A minor in Coaching will supply students with an understanding of coaching, fitness, nutrition, sports officiating, and motor learning. Along with this minor, students are required to have an internship that will provide a practical learning experience in a fitness and wellness setting or in a coaching environment.


Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Coaching. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Required Courses

HEA 200 Sport and Fitness Nutrition    Credit Hours: 3
This course is a review of basic nutritional principles related to general health with an emphasis on the application of these principles to physically active individuals with the intent of maximizing performance.

Choose 2 of the following:

PE 207 Sports Officiating    Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the techniques, rules, and roles of officiating sports.

PE 208 Team Sports    Credit Hours: 3
This course acquaints the student with the basic methods of coaching team sports. Special consideration is given to training procedures, rules, philosophy, sport psychology, and sport pedagogy.

PE 209 Individual/Dual Sports    Credit Hours: 3
This course acquaints the student with skill development, theory, and coaching skills for a variety of individual and dual sports.

PE 410 Techniques of Coaching    Credit Hours: 3 
This course includes the philosophies of coaching, leadership, teaching techniques, team organization, sports strategies, preparation for events, and prevention and care of athletic injuries.
Prerequisite: PE 206

PE 427 Motor Learning    Credit Hours: 3 
This course studies the current theories and principles explaining motor behavior and the psychological factors related to and affecting motor skill acquisition and performance. Topics include learning theories, information processing, motor control, state of the learner, nature of skills, and instructional considerations.
Prerequisite: PE 206

PE 450 Internship    Credit Hours: 3
This course is a supervised work experience designed to provide students practical learning experiences in fitness and wellness settings or in a coaching experience.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of internship coordinator.

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