-line NYS Coaching Certification:

PPE 175 - Principles and Philosophies of Physical Education and Sport

PPE 170 - Introduction to Sport Medicine

PPE 209 - Theories and Techniques of Coaching

CPR and Child Abuse Seminar are also required.
These requirements may be completed at MCC or students may use previously completed courses.

About the Faculty
Dr. Elizabeth Kelly has been a professor at Monroe Community College and adjunct professor at various area colleges for the past 24 years. Currently she is the Program Director for the Physical Educations Studies Program at Monroe Community College. She also is a Sport Psychologist in private practice.

As a professor she has taught a diversity of courses ranging from pedagogy to the sport sciences and fitness. Liz has coached youth and high school sports and the clients within her private practice run the gamut from recreational to national and international caliber athletes. She has been involved in all levels of state and national service organizations and is certified at the Director level through the American College of Sport Medicine.

Dr. Kelly is presently conducting observational research into fan behavior from the sidelines as a parent of a premier and high school athlete

Douglas R Henneberg MS, ATC, has been the head athletic trainer and physical education instructor at MCC since 2000. He received his B. S. degree in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University and his M. S. in sports medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining MCC, Henneberg was a physical education teacher in Lynchburg, VA. He has had experience working Division 1 football, USA Junior College all-star baseball and WWF wrestling. Currently he is responsible for the prevention and care of all athletic injuries for MCC's 14 sports and teaches the Introduction to Sport Medicine course. Henneberg is a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association, and is licensed through the New York State Education Department.

Rocky Delfino has been teaching in the Physical Education Studies program at MCC since 1999. Currently, he is also the Men's Head Lacrosse coach at MCC, as well as an assistant varsity football coach at Aquinas Institute. Rocky has experience coaching college football at St. John Fisher College and has eighteen years of experience coaching football, wrestling, baseball and lacrosse at the high school level.

Can I be hired as a coach while I am a student?
Yes, once you have begun coaching certification you may be hired as a coach. This is the decision of the athletic director in the district to which you are applying.

What support services are available?
For interested students, the following services are available:
Admissions 585-292-2200;
Financial Aid 585-292-2050;
Registration & Records 585-292-2300;
SUNY Learning Network sln.suny.edu

Will I ever need to come to the MCC campus for this program?
It is not necessary to come to the MCC campus for this program.

Do I receive college credits for the program?
Students will receive college credits for all courses successfully completed. Also these courses may be used as electives in any MCC degree program.

Can I transfer these courses to another college?
Yes, these courses are fully accredited college courses.

Is there a residency requirement?
See our Residency Requirement page for residency information.

For more information contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Fell Kelly
585-292-2854 or 585-292-2061
e-mail: ekelly@monroecc.edu