The Athletic Coaching programs at Santa Monica College offer training in techniques for teaching and coaching individual and team sports at the high school, college, or club level.
The programs cover a wide range of sports — from aquatics, track and field, and basketball, to racquet sports, and many others — as well as fitness training, care and safety, officiating, and sports management.
Many colleges/universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete the lower-division major requirements and the general education pattern for the specific transfer institution. SMC has articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as several private and out-of-state institutions.