Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    20 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 20
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

The coaching minor facilitates biblically based learning about human movement and performance so that students are prepared to be competent and caring Christian professionals who work in the fields of teaching, coaching, exercise science and allied health care. The coaching minor is offered to those with an interest in coaching as a life profession and to those with an interest in coaching as ministry or missions.


Courses

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

Core Courses

A minor in coaching is offered to those with an interest in coaching as a life profession and to those with an interest in coaching as ministry or missions. Before choosing your courses, a consultation with a department advisor is recommended.

The study of applied Sport Psychology, learning, motivation, social interaction, mental training for performance, applying behavioral skills for physical activity promotion, and specific psychological rehabilitation strategies.

The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching basketball.

The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching soccer.

The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching tennis.

The theory, fundamentals, strategies, and techniques of teaching and coaching volleyball.

Overview of significant factors that influence and determine the learning and control of motor skills. Motor learning issues are examined from a behavioral perspective, and applications are made to teaching, coaching and rehabilitation settings.

The study of people, activities, businesses, and organizations involved in producing, promoting and organizing any sports related business, event, or product.

Professionally supervised participation in a middle school, high school, or college coaching setting.

Elective Courses

Study of topics related to kinesiology in areas such as exercise science and allied health care.

Seminar related to specific topics in kinesiology in areas such as exercise science and allied health care.

Independent work, research, readings and/or professional experiences in the field.