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 13 hours of health science including human performance and wellness.  Ten of the required hours may fulfill general education requirements.

Biology
BIO 140Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.4
Human Performance and Wellness/Health Science
HS 165Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training3
HPW 224Team Sports3
HPW 228XSport and Wellness Psychology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
HS 251Kinesiology3
or HS 201 Physiology of Exercise
HPW 446Field Internship1-3
Psychology
PSY 140Introduction to Psychology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
or PSY 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development
Total Hours20-22