05-26-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Brevard County Athletic Coaching Endorsement Program


In support of Brevard Public Schools, the Office of Professional Learning and Development offers to community athletic coaches and teachers a three-course program approved by the Florida Department of Education to enable successful completers to add Athletic Coaching to their certificates or to obtain a Florida certificate in Athletic Coaching. The current approval period is July 2010- June 2015. Dr. Jane Respess and her staff manage the program and offer all three required face to face courses to our employees annually at no charge. Athletic Coaching Theory, Sports Medicine (including submission of a valid CPR card and First Aid training), and Sports Specific Training are the three 60-credit inservice courses offered each year. Upon successful completion of the courses, participants can apply for a five-year renewable certificate in Athletic Coaching. During the program period 2010-2015, 172 course registrations were completed. We want to continue offering this professional development program to teachers and community coaches. Having reviewed current state requirements for submission, we are requesting renewal of the program for the period July 2015 - June 2020. The program, including Master Inservice Plan components, is attached.

The District provides three athletic coaching courses per year which are required to earn the Athletic Coaching certificate: Sports Specific; Coaching Theory; and Sports Medicine.
$4,050 – 3 courses per year ($22.50-District approved rate  x 60 hours x 3 courses)



Review the Brevard County Athletic Coaching Endorsement Program and approve submission to the Florida Department of Education for their review and approval.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/12/2015
Consent after Information5/26/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1012.55 and SBE Rule 6A-4.0282

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

Cost Center


Attachment:  Athletic Coaching Endorsement Prgrm 2015-2020.pdf