The Department of Kinesiology is committed to the education and development of amateur sport coaches who can lead a positive and quality athletic experience. The sport coaching minor prepares future coaches to make sound decisions in the development, implementation, and evaluation of sport programs commensurate with their competitive level. The curriculum consists of theoretical and practical experiences from a variety of disciplines, providing candidates the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully guide athletes and programs.
The sport coaching minor prepares students for the coaching profession on the youth recreational, interscholastic and intercollegiate level by aligning with the national standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education at Level 3, intermediate coach. Evidence of current CPR/first aid certification must be presented prior to beginning the coaching practicum. To enroll in the EXSS 497 - Practicum in Sport Coaching (3 credits), all minor courses must be successfully completed with a minimum of a ‘C’ or better.
To successfully complete the sport coaching minor, students must:
Complete the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Coaching Principles course and earn ASEP certification 80 percent and above (part of EXSS 497).
Earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each of the courses required in the minor.
Provide evidence of current CPR/first aid certification (part of EXSS 330), which is a prerequisite to EXSS 497.
Provide evidence of professional coaching dispositions that align with effective coaching practices (part of EXSS 497).