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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.

Students wishing to add the Coaching Minor should discuss their intentions with their major academic advisor. 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.

Once completed forms are approved, 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 Justin Wolfe, Undergraduate Kinesiology Advisor.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK:

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1. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING - 20 credits

Course Number Title Credits
KIN 173 Foundations in Kinesiology 3
KIN 216 Applied Human Anatomy   3
  or ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy  
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

2. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES – 2 credits

Course Number Title Credits
KIN 300A Coaching Baseball 2
KIN 300C Coaching Soccer 2
KIN 300D Coaching Basketball 2
KIN 300E Coaching Football 2
KIN 402 Coaching for Strength & Conditioning 2
KIN 490 Independent Study - Content must focus on coaching 2
KIN 494 Fieldwork - Experience must focus on coaching 2

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 REQUIRED FOR MINOR COMPLETION:                                               22-25