Coaching Minor

The Coaching minor curriculum, offered by the Department of Education and Wellness, is based on the national coaching standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Competencies are addressed from each of the NASPE domains: Philosophy and Ethics; Safety and Injury Prevention; Physical Conditioning; Growth and Development; Teaching and Communication; Sports Skills and Tactics; Organization and Administration; and Evaluation. The minor prepares future coaches interested in youth sports, community recreation leagues, scholastic sport (elementary through high school) and intercollegiate athletics.

Minor Requirements

Foundational Requirement: 4 sh

Select 4 sh from the following courses: 

PEH 212SPORTS INJURIES CARE AND PREVENTION

2 sh

PEH 125SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING LIFETIME SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 126SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING TEAM SPORTS

2 sh

ESS 101INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE

4 sh

SPT 212CONTEMPORARY SPORT MANAGEMENT

4 sh

Core Requirements: 8 sh

PEH 345PRINCIPLES OF COACHING

4 sh

PEH 363COACHING TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS

4 sh

Electives: 8 sh

Select 8 sh from the following courses:  

PEH 125SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING LIFETIME SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 126SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING TEAM SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 212SPORTS INJURIES CARE AND PREVENTION

2 sh

PEH 310MOTOR LEARNING THEORY FOR TEACHING AND COACHING

4 sh

PEH 324NUTRITION

4 sh

PEH 481INTERNSHIP IN COACHING

2 sh

EDU 211EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

4 sh

SOC 243SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

ESS 215THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING

4 sh

ESS 263NEUROMOTOR CONTROL

4 sh

ESS 321BIOMECHANICS

4 sh

ESS 342SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

ESS 482INTERNSHIP IN EXERCISE SCIENCE

2-4 sh

SPT 232RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT

4 sh

SPT 381INTERNSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

4 sh

SPT 461SPORT LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS

4 sh

  • Up to four independent research credits (499) can be counted toward the accumulation of the 8 sh, but must be preapproved by the coaching minor program coordinator.¬†
  • Two to four internship credits of PEH 481, SPT 381, or ESS 482 may be counted toward the accumulation of the 8 sh, but must be preapproved by the coaching minor program coordinator.


Total Credit Hours: 20

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