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The coaching minor provides theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences in preparation for coaching youth, adolescents, and/or adults in sport and physical activity contexts. Principles of coaching, the care and prevention of injury, the psychosocial aspects of sport participation, fitness and health-related training principles, and sport specific coaching methods provide a foundation for coaching career or other related opportunities.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. 1. Develop skills in the prevention/care of athletic injuries.
  2. 2. Be able to articulate a coaching philosophy and apply the discipline’s code of ethics.
  3. 3. Be able to analyze problems in the coaching field and develop solutions for those problems.
  4. 4. Be able to use multiple modalities to communicate effectively
  5. 5. Be able to synthesize information to develop understanding of the importance of sport in society.
  6. 6. Be able to design and implement effective, safe, and successful practice and competitive experiences for athletes.
  7. 7. Plan and implement a full coaching plan for a team or individual sport over the duration of a full sport season.


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