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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June 5, 2016
The practical application of how to become a transformational coach made this course very valuable. I believe it should be required for all new coaches.
Corey Olson
Lake Zurich, IL

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May 17, 2016
This course gave me valuable strategies to improve my personal relationships with my athletes, coaches and parents. It teaches coaches how to be a coach, not just how to coach. I have already recommended this course to other coaches. It will make a difference.
Brian Becher
Defiance, OH

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May 17, 2016
I loved the positive approach to building relationships with students. I would recommend this course to other coaches. It is worth the time and it is easy to take this course along with a busy schedule.
Mary Wetjen
Williamsburg, IA

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May 3, 2016
The most valuable part of this course was that it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my purpose for coaching and to align my actions with that purpose. I believe many coaches can benefit from looking within their programs and selves to define what they can do to truly make a difference in the lives of their athletes. The more coaches with this common vision will allow for all of us to be more successful.
Brent Sands
Cedar Rapids, IA

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April 20, 2016
I really appreciated the videos in the first three sections. I've taken notes and added them to my coaching philosophy. I'm aware and more intentional in the actions I take and the words I use. I absolutely recommend this course to other coaches.
Jim Brinling
Fairview, PA

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April 19, 2016
Yes! I recommend this course to other coaches! I give this course a 10/10. I really enjoyed the videos on dimension 2 & 3.
Grant Eckenrod
Parnell, IA

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April 12, 2016
I honestly can't think of one thing that was THE most valuable part of this course. I enjoyed every aspect of the 2nd and 3rd dimensional aspects of the curriculum. I would recommend this course to other coaches without a doubt! One of the most applicable and useful classes and curriculum that I've been associated with. Every coach who aspires to grow and make a difference in the lives of their players need to take this class. This class is a GAME CHANGER. I did a lot of soul searching with regard to every aspect of my program and how I coach our players. I've grown tremendously through this journey of 3D coaching.
Kevin Miller
Solon, IA

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April 5, 2016
This course was spot on with what I needed to hear, I would recommend it to other coaches. It taught me to trust my instincts and never stop learning from other great coaches.
Jason Pershing
Solon, IA

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April 3, 2016
What was most valuable about this course? First of all awareness - We get so wrapped up in the coaching process, that we sometimes don't see the forest through the trees. Secondly, the development of my transformational coaching purpose statement. Thirdly - strategies for implementation. I would absolutely recommend this to other coaches! I have seen this course change the lives of so many coaches, both young and veteran.
William Rademaker
Rice Lake, WI

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March 19, 2016
I had to introspect and understand my own story in regards to athletics and why I do some of the things I've done. Eye opening for sure! I would recommend to all coaches. If all coaches could move even a little closer to transformational vs. transactional our sports culture would be better off.
Mark Roering
West Des Moines, 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.