A minor in Coaching is designed for students interested in acquiring a second teaching area in physical education to coach in a school or professional setting.

Course Requirements​

PE 302

FIRST AID: RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

(2 credits) This course is designed to provide instruction, demonstration, and practice in application of basic emergency first aid skills. Students will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of specific life threatening injuries and how to properly care for these injuries as citizen responders. Students will also have the opportunity to achieve Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification by the American Heart Association.

PE 303

ATHLETIC INJURIES

Principles and techniques of prevention, recognition, treatment, care including adhesive strapping and wrapping and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. Attention given to role of coach-trainer for emergency field procedures

PE 346

ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS & FITNESS PROGRAMS

Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Fitness Programs. Emphasis is placed on understanding the management process: functions, application to various settings, program development, budget, facilities, marketing/promotion, and risk management.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 351

KINESIOLOGY

Biomechanical analysis of the human body and how the human body moves. Scientific principals and their application to human movement are included. Application is made to fundamental and specialized motor skills. Development and maintenance of the human structure through intelligent selection of activities and efficient use. Lecture is supplemented with in class laboratory activities. (PREREQUISITE(S): BIO 201 and BIO 202).
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 352

PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE

Effects of muscular activity on the systems of the body. Nature of neuro-muscular activity, circulatory and respiratory adjustments during exercise, metabolic and environmental aspects of exercise, fatigue and training fitness. Lecture is supplemented with in class laboratory activities. (PREREQUISITE(S): BIO 201 and BIO 202).
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 390

PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF EXERCISE AND SPORT

Psycho-Social Aspects of Exercise and Sport. Principles of human behavior, psychology, sociology, and motivational theory are covered as they relate to exercise fitness and sport. Students are introduced to personality factors, leadership skills, psychological skills training, and group dynamics which play important roles in the psychological development of individuals involved in exercise and sport programs.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 391

THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF COACHING

This course is designed to introduce areas from which basic coaching theories and techniques of various sports can be developed, to expose students to situations which place the coach in a decision making position and encourage students to examine practical problems which will influence the quality of an athletic program.

BIO 202

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Introduction to concepts and mechanisms of human organ system function including respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, muscular, nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Lecture-laboratory. Lab fee. Primarily for Health Science majors. No credit for Biology majors or minors. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 202 and BIO 134.