2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Coaching [CCH]

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The Kinesiology Department , which offers the major in coaching, provides the academic preparation to those students wanting a career in the coaching profession.

Academic content includes study in the key sports science disciplines described by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's (NASPE) domains of coaching effectiveness, which stress the understanding of established principles in the relevant sport science areas.

The major in coaching contains a unique sequence of subjects that focus on the theory and practice of coaching and provides students with an experiential learning component with a coaching internship.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 52-54 credit hours

D. Physical Education Activity Courses: Five credit hours

  • Additional Aquatics and Activity Electives

E. Practica/Internship Requirement: Eight credit hours

F. Required Workshops

Students pursing the major in Coaching must successfully complete the following non-credit workshops:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

G. Professional Electives: Three credit hours

Select at least three credit hours from the following listed below. Students may also choose additional ecectives.

H. Free Electives: Seven credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Coaching over Four Years

First Year

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Professional Elective course (EXS or SPM)

Spring Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Foreign Language course
  • Quantitative Skills course

Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Physical Education activity elective

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Aquatics elective
  • Coaching Clinic option: PED 404-419 (2 cr. hr.)
  • Two Free electives

Spring Total credit hours: 13

  • Physical Education activity elective

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