ACADEMICS

  • Sport Coaching

    The physical education program offers minors in Sport Coaching and Health Fitness and a wide variety of activities including basketball, dance, fitness, golf, sailing, self
    defense, stress management, tennis, volleyball, weight training, yoga, and individual, dual, and team sports.

    Sport Coaching Minor: 18 credits
    Coaches have an exceptional opportunity to exert a strong positive influence on players and to that end the minor adheres to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) coaching standards that emphasize ethics, safety, team play and leadership. Courses also address the need for coaches to produce the safest environment for players and others and to avoid litigation by adhering to the objectives of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

    Required Courses:

    • PE 175 Principles of Coaching (3 credits)
    • PE 220 Survey of Athletic Training* (3 credits)

    Elective Courses:

    • HC 228 Health Ethics (3 credits)
    • HE 120 Health and Nutrition* (3 credits)
    • HE 285 Drugs and Society* (3 credits)
    • PE/SO 190 Sport and Society (3 credits)
    • PE 210 Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
    • PE 240 Athletic Programs (3 credits)
    • PE/HE 260 First Aid: Advanced Theory and Skills (3 credits)
    • PE 420 Practicum in Health/Fitness (3 credits)

    *prerequisites: BI 162 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits and either HE 170 Humans in Motion, 3 credits, or BI 271 Basic Kinesiology, 3 credits.
     
    A minimum grade of 2.0 must be earned in required and elective courses. Prerequisites must average a minimum of 2.0.