Minor in Coaching

The Coaching minor is modeled from the NASPE National Standards for Athletic Coaches which are intended to provide direction for administrators, coaches, athletes and the public regarding the skills and knowledge that coaches should possess. There are a total of 37 standards organized in 8 domains. The domains include: Injury Prevention, Care and Management; Risk Management; Growth, Development and Learning; Training, Conditioning and Nutrition; Social-Psychological Aspects of Coaching; Skills, Tactics and Strategies; Teaching and Administration; and Professional Preparation and Development.

To be eligible for the Coaching minor, candidates must complete 19 credits—12 credits of required courses and 7 credits of elective courses. The candidate must achieve the following in addition to completing the course requirements:

  1. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all required and elective minor courses.

  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the minor.

Required Courses (12 credits):

PE 3303Kinesiology for Teachers and Coaches3
PE 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3
PE 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
PE 4480Coaching Problems3

Elective Courses (7 credits total):

Select four (4) credits:4
Practical Applications of Coaching Baseball and Softball
Practical Applications of Coaching Basketball
Practical Applications of Coaching Football
Practical Applications of Coaching Soccer
Practical Applications of Coaching Tennis
Practical Applications of Coaching Track and Field
Practical Applications of Coaching Volleyball
Practical Applications of Coaching Wrestling
Select three (3) credits:3
Movement Theory and Motor Development
Organization and Administration of Physical Education
Issues in Sport