Coaching Minor

This coaching minor is one of the few in the northern Rocky Mountain region and is specifically designed to prepare those interested in coaching any sport at any entry level. It was based upon the National Standards for Sport Coaches that was developed by professional coach educators from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and other sport organizations and universities across the USA.

  1. COA 205 Introduction to Coaching is the 'keystone' course for this major. All students should start here.
  2. In most cases, there will be no credits given for prior coaching experience that has not resulted in a written evaluation from an athletic director, director of coaching, head coach, or other sport administrator.

Students must receive a grade of "C" or better (with the exception of COA 395 which is P/F) for the following courses.

COA 205Introduction to Coaching3
COA 395Practicum: Coaching Application (* Taken for a total of 3 credits)1
COA 405Advanced Concepts in Coaching3
KIN 210Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
KIN 221Health Anatomy & Physiology3
KIN 440RSport Psychology3
NUTR 221CSBasic Human Nutrition3
Choose one of the following:3
Human Response To Stress
K-12 Motor Learning Development
The Ethic of Care
Foundations of Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology
Motor Control and Learning
Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning
Total Credits22