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Coaching Certificate

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 17
  • There is a student coaching experience that takes place at selected high schools, primarily in the greater Twin Cities area.
  • Degree: Coaching Certificate Ugrd
The certificate in coaching provides a coordinated, meaningful, and functional framework from which future coaches can launch their coaching careers. Offered by the School of Kinesiology (KIN) in the College of Education & Human Development (CEHD), the program is designed to exceed requirements for high school coaches. The program offers an integrated series of courses that prepares undergraduate or graduate students to: Develop proficiency in sport specific technical, tactical, and competency. Understand athletic injury prevention and care. Design sport-specific practice sessions that are safe and age-appropriate for athletes of varied abilities. Properly apply the training principles of specificity, frequency, duration, and intensity specific to their sport. Organize and integrate physical, social, and mental skills development into sports programs. Develop a coaching philosophy. Discuss the role and responsibility of coaching in society. Articulate and understand basic legal liability and risk management issues in coaching. Understand the governing bodies of sport competition within the local administrative units.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Admission is open to all University students. A Coaching Program Application Form must be submitted. Students must also maintain a 2.50 GPA in courses submitted for the completion of the coaching certificate.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA in courses submitted for the completion of the coaching certificate.
Certificate Courses
Students completing the certificate are required to take the courses listed below.
Current CPR and AED Certification through national certification agency
KIN 3114 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3.0 cr)
KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
KIN 4697 - Student Coaching and Seminar (3.0 cr)
Organization and Management
KIN 3143 - Organization and Administration of Sport (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5725 - Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sport (3.0 cr)
or SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport (3.0 cr)
Sport Psychology-Sociology
One course required. If taking KIN 5720, it should be a 3 credit offering approved in consultation with the program coordinator.
KIN 3136 - Mental Skills Training for Sport (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5136 - Psychology of Coaching (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5375 - Youth Sport Science (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5723 - Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology (2.0-4.0 cr)
Coaching Theory
One coaching theory course required. Please note: If coaching specialization course is not listed, alternatives can be made with the coaching program director.
KIN 3168 - Soccer Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3169 - Volleyball Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3171 - Baseball Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3172 - Basketball Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3173 - Football Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3178 - Tennis Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
or KIN 3179 - Track and Field Coaching Theory and Skill Development (2.0 cr)
 
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KIN 3114 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611 or equiv], [CEHD student or #]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles in athletic training for prevention/care of injury. Taping/bracing techniques. Lab. prereq: [3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611 or equiv], [CEHD student or instr consent]
KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [KIN 4385 or exercise physiology course], [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Course prepares students to systematically design training & conditioning programs for performance, specific to conditioning within aerobic and anaerobic demands. This course utilizes mathematical models with physiological adaptations to maximize performance in sport, dance, public safety and military elites. prereq: [KIN 4385 or exercise physiology course], [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
KIN 4697 - Student Coaching and Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01333
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Student coaching practicum under supervision of mentor. Seminar classes. Development of integrative project. prereq: [Coaching minor or certificate] student, GPA of at least 2.50
KIN 3143 - Organization and Administration of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How to organize/administer sports/activities. Practice/class organization, meet/game organization, facility/equipment needs, finances. prereq: Kin major or instr consent
KIN 5725 - Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Comprehensive analysis of organization and management of physical education and sport in educational settings. Focus on management and planning processes, management skills, functions, roles, decision making, leadership, shared systems, and organizational motivation. For physical education teachers, coaches, community sport administrators. prereq: Grad/initial licensure or instr consent
SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles, policies, and procedures in administration and management of sports programs at interscholastic/intercollegiate levels.
KIN 3136 - Mental Skills Training for Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experientially-based course. Using mental skills training strategies (e.g., imagery, goal setting, relaxation, cognitive restructuring, motivation) for enhancing sport performance and personal growth of athletes.
KIN 5136 - Psychology of Coaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Psychological dimensions of coaching across age levels, including coaching philosophy, leadership, communication skills, motivation, and mental skills training for performance enhancement.
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
KIN 5375 - Youth Sport Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cognitive, behavioral, and biological factors having important implications for competitive sport participants from early childhood through high school age. Emphasis on translating sport science research into practical implications for youth sport coaches, teachers, and administrators.
KIN 5723 - Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Psychosocial bases of risk factors preceding sport injury, responses to the occurrence of sport injury, and the rehabilitation process. Lecture, discussion, guest lecture, interviews, and presentation experience. prereq: Intro psych course
KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues in the broad field and subfields in kinesiology, or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular offerings.
KIN 3168 - Soccer Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach soccer. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3169 - Volleyball Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach volleyball. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3171 - Baseball Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach baseball. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3172 - Basketball Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach basketball. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3173 - Football Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach football. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3178 - Tennis Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach tennis. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes
KIN 3179 - Track and Field Coaching Theory and Skill Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Coaching theory and skill development necessary to coach track and field. prereq: [Enrolled in coaching program or KIN major or instr consent], skills sufficient for participating in drills/game/match/contest for demonstration/teaching purposes