Degree Type Offered: Minor
ES-240 Introduction to Coaching
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
ES-260 First Aid and Safety
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
Practical experience in evaluation of physical
fitness and its application to the implementation
of safe and effective exercise training programs.
ES-345 Motor Behavior
Term Offered: Fall Only
Examination of human movement from the
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
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
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
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.
ES-382 Practicum in Coaching
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
ES activity course
This minor may be taken with any major, including health and physical education or health and exercise science.