Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Coaching Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

The coaching minor is designed to develop competent and reflective coaches who have the knowledge and skills consistent with National Standards for Sports Coaches. The coaching minor consists of 24 credit hours. The following courses are required:

ES-240 Introduction to Coaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the coaching profession. Examination of areas such as developing an athlete-centered philosophy, teaching positive values and facilitating social and emotional growth through sport, physical training basics, the role of nutrition in athletic performance, accurate information about drugs and supplements, effective communication skills and motivational techniques, organizing practices and creating practice plans, and generating program and coach evaluations.

ES-260 First Aid and Safety

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fundamentals of administering first aid in all its aspects with attention to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on general safety procedures surrounding activities of school, college, and community environments.

ES-325 Principles of Health & Physical Fitness Assessment

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practical experience in evaluation of physical fitness and its application to the implementation of safe and effective exercise training programs.

ES-345 Motor Behavior

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of human movement from the perspectives of motor learning, motor development and motor control. The basic psychological learning principles and theories apply to the acquisition of motor skills and factors which may influence skill learning are identified as is physical growth and development as related to motor performance across the lifespan.

ES-360 Organization and Administration of Health and Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of standards and policies in the organization, supervision and administration of health exercise science and athletics on all school levels and in all phases of the program.

ES-368W Psychological Principles in Physical Education and Sport

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the role psychology plays in physical education and sport settings. Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g., personality, achievement motivation, anxiety) can influence participation in physical activity and motor performance, how the structure of sport and physical education programs influence psychological development, and how teaching mental skills (e.g., arousal regulation, goal setting, visualization) may enhance motor performance in physical education and sport. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW; ENG 110 FILA general education: writing intensive

ES-380 Coaching Methods and Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of teaching sport skills, how to organize and run effective practices, and basic strength and conditioning principles to effectively train student-athletes. Organizational methods, technological considerations, and administrative concerns are also included. Students will also learn the techniques and tactics from basic fundamentals to detailed strategies of a sport as well as gain practical experience with a sport coach. Prerequisite: ES-240

ES-382 Practicum in Coaching

Credits: 2 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Practicum experience within the field of coaching. Students will complete 100 hours of competency-based work in a coaching environment as well as reflect on their experiences as it relates to the knowledge and skill competencies of the National Standards for Sport Coaches. Prerequisites: ES-380 and junior standing or permission of instructor

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This minor may be taken with any major, including health and physical education or health and exercise science.