Coaching Minor

Students interested in coaching in schools, youth organizations or recreation departments will find the 21 credit coaching minor will enhance their employability. Students completing the coaching minor will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge related to:

  1. Injury prevention, care and management
  2. Risk management
  3. Growth, development and learning
  4. Training, conditioning and nutrition
  5. Social/psychological aspects of coaching
  6. Sport specific skills, tactics and strategies
  7. Teaching/coaching and continued professional development
  8. Administration

Students interested in coaching in schools, youth organizations or recreation departments will find that the coaching minor enhances their employability. More athletic/recreation programs are requiring coaches to be certified, have exceptional playing experience, or have a minor in coaching. With an approved teacher education program, students will be able to teach and coach in schools.

Program Requirements

KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
KIN-340ADVANCED COACHING THEORY2.00
KIN-352YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION3.00
KIN-410SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY3.00
KIN-425ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
KIN-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY2.00
Select at least 2 credits from the following:2.00-3.00
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING BASKETBALL
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING BASEBALL
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING TRACK AND FIELD
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING FOOTBALL
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING VOLLEYBALL
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING SOCCER
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING TENNIS AND GOLF
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF COACHING WRESTLING
STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Total Credits21.00-22.00