Minors and concentrations

Coaching

Build marketable knowledge and skills for coaching youth and scholastic sports! This minor consists of 16-18 SH:

HE 201 First Aid 1 SH
*PE 201 Principles of Coaching  2 SH
PE 202 Coaching Methods and Strategies (sport-specific)  
OR  
PE 203 Coaching Practicum
1 SH
PE 302 Motor Learning 2 SH
*PE 403 Management and Assessment of Physical Activity 3 SH
PEG 115 Fitness, Conditioning & Weight Training   
OR  
*PEG 124 Strength Training 
1 SH

Choose one of the following:

  • PE 131 Net Games 
  • PEV 160 Women’s Volleyball
  • PEV 161 Men’s Volleyball 
  • *PE 132 Territorial Games 
  • PEV 156 Men’s Soccer
  • PEV 157 Women’s Soccer
  • PEV 155 Field Hockey 
  • PEV 152 Men’s Basketball 
  • PEV 153 Women’s Basketball 
  • *PE 133 Target and Fielding Games
  • PEV 151 Baseball
  • PEV 158 Softball 
  • *PE 135 Track and Field
  • PEV 154 Cross Country 
  • PEV 159 Track and Field
1 SH

Choose one of the following clusters:

  • BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 SH)   
    AND  
    HE 301 Athletic Training (2 SH)
  • BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 SH)   
    AND  
    *PE 404 Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology (4 SH)
 

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Are you a biology major pursuing a fitness-related occupation? This program, designed to be taken in conjunction with a biology major, prepares you to enter graduate school or immediately begin to apply your knowledge in a professional position.

This minor consists of 18 SH:

Prerequisite: BIOL 112 Anatomy and Physiology I (or an approved biology course)  
BIOL 242 Nutrition Fundamentals 3 SH
HE 201 First Aid 1 SH
HE 301 Athletic Training* 2 SH
PEM 143 Fit, Condition & Strength Training 2 SH
PE 210 Sophomore Practicum: KES 1 SH
PE 302 Motor Learning 2 SH
PE 414 Biomechanics of Sport* 2 SH
PE 415 Exercise Physiology of Sport* 3 SH
PE 416 Fitness Administration and Assessment 2 SH

*Indicates courses offered in alternate years.

Sports Psychology

The sports psychology concentration will give you the background in psychology and sports management that is necessary to pursue a career in sports psychology. This concentration includes courses that will prepare you for graduate programs in sports psychology and will prepare you for coaching, athletic training and directing, or team consultant. 

PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology 3 SH
PSYC 231 Applied Behavior Analysis (3) OR PSYC 342 Cognitive Psychology for the Health Sciences 3 SH
LEAD 300 Leadership Theory & Practice 3 SH
PE 302 Motor Learning 2 SH
PE 201 Principles of Coaching 2 SH
Elective:
Choose 1
PSYC 391 Intro to Counseling (3 SH)
PE 414 Biomechanics of Sport (2 SH) 
3 prerequisites: BIOL 112 or BIOL 437; BIOL 122 or BIOL 447; PEM 143
 2-3 SH
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