2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Coaching [CCH]

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Professional Studies

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge in Coaching.
  2. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate ability to think critically about information in Coaching.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competence in Coaching.
  5. Demonstrate theoretical and practical skills in Coaching.

Program Standard Grade Point Average 

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any EXS course
  • Coaching Major Requirements
    • 40 credits in any EXS course

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 prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • 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: 10 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Coaching over four years

Link to General Education (GE ); Link to Foreign Language  

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Total credit hours for semester: 16-17

Second Year Spring

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Third Year Fall

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Total credit hours for semester: 15

Total credit hours for semester: 13

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Professional Studies