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 proposed coursework lays a theoretical and practical framework for students interested in coaching.

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

Coaching Minor Requirements

SML 565Principles of Coaching4
SML 765Advanced Topics in Coaching4
SML 650DInternship in Coaching2-4
Select a minimum of two of the following courses:4
SML 565AClinical Practice in Coaching2
SML 521Theory of Coaching Basketball2
SML 522Theory of Coaching Football2
SML 523Theory of Coaching Ice Hockey2
SML 525Theory of Coaching Soccer2
SML 528Theory of Coaching Track and Field2
Select at least one of the following:4
KIN 505Activity, Injuries and Disease4
EXSC 527Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness4
SML 560Sport Psychology4
RMP 560Recreational Sport Management4
SML 562Sport Media Relations4
HPE 675Motor Development and Learning4
SML 740Athletic Administration4
SML 780Psychological Factors in Sport4

Students will not be permitted to enroll in SML 650D Internship in Coaching, until they have completed 10 Credits toward the minor to include:  SML 565 Principles of Coaching; and one of the applicable courses/electives and at least one theory/practical coaching class.

To graduate with a coaching minor, individuals must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses associated with the minor.

Sport Management Leadership/Sport Studies majors are not permitted to minor in coaching.