Athletic Coaching Minor

Requirements for the Minor in Coaching:

This program is designed for students who seek to coach in youth, recreational, interscholastic, or intercollegiate settings. The minor requires a total of eighteen hours, including PHED 305, 306, 316, 385, and six additional hours in PHED electives taught at or above the 300-level.

305 Coaching Principles (3)

This course is designed to provide students with a basic foundation that is necessary to become successful coaches in any sport.  Specifically, instruction will address content that targets principles related to coaching, behavior, teaching, and management. As such, course materials will focus on domains 1, 4, 5, and 6 of NASPE’s 2006 National Standards for coaches.

306 Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3)

(PR: POI) A course in the organization and administration of physical education and athletics. Instruction focuses on organization patterns, staff relations, budget and finances, facilities and equipment, and other problems confronting coaches and teachers in their respective areas.

310 Health and Physical Activity for the Child (3)

(PR: EDUC 201 or POI) This course provides early childhood and elementary education majors with an opportunity to study the overall development of the child so that they can teach and promote health and physical activity in the schools. The course will offer experiences and instructional practices through observations and teaching of children in preschool through middle school. Curricula areas include health, safety, and physical education. Students will also learn to adapt instructional strategies to meet specific needs of children with disabilities.

312 Coaching of Team Sports: Soccer (3)

Instruction in teaching fundamental techniques and skills involved in offensive and defensive play, game strategy, scouting, and practical field experience.

313 Coaching of Team Sports: Football (3)

Instruction in teaching fundamental techniques and skills involved in offensive and defensive planning, game strategy, organization, scouting, and practical field experience.

314 Coaching of Team Sports: Basketball (3)

Instruction in teaching fundamental techniques and skills involved in offensive and defensive play, game strategy, scouting, and practical court experience.

315 Coaching of Team Sports: Baseball (3)

Instruction in teaching fundamental techniques and skills involved in offensive and defensive play, game strategy, scouting, and practical field experience.

316 Exercise and Sports Physiology (3)

(PR: BIOL 105 and 106) An introductory course focusing on the physiological basis of physical activity and sports with emphasis on exercise physiology, sports physiology, and basic principles of movement. This course is primarily designed for individuals planning a minor in coaching.

317 Coaching of Team Sports: Softball and Volleyball (3)

Instruction in teaching fundamental techniques and skills employed in offensive/defensive play, game strategy, practice organization, scouting, and practical field experiences.

320 Coaching of Team Sports: Lacrosse (3)

This course is designed to examine the techniques, strategies, and tactics of lacrosse. Upon completion of the course, students will have a comprehension of lacrosse and will be able to implement the techniques, strategies, and tactics used to coach this sport.

324 Sport Psychology (3)

(PR: PSYC 201 • XL: PSYC 324) Application of psychological principles to various aspects of sport. Topics include behavioral principles, motor learning, anxiety and arousal, mental preparation, leadership, team cohesion, audience effects, aggression, personality, assessment, gender roles, youth sport, coaching, and exercise psychology.

385 Basic Athletic Training (3)

Theory and practice in keeping the athlete in superior condition. Studies include the use of proper protective equipment; medical research related to athletics; and the prevention, care, and proper rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

390 Advanced Athletic Training (3)

(PR: PHED 385) Course is designed to focus on the more advanced aspects of athletic training. Students will be introduced to specific human anatomy; evaluation processes; modality theories and application; rehabilitation procedures; and advanced taping, splinting, and bracing techniques.

442 Directed Studies (3-6) See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6) See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-9) See Catalog.

448 Research (1-9) See Catalog.

450 Seminar (1-9) See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-9) See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6) See Catalog.