Occupational Skills Award
This Occupational Skills Award is designed to prepare students for gaining employment in coaching in a scholastic setting, support students' ability to earn coaching certification through the CIF-Southern Section, learn about sports management in youth sports at community centers and work in after school programs, and/or city and state sports activity programs. Students who complete the program will have the ability to assess sports-related injuries and first aid and explore the career opportunities in the fields of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of coaching and apply psychological foundations for enhancing sports performance. In addition, students will become cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certified. A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required to receive this award.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $87,000.