Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Pacific Lutheran University’s Department of Kinesiology is partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to offer 4-week, self-paced, online continuing education courses for coaches and other sport leaders. These courses offer coaches and teachers an opportunity to expand their knowledge. The courses are written by experts in coaching education and sport psychology and based on PCA principles. The focus is on evidence-based, applied, ready-to-implement leadership tools and strategies that can be applied to any profession.

Each course is aligned with a PCA course, so participants will have the opportunity to earn coaching certifications through PCA along with course credit. They can be taken in any order and/or simultaneously. Each course involves several learning modules focused on the content described below.  Students earn graduate level continuing education credits and/or clock hour hours.

Coaching Courses

PLU also offers additional continuing education learning programs in Coaching Education topics of special interest.  These programs are offered in a variety of formats:

  • On-line, live
  • On-line, self paced
  • In person
  • Blended, both on-line and live

Continuing education units and Clock Hours are available depending on the program.

Coaching Instutite

The PLU Kinesiology Summer Coaching Education Institute will deliver applied and accessible psychology and teaching tools that are designed to enhance your coaching skills beyond the Xs and Os. Join us for an opportunity to recharge and reconnect while benefiting from quality coaching education and networking!

  • August 2, 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • In-person

Six-time Olympic Mental Skills Coach, three-time National Champion, and National United Soccer Coaches and NAIA Hall of Fame coach Dr. Colleen Hacker providee the institute’s keynote address as well as the closing Q&A and comments.