A coaching minor will provide the fundamental knowledge that is essential for coaching any sport. Successful coaches are not only well versed in technical and tactical skills, but also know how to teach life skills. The intent of this minor is to develop the skills of volunteer youth coaches with the added benefit of certifying them through the American Sport Education Program. This certification will provide an individual the necessary credentials to coach at the middle school and high school levels. The minor will focus on helping coaches develop in the areas of philosophy, physical training, management, communication, motivation and the teaching of sport skills. The quality of all courses in the minor must be C or better.
The requirements for a minor in coaching are:
KIN 202 Individual or Dual Sports
KIN 203 Team Sports
KIN 285 Coaching Theory
KIN 306 Nutrition
KIN 323 Sport and Exercise Psychology
KIN 410 Kinesiology for Physical Education