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Minor in Coaching

Students who complete a minor in coaching will graduate with a background in all requirements set forth by the UIL and with a certification in coaching principles from Human Kinetics Coach Edcucation. Students will gain knowledge in first aid and safety techniques, concussion training and will be Red Cross certified in both CPR and AED. 

Students will also be given an opportunity to establish a strong foundation in understanding the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport performance.

Having established a strong understanding of the human body students will participate in hands-on learning on how external forces impact human movement and the significance of these internal and external forces on sport performance.

Last, students will be able to establish a strong foundation on best practices of coaching methods and how successful coaches understand the unique needs of their athletes and learn various strategies for delivering critical information to maintain the safety of athletes while challenging them to develop to their fullest potential in a safe environment. During this time students will be required to participate in a coaching field experience.

Applicant must start the pre-internship application process and have an established internship site one semester before anticipated start of internship.


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Coaching Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Courses

EXS 2203 First Aid 2 Credits
EXS 2301 Anatom Basis for Phys Activity 3 Credits
EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory 1 Credit

EXS 3300 Biomechanics 3 Credits
EXS 3314 Coaching Methods 3 Credits
EXS 3320 Secondary Methods in Physical Education 3 Credits

any 3 hours of 3000 or 4000 level Exercise Science electives 3 Credits

Note: Coaching minor requirements are already included in the All-level PE degree.


*EXS 3314 Coaching Methods

This course is offered in conjunction with a Human Kinetics Coach Education (formerly American Sport Education Program [ASEP]).

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