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 2120SPORTS INJURIES CARE AND PREVENTION

2 sh

PEH 1250SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING LIFETIME SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 1260SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING TEAM SPORTS

2 sh

ESS 1110INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE

4 sh

SPT 212CONTEMPORARY SPORT MANAGEMENT

4 sh

  • Students electing to take the 2 sh courses MUST take PEH 212 and either PEH 125 or PEH 126.   

Core Requirements: 8 sh

PEH 3450PRINCIPLES OF COACHING

4 sh

PEH 3630COACHING TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS

4 sh

Electives: 8 sh

Select 8 sh from the following courses:  

PEH 1250SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING LIFETIME SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 1260SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING TEAM SPORTS

2 sh

PEH 2120SPORTS INJURIES CARE AND PREVENTION

2 sh

PEH 3100MOTOR LEARNING THEORY FOR TEACHING AND COACHING

4 sh

PEH 3240NUTRITION

4 sh

PEH 4985INTERNSHIP IN COACHING

2 sh

EDU 2110EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

4 sh

SOC 2430SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

ESS 2215THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING

4 sh

ESS 2160NEUROMOTOR CONTROL

4 sh

ESS 3110BIOMECHANICS

4 sh

ESS 3134SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

ESS 4985INTERNSHIP 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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