Independent Studies

Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education offers a variety of independent study graduate-level courses to help meet the ever-increasing demand for professional growth for K-14 educators. Our standards-based courses provide relevant, practical information, and are conveniently delivered in both online and correspondence formats. They may be taken any place and anytime! Are you interested in ACSI approved education and content courses?

ACSI Education and Content Approved Courses

ACSI Christian Philosophy of Education (CPoE) Approved Course

For more information about independent study courses, click on the Show more about Independent Studies link below.

Continuing Education seeks to:

  • Integrate theory and practice through innovative strategies
  • Encourage professionals in informed reflection on values
  • Inspire the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior in the pursuit of excellence
  • Bring transformation to society

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If you have a question you need answered contact us at prof.dev@fresno.edu | 800-372-5505

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (Pacific time)

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  • ART-900
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Experience exciting and unusual approaches to drawing loaded with opportunities for critical thinking and problem-solving. You will love...
  • ART-901
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Create 14 fabulous bulletin boards and room decorations, and learn four simple approaches to unique bulletin board lettering. Though...
  • ART-902
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Experience the fun of working with a variety of commonly available papers in exciting and surprising new ways! You'll see many ...
  • ART-903
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Help your students develop creative skills, appreciate the artistic work and efforts of others, and recognize the importance of their ...
  • ART-904
    3 Credits
    $445
    Correspondence
    Discover how easy and powerful art education can be. These lessons are easy to follow, easy to integrate with other subjects, and are ...
  • ART-905
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    Take your students on an artistic adventure into the world of watercolor sketching on location. Learn techniques of seeing and capturing...
  • ATH-900
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn and apply successful principles and ideas for athletic fundraising and promotions for all ages. Be provided with a large number of...
  • ATH-901
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Any coach or athlete who achieves success in the arena of competitive sport does so because of a level of mastery in the mental aspects of...
  • ATH-903
    3 Credits
    $450
    Correspondence
    Be provided with a systematic overview of the elements of leadership and the development of team cohesion within an athletic context....
  • ATH-904
    3 Credits
    $440
    Correspondence
    Think about the various elements of successful coaching beyond simply the skill requirements of the respective sport. The coaching...
  • ATH-904A
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Be introduced to the principles of coaching that are applicable across sports. The course is based on knowledge from the sport sciences...
  • ATH-905
    3 Credits
    $450
    Correspondence
    Think about the effects of athletic competition on the moral reasoning processes of the athlete with which he/she is entrusted to work....
  • ATH-907
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Examine the issues and facts that surround the usages of performance-enhancing supplements typically encountered by the coach in our ...
  • ATH-908
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Examine gender differences and stereotypes of the female athlete in our competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC)...
  • ATH-909
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    Many athletes and coaches believe the myth that 'speed is a gift you're either born with or without.' They don't realize that there are ...
  • ATH-910
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    This course is designed to explore the relationship between strength training and athletic performance. Participants will learn how to...
  • ATH-911
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    Excelling in any sport requires the athlete to achieve and maintain high-level conditioning without overtraining. All athletes need...
  • ATH-912
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    Flexibility is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, and reducing the risk of injury. Learn why ...
  • ATH-913
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually...
  • ATH-914
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    Proper nutrition is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, reducing their risk of injury, and...
  • ATH-915
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    Maximize the muscular strength and power of student-athletes by applying the latest breakthroughs in scientific research to your advanced...
  • ATH-916
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    Periodization training is a year-round conditioning program structured into phases to meet sport-specific goals. By varying the timing ...
  • ATH-917
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    Optimal power is the combination of speed and strength and can be the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Learn all the...
  • ATH-918
    3 Credits
    $400
    Correspondence
    The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if the body's engine is properly fueled and ready to operate...
  • ATH-920
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of basketball. An important focus is on skill demonstration and error detection as...
  • ATH-923
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Fulfill the role of a competent first responder to athletic injuries and illness as you are introduced to sports first aid injury...
  • ATH-925
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Learn the fundamentals of coaching the various events in track and field. Perform a detailed study on an event category of your choosing...
  • ATH-926
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Enhance your knowledge base related to coaching cross country at the middle school level and above. Course objectives are modeled after ...
  • ATH-927
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover fundamental and advanced principles in a format that is appropriate for all levels of swimmers, from the beginner to the most...
  • ATH-929
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Be introduced to sport concussions: brain anatomy; causes of concussions; what happens to the brain when someone sustains a concussion;...
  • ATH-930
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    What keeps people persisting after they've experienced failure? Explore real-life activities that create a strong peak performance mindset...
  • ATH-931
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover the purposes and methods of using various taping techniques to support and protect injuries to bones, ligaments, tendons,...
  • ATH-932
    3 Credits
    $405
    Online
    The concept of interval training has exploded in recent years with the popularity of CrossFit, P90X, and other high-intensity training...
  • ATH-933
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    It has been said that to be an excellent coach, one has to be an excellent teacher. Learn to teach tactical and technical skills baseball...
  • ATH-934
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    It has been said that to be an excellent coach, one has to be an excellent teacher. Learn to teach tactical and technical skills football...
  • ATH-935
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Train smarter, not harder. That's the ultimate goal of Endurance Training for Sports. This course is designed for sports coaches and...
  • ATH-936
    2 - 3 Credits
    $335 - $460
    Online
    Sports Biomechanics is an introductory course designed to introduce physical educators and coaches to the basic principles of biomechanics...
  • ATH-937
    1 - 2 Credits
    $210 - $335
    Online
    You Win in the Locker Room draws on the extraordinary experiences of coaches and consultants at the professional and college level. It...
  • BIB-900
    3 Credits
    $420
    Online
    The Old Testament Tabernacle was an icon of sorts for the children of Israel. This K-12 online methods course is designed for Christian...
  • BIB-901
    3 Credits
    $440
    Online
    This K - 12 online methods course is designed for Christian school educators, Sunday School teachers, and those interested in exploring...
  • BIB-902
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Obtain an overview of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Examine the composition of the biblical documents, and discover an...
  • BIB-903
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover the main approaches used to explain and defend the Christian faith. Evidences supporting the veracity of Christian claims are...
  • BIB-905
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Regarded as Paul's magnum opus, this expository study emphasizes its contribution to key theological doctrines and applications. Paul's ...
  • ECE-900
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    What does it mean to be a practicing early childhood professional today?  Make connections between the many California Department of ...
  • ECE-901
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover ways to utilize authentic and appropriate assessment tools used to assess the development of young children using observation....
  • ECE-902
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Explore the current research on the importance of social and emotional development in young children. Design classroom application...
  • ECE-903
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover how to meet the needs of all children in your classroom by implementing a differentiated curriculum.  Include teaching strategies...
  • ECE-904
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover how to plan and implement curriculum in a classroom that addresses the needs of all children. A focus on autism is included. ...
  • ECE-905
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    Discover how to plan and implement teaching strategies and content in the area of science into the early childhood curriculum.  Explore...
  • ECE-906
    3 Credits
    $460
    Online
    English language arts and literacy are important in the Common Core Standards, and this course will help you understand the Core standards...

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