Advanced Coaching Diploma

The ACD contribues to competition-development advanced gradation (CDAG) training at the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

*Activities offered in French only

IMPORTANT DATES

March 8, 2017: Application deadline

May 16, 2017: Program starts for the class of 2017

Provisional calendar

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the Advanced Coaching Diploma program at INS Québec – Montréal, coaches must possess one of the three prerequisite qualifications indicated in the ACD prerequisite qualifications table.

TARGET COACHES

The Advanced Coaching Diploma program predominantly targets coaches working with “Train to train” and “Train to Compete” athletes. They include:

  • Canada Games and provincial team head coaches;
  • Personal coaches of pre-carded, provincially carded, and developmental carded athletes;
  • Club coaches of highly ranked clubs and self-made/entrepreneurial coaches;
  • Post-secondary coaches (CIS, NCAA, CCAA);
  • NSO-identified coaches with potential to develop into coaches of high performance athletes;
  • National Training Centre coaches and assistant coaches.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

When applying, coaches must include the following material:

  • a letter outlining the reasons why they are interested in the program, as well as their personal ambitions in the sports world;
  • an up-to-date CV summarizing their coaching experience and achievements, an official document listing academic results and a brief description of their current professional involvement in coaching;
  • two letters of recommendation: one from their national sport organization AND one from their provincial sport organization;
    the appropriate form. When filling out the form, please note that you must have electronic versions of all your documents on hand as your session cannot be saved.

Only complete applications will be considered. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, and a criminal record check will be carried out at INS Québec’s expense.

Successful candidates must sign a memorandum of understanding between themselves and the INS Québec training department ratifying the conditions of the Advanced Coaching Diploma program and the financial support program.

TUITION FEES AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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Tuition for the full diploma program is $3,500. Grants or bursaries may be available to qualifying coaches.

Table of pre-requisite qualifications

View the table or pre-requisites

Tuition fee

Tuition for the full diploma program is $3,500, if completed in the usual time. Payment is due at the start of the program. When signing the agreement letter for admission, coaches may grant the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) permission to deduct the tuition fee from their bursary. Candidates who extend their training must pay an extra $550 for each additional year.

Table of fees related to the ACD program.

Types of fees Canadian and permanent resident applicant
Application  n/a
Tuition  3500 $
Resumption/Extension  550 $/year

Table of fees applicable for “à la carte” candidates

Types of fees Canadian and permanent resident applicant
Per module (including exam)  300$
Mid-term exam  300 $
Final exam  500 $
Tuition fees per module / per mid-term and final exam  50 $
Level 4 challenge exam  1 500 $

Financial support

Depending on their financial means, INS Québec will be able to provide financial support to certain candidates residing (proof of residence may be required) more than 200 km from the Olympic Stadium so as to reimburse part of their travel expenses.
Eligible coaches will be determined after all candidate applications have been assessed (for those who have paid the application fee).
Applicable for certain training blocks only.

List of resource people

The Institut national du sport du Québec counts on resource people who are recognized as being among the top sports science specialists in their field.

List of resource people

Nicolas Berryman
  • Exercise physiologist at INS Québec
  • Education
    • Doctoral student in human kinetics – Université de Montréal
    • M.Sc. in human kinetics – Université de Montréal
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical education and health – Université de Montréal
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Energy systems / Environmental factors / Recovery and regeneration / Identifying talent / Strength training
Richard Chouinard
  • Head of practical training in Université Laval’s Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Medicine and specialist in sports training
  • Long-distance running coach at Université Laval
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in teaching physical education – Université Laval
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Planning and periodization of training
Ariane Crépeau Rousseau
  • Research Officer in the laboratory of movement analysis of Université de Montréal
  • Kinesiologist and physical trainer
  • Education
    • M.Sc.in human kinetics (biomechanics) – Université de Montréal
    • B.Sc. in kinesiology – Université de Montréal
    • Microprogram in postsecondary teaching – Université de Montréal
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Performance analysis and biomechanics
Vicky Drapeau
  • Assistant professor, Department of Physical Education -Université Laval
  • Nutritionist – Clinique équilibre santé, PEPS, Université Laval.
  • Education
    • Ph.D. In kinesiology – Université Laval
    • Master’s degree in kinesiology – Université Laval
    • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition – Université Laval
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Nutrition
Martin Fréchette
  • Dietitian – sports nutritionist recognized by the INS and Excellence sportive Sherbrooke
  • Education
    • Master’s degree in nutrition – Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
    • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition – Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Nutrition
Marielle Ledoux
  • Professor and Director of the Nutrition Department, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal.
  • Education
    • Ph.D. In nutrition – McGill University
    • M.Sc. In exercise physiology – Université de Montréal
    • B.Sc. In physical education – Université de Sherbrooke
    • B.Sc. in nutrition – Université Laval
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Nutrition
Myriam Paquette
  • Lecturer at the Department of physical education of Université Laval
  • Physical trainer and consultant in sports science
  • Core expertise in endurance sports
  • Education
    • M.Sc. in kinesiology (exercise physiology) – Université Laval (summer 2014)
    • B.Sc. in kinesiology – Université Laval (2012)
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Planning and periodization of training
Sacha Stoloff
  • Lecturer in physical and health education and in kinesiology – sports training stream – Université de Sherbrooke
  • Trainer in pedagogical intervention in physical activity
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in education – pedagogical intervention in physical education stream – Université de Sherbrooke
    • DEA (advanced diploma) in pedagogical intervention in physical activity
    • Master’s degree in anthropokinetics
    • Teaching and motricity certificate
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Intervention and communication / Leadership and ethics
Maxime Trempe
  • Assistant Professor, Sports studies, Bishop’s University
  • Master Learning-Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification program, Competition-Development stream
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in human kinetics (movement control and learning) – Université de Montréal
    • B.Sc. in kinesiology – Université de Montréal
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Movement learning
Olivier Trudel
  • Head coach, women’s volleyball – Université de Montréal
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in human kinetics – Université de Montréal
    • Master’s degree in education science – Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology – University of Ottawa
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Intervention and communication / Leadership and ethics / mental preparation for athletes and coaches
Raymond Veillette
  • Fitness coach for the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team
  • Fitness coach accredited by the INS and the CSHNQ
  • Teaching assistant for the diploma in kinesiology and the diploma in physical education at the Université Laval
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical activity – Université Laval
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical education – Université Laval
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Strength training
Cory Kennedy
  • Fitness coach supervisor at INS Québec
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Strength training
Antoine Vallières
  • Director and head coach at Impulsion trampoline club
  • Chartered professional accountant – certified management accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • Expert coach identified by Gymnastique Québec
  • Member of the trampoline sports technical commission (Gymnastique Québec – 2008-2015)
  • NCCP certified in trampoline, levels 1-2-3
  • Co-author of Gymnastique Québec’s Défi – Trampoline program
  • Education
    • Institut national du sport (Advanced Coaching Diploma)
    • Level 4 trampoline
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    • Strategic leadership program, Ordre des comptables en management accrédités (CMA)
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Leadership and ethics / Preparing for training and competition
Véronique Richard
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
    • Mental preparation for athletes and coaches
Véronique Carmel
  • INS Québec Physiotherapist
  • Area of teaching for the NCI diploma
  • Injury prevention

Training team

formation@insquebec.org

Phone: (514) 255-1000 ext. 256