Sport Coaching B.S.

The Sport Coaching major is designed to provide students with the conceptual and experiential practices related to coaching and athletics.  The program is designed to offer instruction and experiences including, but not limited to: current issues and challenges facing coaches, substance abuse prevention training, budgeting, recruiting, overall management of a team, coaching certification, sport psychology, sport sociology, Title IX in sport, athletes' perceptions of their performance, training for performance, leadership skills and techniques, team discipline, communication, scheduling, and program reviews. This program is also designed to help students become familiar with coaching as a profession, its associated expectations, and with the intention of preparing students for graduate level education programs that are often required of coaches working in the college ranks.  Students interested in pursuing coaching in the K-12 setting are encouraged to pursue the Coaching minor and the Physical Education B.S.Ed. or other education degree based disciplines of their choice.

Students majoring in Sport Coaching are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to pursue a double major with either Fitness & Wellness or Sport Management.   

Requirements

Core Requirements

HPER 207Prevention & Care Of Injuries

3

HPER 222Nutrition

3

HPER 233Individual Fitness

2

HPER 2XXHEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION ELECTIVE

1.00-4.00

HPER 305Sport Ethics

3

HPER 310Foundations and History of Health, Physical Education, and Sports

2

HPER 321Foundations and Methods of Coaching

2

HPER 325Public Relations in Sport

3

HPER 350Motor Learning

2

HPER 360Sport and Exercise Psychology

2

HPER 368Principles of Conditioning

3

HPER 370Fitness / Sports Teaching Techniques

3

HPER 380Sport Sociology

2

HPER 402Exercise Physiology

4

HPER 415Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance

3

HPER 440Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

2

HPER 441Applied Kinesiology

3

HPER 4XXHEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION ELECTIVE

1.00-4.00

HPER 465Sport Law

3

HPER 497SInternship

0.50-10.00

Students are required to complete 6 SH of internship and are encouraged to participate in their internship hours throughout their duration of the program.

Choose one of the following

HPER 442Field Experience And Practicum

2

HPER 485Summer Camp Leadership

2

Choose one of the following

HPER 219Lifeguard Training

1

HPER 265Water Safety Instructor

2

Choose two of the following

HPER 120Racquet Sports

1

HPER 135Golf

1

HPER 160Team Sports

1

Coaching Methods

Students must complete 6 semester hours.

HPER 361Football Coaching/Officiating

2

HPER 362Basketball Coachiing and Officiating

2

HPER 363Track and Field Coaching

2

HPER 364Baseball/Softball Coaching and Officiating

2

HPER 365Wrestling Coaching and Officiating

2

HPER 366Volleyball Coaching and Officiating

2

Total Credit Hours: 68-69