A minor in Coaching Science complements any SPU major, with the addition of an understanding of human body mechanics, exercise physiology, and effective coaching techniques for both team and individual sports.
In the Coaching Science minor, you will develop a foundation of essential coaching skills in a variety of sports areas, and knowledge in related topics, such as athletic training, sport management, and sport science. You will also apply this knowledge and coaching skill set during an Exercise Science practicum.
Course and degree requirements
Courses in this minor include “Exercise Physiology,” “Biomechanics,” “Responding to Emergencies,” and “Teaching Team and Individual Sports,” as well as a 2-credit practicum. The practicum involves practical coaching experience at various levels. You will take at least 46 credits to earn a minor in Coaching Science, including 15 upper-division credits.
Prior to being accepted to this minor, you must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in at least 9 credits taken at SPU and applicable to this minor. Review all the requirements for a minor in Coaching Science.
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