SPORT COACHING MINOR

SPORT COACHING MINOR

The Sport Coaching Minor provides students the opportunity to get certified as a coach without any other trainings, in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. This includes, but is not limited to coaching at the college, middle school and high school levels.

The mission of the program is to prepare students to become certified athletic coaches and to be ready for employment in their chosen setting. The curriculum will utilize theory, discussion, kinesthetic and practical application to prepare students in the coaching field.

Sport Coaching Minor Learning Objectives:

1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the sport coaching setting.
2. Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in the sport coaching setting.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize, critically appraise and apply knowledge attained in the sport coaching setting, in order to prevent injury and increase athletic skill and performance.


Curriculum:
Required courses (12 credits):

· HLTH 201 Exercise Science - 3 credits
· PHED 200 Exercise Injury Prevention and Care - 3 credits
· PHED 300 Fundamentals of Coaching - 3 credits
· PHED 540 Internship in Sport Coaching – 3 credits

Electives (choose 3; 9-10 credits):

· BADM 240 – Issues in Event & Sports Management – 3 credits
· BADM 346 – Athletics Administration – 3 credits
· BADM 366 – Team Facilitation – 3 credits
· BADM 440/440H – Advanced Leadership – 3 credits
· BIOL 250 – Nutrition – 3 credits
· BIOL 403 – Applied Nutrition – 3 credits
· BIOL 440 – Exercise Physiology – 4 credits
· BIOL 484 – Biomechanics – 3 credits
· BIOL 403 – Applied Nutrition – 3 credits
· HLTH 210 – Human Growth & Development - 3 credits
· PSYC 208/208H – Applied Developmental Psychology or PSYC 210 – Developmental Psychology – 3 credits
· PSYC 376 – Sport Psychology – 3 credits
· SOCI 316 – Sociology of Sport – 3 credits

Note: With the approval of the sport coaching advisor and department chair, other courses related to sports coaching may be taken as electives for the minor