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Sports Coaching Minor

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The sports coaching minor offers an in-depth study of the theoretical and applied nature of coaching through an integrated series of courses, based on National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) national standards. The educational objectives of the Minor in Sports Coaching are for students to acquire: - Knowledge of theoretical foundations of sport coaching. - Knowledge and understanding of the growth and development of athletes. - Knowledge and understanding of the psychological, social, biological, and physical aspects of coaching. - Understand athletic injury prevention and care. - Develop a coaching philosophy.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Admission is open to all University students. Students must earn a C- or better in order for the course to count toward successful completion of the degree.
Minor Courses
Students completing the minor are required to take the courses listed below.
Current First Aid, CPR and AED Certification through national certification agency
Core Requirements
The following 3 courses are required to complete the minor.
KIN 4687 - Principles and Theory of Sports Coaching (3.0 cr)
KIN 3114 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3.0 cr)
KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 6 or more credits from the list. In addition to the courses below, any program-related course approved by the sport coaching program adviser can be applied toward this minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students (3.0 cr)
· KIN 3132 - Introduction to Motor Development Across the Lifespan (3.0 cr)
· KIN 3136 - Mental Skills Training for Sport (3.0 cr)
· KIN 4385 - Exercise Physiology (4.0 cr)
· SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport (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 5375 - Youth Sport Science (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 4687 - Principles and Theory of Sports Coaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 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 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to human anatomy. Emphasizes musculoskeletal anatomy germane to athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning/development.
KIN 3132 - Introduction to Motor Development Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
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: 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 4385 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Effects of exercise on physiological systems of human body. Energy/nutritional requirements of exercise, exercise prescription, athletic conditioning, ergogenic aids, exercise in environmental extremes, gender/heritability factors related to adaptation to training. prereq: [[3385 or PHSL 3051, or equiv], kin major] 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 & Summer
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 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: 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 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