Coaching Minor

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 140Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 14
Human Performance and Wellness/Health Science
HPW 224Team Sports3
HPW 228XSport and Wellness Psychology 13
HPW 446Field Internship1-3
HS 165Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training3
HS 201XPhysiology of Exercise3-4
or HS 251 Kinesiology
PSY 140Introduction to Psychology 13
or PSY 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development
Total Hours20-23