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Coaching Minor

For your convenience, below are the course descriptions for the required classes for the coaching minor. For more information please visit the academic catalog.

Complete each of the following:
PE 204 Athletic Officiating

Procedures, techniques and ethics of officiating. Accommodates physical education teachers, coaches and those in recreational settings.

Fall Semester.
2 semester hours.

PE 217 Theory of Teaching Physical Fitness

The benefits of the components of physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility), instructional techniques necessary to develop the individual components of physical fitness.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours

PE 301 Sports Psychology

Fundamental concepts of coaching and underlying psychological factors of performance in competition. Topics include assessment, preseason, mid-season, and post-season evaluation, audience effects and aggression and violence in sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 305 Organization and Administration of Physical Education

Designed to give students insight into the administrative aspects of physical education, intramural and interscholastic sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 307 Principles and Techniques of Conditioning

Conditioning techniques and the application of those principles. Includes the training to perform physical fitness testing, interpretation of test results, and writing exercise prescriptions for clients who wish to improve cardiovascular conditioning and/or strength conditioning.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 217.

PE 320 Motor Learning

Psychological and neurological mechanisms involved in the acquisition of motor skills. Emphasis on designing classes and practices which optimize the acquisition of motor skills.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor permission.

HWL 240 Basic Athletic Training

For students pursuing careers in athletic training, sports medicine and physical therapy. The responsibilities of an athletic trainer, health care liability and basic components of an athletic training program. Basic concepts of sports injury recognition, management, and rehabilitation as well as issues in nutrition, drugs and professionalism.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 107 and BIO 260

Complete one of the following:
PE 410 Sport Philosophy and Ethics

Understanding and application of ethical theory and principles of moral reasoning to the analysis of issues and dilemmas in physical education, leisure and sport.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 301, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 425 Sports Law

Legal aspects in teaching, coaching and administrative physical education, recreation and athletic programs in secondary, post-secondary and community settings. The nature of the athletic system and the law pertaining to sport activities with an emphasis placed on prevention of lawsuits through planning, policy development and communication.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: PE 106, PE 305, junior standing or instructor permission.

Complete two of the following:
PE 200 Theory of Coaching Basketball

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of basketball.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 201 Theory of Coaching Baseball

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of baseball.

Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

PE 203 Theory of Coaching Soccer

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of soccer.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 202 Theory of Coaching Football

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of football.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 206 Theory of Coaching Swimming and Diving

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of swimming and diving.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

PE 208 Theory of Coaching Wrestling

Technical, tactical, functional, psychological and physiological aspects of wrestling.

Intensive Learning Term, as announced.
3 semester hours.

Recommended Electives:
HWL 250 Nutrition

Identification, function and food sources of required nutrients. Mechanisms through which nutrients meet biological needs of humans. Applications of principles of normal nutrition to special issues (e.g., physical performance, obesity, pathology).

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse

Physiological and pharmacological study of chemical substance effects on the human body, with emphasis on the common lifestyle drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, tranquilizers, and those used to enhance physical performance.

Fall Semester and Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

PE 401 Kinesiology

Applied anatomy and physics examining the specific functions of the musculoskeletal system and the physical laws which govern human motion.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: C or higher in HWL 260 or C or higher in BIO 211
and 212, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 405 Exercise Physiology

In-depth examination of the physiological systems of the body, and their responses and adaptations to specific stresses placed on them during exercise.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: PE 217, junior standing or instructor permission.

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