2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 257 Coaching Techniques and Business Basics (3 credits)



Course Description
A course is designed to familiarize the health and fitness professional with theories of behavior change, factors contributing to exercise adherence, and understanding the elements necessary for effective coaching.  Students will also examine potential career starting points, learn business basics including how to maintain professional and industry standards, legal liability issues and risk management.

Student Outcomes
1. Discuss the academic and professional preparation for a career in the field, to include professional career options and future trends.
2. Describe barriers and strategies for implementing behavior change with specific customization for populations, while demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
3. Apply leadership and lifestyle coaching skills through role-playing and modeling behaviors.
4. Design a business plan for starting a business, or a plan for gaining employment with an established company.
5. Discuss professional liability insurance, licensures, certifications and other professional competencies, to include scope of practice, sexual harassment, and client confidentiality.
6. Discuss operating procedures including an emergency plan.



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