The coaching minor is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to coach children, adolescents or adults in athletic settings. Students will learn techniques, principles, and philosophies of coaching, the basics of sport-specific training, how to care for and prevent injuries, and the fundamentals of exercise and psychology of athletes. The minor also prepares students to become certified to coach at schools in Illinois without having a teaching license.
The coaching minor requires a minimum of 20 credit hours. This includes 4 hours of biology, 3 hours of psychology, and at least 13 hours of health science including human performance and wellness. Ten of the required hours may fulfill general education requirements.
|BIO 140||Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1||4|
|Human Performance and Wellness/Health Science|
|HPW 224||Team Sports||3|
|HPW 228X||Sport and Wellness Psychology 1||3|
|HPW 446||Field Internship||1-3|
|HS 165||Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training||3|
|HS 201X||Physiology of Exercise||3-4|
|or HS 251||Kinesiology|
|PSY 140||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|or PSY 260X||Educational Psychology/Human Development|
May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.