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Coaching Minor

The Coaching minor is a 23 credit minor that allows students to learn key fundamental elements of the coaching profession in academic and practical settings. Program focal points include learning the physical and mental aspects of the profession, student-athlete safety and training concepts along with practice and game preparation. It can be a great compliment to any major.

Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will meet Wisconsin 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA) requirements for coaching. Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will also meet Illinois High School Association (IHSA) course requirements for coaching but will also need to pass the Illinois By-Law Examination to be certified to coach in Illinois high schools.

Learn more about the Heath, Exercise, Science, and Sport Management Department at Parkside.

 

Program Requirements

Requirements for the Coaching Minor (23 credits)

A minor in coaching allows students to learn key fundamental elements of the coaching profession in academic and practical settings. Program focal points include learning the physical and mental aspects of the profession, student-athlete safety and training concepts along with practice and game preparation.

Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will meet Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA) requirements  for  coaching.  Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will also meet Illinois High School Association (IHSA) course requirements for coaching but will also need to pass the Illinois By-Law Examination to be certified to coach in Illinois high schools.

To receive the coaching minor, students complete the following:

  • Complete all required course work (23 credits) shown below for the minor; and
  • Earn a grade of C or better (C- is not acceptable) in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor; and

Required Courses (17 credits)

HESM 201

Community First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

1 cr

HESM 250
OR

Sport Safety Training for Coaches

3 cr

HESM 345

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3 cr

HESM 283

Orientation to Coaching

3 cr

HESM 284

Orientation to Sports Officiating

3 cr

HESM 301

Sport Conditioning Practice Design

3 cr

HESM 358

Sport and Fitness Psychology

3 cr

HESM 493

Coaching Practicum

1 cr


Elective Course (3 credits)

Choose one course:

 

HESM 280

Sport and Fitness Nutrition

3 cr

HESM 300

Legal Issues in Sport Management

3 cr

HESM 306

Principles of Motor Learning

3 cr

HESM 380

Facility Development and Management

2 cr


Required Theory Course (3 credits)

Choose one:

 

HESM 248

Coaching Theory of Football, Basketball, and Track and Field

3 cr

HESM 249

Coaching Theory of Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball

3 cr

 

Contact Information

Contact Info
Kim Armstrong
Phone: (262) 595-2512
Email: armstrok@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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