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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August 4, 2016
It was valuable learning how to get to know the individual and working on coaching outside the 1st dimension. I would recommend this course to anyone that coaches, especially those that coach youth programs.
Jed Clark
St. Anthony, ID

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August 2, 2016
I think this course is necessary for all coaches. I learned a lot. It is life-changing.
Chad Schmidt
Shiocton, WI

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July 30, 2016
This course really helped me take a look at how and why I coach. It reassured many things that we already do in the XC program and gave me ideas to help make it even better. I would recommend this course because it helps put a focus on what is truly important in coaching, our athletes growing as individuals.
Emy Williams
Ely, IA

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July 30, 2016
As a teacher and a coach it caused much introspective exploration in who I am and what I can do to better reach the students that I work with. The self-reflection was the most valuable part of taking this course.
Brad Wymer
Iowa City, IA

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July 30, 2016
The ability to reflect on my coaching philosophy from the 'inside-out' was the most valuable part of this course. I would recommend it because I believe it is a great way to examine the true lessons of sport and how they relate to success on and off the playing field. Coaches will be given the opportunity to truly have an impact with their athletes and truly go on a difference making journey of self and others.
Mark Sovers
Solon, IA

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July 30, 2016
YES, I would recommend this course. It's dynamite! I really enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd Dimensional strategies and Inside-Out Coaching is a must read for all coaches. This course really validated why I coach and I feel that it's content will serve me well for several years!
John Reynolds
Greenville, PA

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July 25, 2016
The most valuable thing I got out of this course was the ability to rethink and re-value the impact I have among those that I have and will coach. I highly recommend, it teaches great values to teach to others.
Clayton Starner
Council Bluffs, IA

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July 24, 2016
The most valuable thing I got out of this course was being able to step back and think about my purpose in coaching and how my athletes feel being coached by me. I have already recommended this course to fellow coaches. I believe to truly make a difference to our athletes we need to coach in a way that gives life and does not tear down.
Zach Jones
Lexington, NE

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July 20, 2016
I absolutely recommend this course! It was a great reminder of the 'purpose' of coaching and that what coaches do really does matter. The numerous strategies to develop character and relationships and the wisdom about life and sports were the most valuable parts.
Scott Smith
Prairie du Sac, WI

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July 16, 2016
The videos, discussion groups, the book - all gave valuable insights and aided my reflection at how I have been a horrible coach up to this point!!!! Aggh! I'm ready to change! I would recommend this course other coaches. It is very needed.
Brandon Fritz
Williamsburg, IA


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.