Coaching Minor

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The Department of Kinesiology offers a coaching minor. The coaching minor is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students interested in coaching at the youth, high school, or college levels with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competence in coaching. The minor consists of courses offered by several options within the Department of Kinesiology and recreation management and policy. The coursework lays a theoretical and practical framework for students interested in coaching.

Admission to the minor is based on successful completion of KIN 565 Principles of Coaching (grade of C or better), and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Coaching Minor Requirements

KIN 565Principles of Coaching4
KIN 505Activity, Injuries and Disease4
KIN 650DInternship in Coaching (one 4-credit internship or two 2-credit internships)4
Select a minimum of two of the following courses:4
Theory of Coaching Basketball
Theory of Coaching Football
Theory of Coaching Hockey
Theory of Coaching Soccer
Theory of Coaching Track and Field
Select at least one of the following:4
Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness
Sport Psychology
Recreational Sport Management
Sports Media Relations
Motor Development and Learning
Athletic Administration
Advanced Topics in Coaching
Psychological Factors in Sport
Total Credits20

Students will not be permitted to enroll in KIN 650D Internship in Coaching, until them have completed KIN 565 Principles of Coaching; KIN 505 Activity, Injuries and Disease and at least one theory of coaching class.

To graduate with a coaching minor, individuals must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses associated with the minor (not including KIN 565 Principles of Coaching, which will require a C or better).

Individuals will not be permitted to count coaching minor classes toward their major regardless of the major/degree program.