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Sport Coaching Minor

18 credits
Coaches have an exceptional opportunity to exert a strong positive influence on players and to that end the minor will adhere to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) coaching standards that emphasize ethics, safety, team play and leadership. Courses will also address the need for coaches to produce the safest environment for players and others and to avoid litigation by adhering to the objectives of the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS).

Required Courses:

PE 175                         Principles of Coaching 3 credits
PE 220                         Survey of Athletic Training* 3 credits

Elective Courses:

HC 228             Health Ethics 3 credits
HE 120             Health and Nutrition 3 credits
HE 285             Drugs and Society 3 credits
PE/SO 190       Sport and Society 3 credits
PE 210             Foundations of Strength and Conditioning 3 credits
PE 240             Athletic Programs 3 credits
PE/HE 260        First Aid: Advanced Theory and Skills 3 credits
PE 420             Practicum in Health/Fitness 3 credits

*prerequisites: BI 161 Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits, and either HE 170 Humans in Motion, 3 credits, or BI 271 Basic Kinesiology, 3 credits.

A minimum grade of 2.0 must be earned in required and elective courses. Prerequisites must average a minimum of 2.0.

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