3Dimensional Coaching Course for College Credit


Course Description

This self-paced online course takes coaches on a journey towards defining their transformational purpose and creating a plan to fulfill it. Along the way, coaches will discover important principles and learn practical strategies for:

  • dealing with the “entitlement” mentality
  • intrinsically motivating athletes
  • harnessing the power of emotions
  • fostering higher levels of confidence
  • creating team cohesion
  • effectively setting goals
  • helping athletes develop character

Start the Journey


This online course is self-paced and will thoroughly train coaches to understand the 3D framework. By taking this course, you gain access to:

  • 25 teaching modules covering 2nd & 3rd dimension topics
  • 100+ short teaching videos (7.5 hours total)
  • Practical steps for writing your transformational purpose statement
  • Over 35 level 2 & 3 strategies in lesson plan format

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.93 / 5 Stars

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May 12, 2022
I would highly recommend this course to any coach or leader who wants to take their program to the next level by helping their athletes make heart-level changes that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
Erik Buehler
Lakewood, CO

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May 11, 2022
I liked how this was a work at your own pace module.
Keith Kiburz
Winterset, IA

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May 5, 2022
This course will help advance new coaches multiple years by helping coaches understand what real success looks like and how to obtain it to grow our young athletes of today.
Eric Gabe
Fruitland, Iowa

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May 2, 2022
3D Coaching Changed our Athletic Department!
Dustin Smith
Assistant Principal/Activities Director
Nevada, Iowa

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April 20, 2022
The 3Demensial course was outstanding. This should be a required class to get your coaching certification. These skill sets are very important for a coach to have, and even more important to be taught to our student-athletes.
Tom Trygstad
Head Coach at Valley High School
Clive, Iowa

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April 19, 2022
I truly enjoyed this class. It helped me to go deeper in my coaching.
Kevin Pearce
Basketball Coach
West Des Moines, Iowa

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March 29, 2022
This course gets its students to really think more holistically about their sport and how athletes should feel during and after their experiences in their program. Wins are great, but it's the lifelong impact our methods leave behind that is most important. I'm definitely reminded of that and now have better tools to be more successful in achieving the legacy I want for myself and the players I coach.
Jeremy Mikesell
West Des Moines, Iowa

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February 28, 2022
This course made me think deeper about why I coach and they affect I have on student-athletes.
Matt Schulte
FCA Area Director
Pella, Iowa

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February 10, 2022
Great job of challenging you to be a better coach, coaching for the improvement of your athlete in life, not just for wins and losses.
Jeremiah Luber
Scottsbluff, NE

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January 11, 2022
3 D Coaching is a great framework for coaches to think about how they are striving to make a positive impact in all 3 Dimensions of Coaching.
Tony Wieland
West Des Moines, Iowa


What is the difference between the course for certification and the course for college credit?

If a student wants to receive college credit for taking 3Dimensional Coaching, he/she must enroll in that version of the course. The cost is $550 for 3 hours of transcripted college credit (graduate level), whereas the cost is only $125 to take the course for certification. The course for college credit has an additional unit utilizing Joe Ehrmann’s book InSideOut Coaching, while the course for certification does not include this extra work.

Can I use this course towards the degree program I am enrolled in at a different institution?

If you would like to use this coursework towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, share this course syllabus with your program advisor BEFORE you enroll to make sure it will be accepted into the degree program as a substitute for another course or as an elective.

If I choose the Course for Credit option, will I still receive my 3D Coaching certificate?

Yes. Whether you are taking a course for certification only, or the course for certification AND college credit, you will be mailed a hard-copy of your certificate once you complete your coursework.

Can I use this course to satisfy CEU’s and/or professional development requirements?

Because our curriculum is based on the academic research of Dr. Jeff Duke E.D.d., and the content is taught in the university setting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, school districts and athletic organizations should have no problem counting this coursework towards professional development requirements. Check with whomever is in charge of professional development in your organization to inquire, and let us know how we can help you get it approved.

I’m an administrator and I want ALL of my coaches to be certified. How do I get them enrolled?

We have many school districts, clubs, and athletic organizations who require their coaches to be 3D certified. This process is easy. Simply reach out, let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase, and we will set up a unique code that will allow your coaches to enroll in the course at no cost to them. We will then send you an invoice, and you can pay for them all at once out of your athletic budget, professional development budget, or with donated funds from sponsors. As an administrator, we will give you tools to help guide your coaches through this journey and set you up with account access so you can monitor their progress.

Once I enroll, am I on a time limit to complete the online course?

You set the pace for your coursework. If you are taking the course for certification only, there is no deadline unless you are in a situation where a supervisor establishes one for you. However, if you are taking the course for credit and you want to receive your grade at the end of the current trimester, you must complete your coursework in correspondence with the university academic calendar. If you don’t complete the work within the trimester, you can simply keep working at your own pace until you finish. Once you are done, you will receive your grade.

Do I have to buy the Companion Study Guide to receive my certification?

No. Though we feel that it is the best practice to use the Companion Study Guide to enhance your learning experience, it is not required to receive your certificate. Keep in mind that if you are using the coursework to count towards professional development requirements, the study guide will allow you to engage with the 3D training for many more clock hours than the online training alone. This should translate to more CEU’s, recertification points, etc.

How do I use the Companion Study Guide?

The Companion Study Guide will help chronicle your journey through the 3D Coaching online training. This spiral-bound book can be used as a journal to take notes from the online training. Also, it can serve as a quick reference guide to remind you of key teaching points that were presented in the video teaching. However, we believe the best way to use this resource is in the context of community with others. Each chapter corresponds with an online module and has thought provoking questions that allow coaches to discuss and process the content with each other. Coaches can watch the video modules on their own, then get together to discuss using the Companion Study Guide in small groups.

Can the Companion Study Guide be used to complement ANY version of the course?

Yes. Whether you are taking one of the courses for certification only, or the course for certification AND college credit, the Companion Study Guide will correspond with the training you experience online. However, if you are taking the course for credit, the extra coursework associated with Joe Ehrmann’s book InSideOut Coaching is not associated with the Companion Study Guide in any way.