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Sports Coaching Certificate

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 12
  • Degree: Coaching Certificate Ugrd
The sports coaching certificate offers students the opportunity to study the theoretical and applied nature of coaching through an integrated series of courses, based on national standards. The educational objectives of the certificate in Sports Coaching are for students to acquire knowledge of theoretical foundations of sport coaching and the growth and development of athletes. The psychological, social, biological, and physical aspects of coaching and athletic injury will be addressed throughout the curriculum. Students will also develop a philosophical approach and foundational knowledge that academically prepares them to coach.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission is open to all University students. Automatically enroll students in the minor upon application.
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 earn a C- or better in order for the course to count toward successful completion of the certificate.
Certificate Courses
Students completing the certificate are required to take the courses listed below.
KIN 3114 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3.0 cr)
KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Exercise & Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
KIN 4687 - Principles and Theory of Sports Coaching (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more credits from the list. In addition to the courses below, any program-related course approved by the sports coaching program advisor can be applied.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion (4.0 cr)
· KIN 3132 - Introduction to Motor Development Across the Lifespan (3.0 cr)
· KIN 3136 - Mental Skills Training for Sport (3.0 cr)
· SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport (3.0 cr)
· KIN 4385 - Exercise Physiology (4.0 cr)
· KIN 4741 - Training Theory & Analytics 2 for Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5122 - Applied Exercise Physiology (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5136 - Psychology of Coaching (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5641 - Scientific Theory and Application of Training and Conditioning in Sport (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5723 - Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (3.0 cr)
 
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KIN 3114 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 Exercise & Sport Performance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course prepares students to understand and systematically design training & conditioning programs for health and/or performance. The course addresses general training principles, such as periodization, adaptation, accommodation, specificity, and overload, and explores how an understanding of the 3 energy systems responsible for producing energy for exercise (the aerobic, anaerobic glycolytic, and ATP-PCr systems) can be applied to training and conditioning. Additional topics include the muscular and neuromuscular systems, physiological, and performance adaptations, repeated sprint ability, energy system interaction, measurement and evaluation of fitness, and strategies for maximizing adaptation to training. Students will gain an understanding of physiological adaptations and apply them to improving health and performance in sport and physical fitness. Enforced Prerequisite: Enrolled in Kinesiology Major, Physical Activity and Health Promotion Major, Sports Coaching Minor, Physical Activity and Promotion Minor, Sport and Exercise Science M.Ed, Physical Activity and Health M.Ed, or Integrated Degree Program
KIN 4687 - Principles and Theory of Sports Coaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course introduces students to theoretical and applied aspects of sports coaching. Through active participation students will learn how to create a positive sporting environment by utilizing athlete-centered coaching strategies. Students will also learn how to evaluate and improve their own coaching performance by applying reflective and evaluative skills. Topics covered include coaching, training and management principles, coaching pedagogy, coaching science, planning, skill learning and sports psychology. At the completion of this course student will be more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice and have a foundation of a personal coaching philosophy. In summary, the approach in this course is toward teaching the student the theory, principles, concepts, and practices that can be applied in the dynamic, ever changing, challenging, and rewarding field of coaching.
KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Kinesiology 3027 is a 4-credit introduction to human anatomy with two 50-min lectures and one 100-min lab per week. Upon completing this course, students will be able to use proper anatomical terminology and identify the majority of the human anatomical structures and their functions. The lecture series is organized around an organ systems approach and currently follows the text of Human Anatomy. The lectures are divided into basic anatomy and human development principles and the major anatomical systems: skin, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurological, endocrine, immune, and digestive. Each section proceeds an anatomic description from the microscopic or cellular level to the key features of tissues that aggregate into organ anatomy (bottom up). The kinetic anatomy perspective describes organ systems' dynamic and functional characteristics based on their component organ anatomy and interactions (top-down). The context for course material covered will reflect a kinesiology focus on human movement in exercise and sports. This will better prepare students for graduate school courses in the health sciences, movement sciences, and Athletic Training. In addition, students will be encouraged to learn their anatomy as a health and preventive medicine skill. The laboratory component is divided into two; one identifies cells, tissues, and bones and the different bone parts. These activities are performed in the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory (HPTL) in Mariucci Arena 141. Laboratory activities include using light microscopes to identify cells and tissues and working with individual bones and intact skeletons. The second component is the cadaver lab at the Anatomy Bequest Program. Students will have the opportunity to visualize and identify anatomical structures in cadavers and cadavers specimens during these labs. The cadaver labs provide students with the three-dimensional organization of the human anatomy and the association with neighboring anatomical structures. The instructors will demonstrate the functional anatomical aspects and clinical anatomical correlations. Students are able to further complement their understanding of human anatomy by using anatomy and physiology virtual labs.
KIN 3132 - Introduction to Motor Development Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developmental aspects of human movement behavior/learning. Life span change of motor skills. prereq: Kin major or instr consent
KIN 3136 - Mental Skills Training for Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic 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.
SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to the various aspects of organization, management, and administration within the sport industry. Students will have the opportunity to hear, learn, and share viewpoints as they relate to sport management through lectures, discussions on current events, and case study analysis. prereq: SMGT major or SMGT minor or CEHD IDP or instructor consent, and 45 credits completed or in progress.
KIN 4385 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Information and learning experiences presented in this class will cover specific areas within the discipline of Exercise Physiology. This course is designed for the advanced undergraduate student in Kinesiology, as well as advanced students in such complementary areas as public health, nutrition, physiology, biology, biochemistry, or any sport? related areas. It creates a great opportunity to combine the science of biological, biochemistry, physics and physiology with the study of health, fitness, wellness, human performance, and sport. Emphasis is placed on basic human physiological systems and the responses of those systems to the challenge of physical activity: from moderate to extreme intensities. The biochemical bases of these responses will be presented. Historical, psychological, sociological, and philosophical implications of these topics will be integrated into many of the lecture/discussions. In addition to lecture information, students will be provided a "hands on", small group laboratory experience that is carefully orchestrated to track lecture material and presentations. prereq: KIN 3385 or PHSL 3051 and Kinesiology Major or Physical Activity and Health Promotion Major
KIN 4741 - Training Theory & Analytics 2 for Sport Performance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course prepares students to systematically design training & conditioning programs for performance, specific to speed, power, reaction & agility. This course utilizes periodization models with expected physiological & neuromuscular adaptations to maximize human performance in sport, dance, public safety and military elites. prereq: KIN 4641, [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
KIN 5122 - Applied Exercise Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Mechanisms of cardiorespiratory and muscular responses to exercise; application of exercise physiology to assessment of work capacity, athletic conditioning, and requirements of human powered vehicles; low to moderate exercise as an intervention in lowering risk for common health problems. prereq: 4385 or equiv or instr consent
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 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for students interested in nutrition as it relates to health, exercise and athletic training. Evidenced based information is used to apply current nutrition concepts to improve health, physical and athletic performance. Case studies as well as personal data are employed throughout course to support concepts of lecture.
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 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 5641 - Scientific Theory and Application of Training and Conditioning in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4385 or SPST 3641 or SPST 4641 or exercise physiology course or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current scientific literature on physiological adaptation through training/conditioning for sport. Applying methods in research journals to improve physiological adaptation through training/conditioning with sport specificity. prereq: 4385 or SPST 3641 or SPST 4641 or exercise physiology course or instr consent
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