Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Kinesiology

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Coaching

The Minor in Coaching 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.  The Department of Kinesiology administers the minor.

The educational objectives of the Minor in Coaching are for students to acquire:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the growth and development of athletes.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the medical, legal, psychological, social, biological, physical, theoretical, and technical aspects of coaching.
  3. Practical experience in coaching.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Coaching

The student must complete:

               
1. All of the following courses (17 credits):  
  KIN 173 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
  KIN 345 Sport and Exercise Psychology (W) 3
  KIN 360 Physical Growth and Motor Behavior 3
  KIN 400 Principles of Coaching I 4
  KIN 401 Principles of Coaching II 4
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
  KIN 216 Applied Human Anatomy 3
3. One of the following courses (2 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 and Fitness 2
  KIN 490 Independent Study 2
  KIN 494 Fieldwork 2
  To be counted toward the requirements for the Minor in Coaching, the content of Kinesiology 490 must focus on coaching.  An academic advisor in the Department of Kinesiology must approve in writing the content of this course before the student enrolls in the course.  
4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification.
Students must obtain these two certifications through a reputable source for CPR and first aid. Reputable sources include but are not limited to the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the National Safety Council. The certification must be current at the time of the student's date of graduation. These certifications involve additional costs to the student.