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Coaching Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 19
The coaching minor develops future coaches by teaching current theories and practices in coaching and with practical experience through the coaching practicum. This helps to prepare students for coaching at the youth, elementary, high school, college, or even professional levels. The minor can be taken by students in any major and has a requirement of 18 credits. Since 1997, Minnesota has not required a teaching or coaching license to coach high school athletics. The coaching minor helps train and develop future coaches in the areas of practice planning, skill development, and coaching strategies in their sport of interest. In addition, it gives those students interested in coaching more marketability for coaching positions. Any student, regardless of major, can earn a coaching minor.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Program Core Requirements
BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 cr)
SRM 2000 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3.0 cr)
SRM 3100 - Psychology of Sport (3.0 cr)
HSCI 3050 - Sport Nutrition (3.0 cr)
SRM 2010 - Topics in Coaching (2.0 cr)
SRM 3020 - Coaching Practicum (1.0 cr)
SRM 3320 - Applied Sports Physiology (3.0 cr)
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BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Key concepts at chemical, cellular, tissue, and organ levels. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Lab. prereq: 1009
SRM 2000 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instruction/practice in fundamental athletic training skills. Historical perspective of athletic training as career. Basic terminology of injuries. Prevention, taping, immediate care. prereq: BIOL 2103
SRM 3100 - Psychology of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, concepts, and interventions related to sport and exercise psychology. Topics covered includes: motivation, team/group dynamics, psychological skills training, psychology of injury, and burnout.
HSCI 3050 - Sport Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nutrition principles applied to fitness/sport. Six nutrients, body composition, training/conditioning, weight maintenance, nutrition in competitive sports. prereq: Biol 1009 or Chem 1001 or HSci 1123
SRM 2010 - Topics in Coaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophies, theories, methods, techniques of coaching different sports.
SRM 3020 - Coaching Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 2010
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply coaching technique in clinical setting. prereq: 2010
SRM 3320 - Applied Sports Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Responses/adaptations of body's physiological systems to physical activity, biochemical foundations of these changes. Techniques and strategies useful for coaches, physical educators, and other exercise scientists in developing training programs beneficial for athletes/clients. prereq: Biol 2103