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Coaching Minor

The Coaching Minor is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to coach effectively and safely in school, community-youth, and adult sports programs. Enrollment in the minor is available to all undergraduates.

The educational objectives of the coaching minor are for students to acquire:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the growth and development of athletes,
  • Knowledge and understanding of the medical, legal, psychological, social, biological, physical, theoretical, and technical aspects of coaching, and
  • A practical coaching experience.

Adding the Coaching Minor requires approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program. Students wishing to take advantage of the Coaching Minor should discuss their intentions with their major academic adviser. Completion of the minor will appear on the student’s transcript.

If students are unable to complete the minor or do not have time to add it before graduating, the Department of Kinesiology's Youth Sports Institute offers an online Sport Coaching and Leadership Graduate Certificate, as well as a Master of Science degree in Sport Coaching/Leadership.

TO ADD THE MINOR and ensure it appears on the transcript, students must complete the Addition of Coaching Minor form no later than the semester BEFORE graduation. Required course work does not have to be completed prior to adding the minor to the academic record. Completed forms will be approved, and the minor will be posted to the student record. Students can check StuInfo to verify addition of the minor code. An advising appointment is not necessary. For questions, email Mike Haslett, Undergraduate Kinesiology Advisor.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK:

Click here for worksheet to track completion of requirements.

1. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING

Course Number Title Credits
KIN 173 Foundations in Kinesiology 3
       
KIN 216 Applied Human Anatomy   3
or      
ANTR 350   Human Gross Anatomy          3
KIN 345 Sport & Exercise Psychology  3
KIN 360 Physical Growth & Motor Development 3
KIN 400 Principles of Coaching I                                      4
KIN 401 Principles of Coaching II   4
TOTAL
20

2. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES – 2 credits

Course Number Title Credits

KIN

KIN

300A

300C

Coaching Baseball

Coaching Soccer

2

2

KIN 300D Coaching Basketball 2
KIN 300E Coaching Football 2
KIN 402 Coaching for Strength & Conditioning 2
KIN 490 Independent Study* 2
KIN 494 Fieldwork* 2
*Content of KIN 490/494 must focus on coaching  
 

 

 

3. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

These two certifications must be earned through a reputable source for CPR and First Aid training. Certification must be current at the time of graduation. KIN125 (3 credits) will also satisfy this requirement.

TOTAL CREDITS:     22-25