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Minor in Coaching
Maybe you’re an education major interested in coaching your favorite sport at the school that you teach. Maybe you simply want to get involved in your community, and coach for local parks and recreation departments, YMCAs, club teams and more.
The coaching minor at William Woods University will teach students how to juggle both coaching and administrative duties, allowing them to run safe, fun and effective sports programs. This is completed through theory coursework, as well as support classes for background in non-theory areas in which coaches must be familiar, including first aid and CPR, management of athletics, prevention and care of injuries and sports psychology.
The coaching minor can serve as a great addition to a major degree in education or physical education, sports management, biology or athletic training. It can even be useful for future business leaders, as good coaching skills can boost productivity, assist organizations with their key goals, and bolster creativity.
The minor in coaching at William Woods University includes 18 required course credits.
Courses you may take
Prevention and Care of Injuries
Emphasizes the prevention and care of injuries and the use of training room equipment. (Special fee) Prerequisite: PED 205.
Prevention and Care Lab
Lab class taken in conjunction with ATR 230 – Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries. Hands-on learning in basic athletic training techniques. (Prerequisite: PED205)
First Aid and CPR
This course is designed around the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies: Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED. In this course the student will be educated on proper Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the adult, child and infant. Also, the student will be taught how to identify and care for several sudden illnesses, as well as, proper First Aid techniques and procedures for bodily injuries ranging from minor bleeding to severe musculoskeletal conditions. Upon completion of this course, proper demonstration of skills, and meeting American Red Cross guidelines the student will receive American Red Cross certification in CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant, as well as certification in First Aid. This certification will last for two (2) years. Physical Requirements: The student will also have to perform several skills that will require them to be in a crouched, kneeling, or squatted position for a minimum of five (5) minutes.(Special fee)
Theory of Coaching Baseball and Softball
This course deals with teaching the fundamentals of the offensive and defensive aspects of baseball and softball, techniques in scouting and officiating will also be considered. *This course does not meet the requirements of a degree in Physical Education.
Theory of Coaching Track & Field and Cross Country
This course deals with teaching the fundamentals of Track & Field and Cross Country, techniques of all events and officiating will also be considered. *This course does not meet the requirements of a degree in Physical Education.
Theory of Coaching Football and Soccer
This course deals with teaching the fundamentals of the offensive and defensive systems in football and soccer, techniques in scouting and officiating being considered. *This course does not meet the requirements of a degree in Physical Education.
Theory of Coaching Basketball and Volleyball
This course deals with teaching the fundamentals of the offensive and defensive aspects of basketball and volleyball, techniques in scouting and officiating being considered. *This course does not meet the requirements of a degree in Physical Education.
An introduction to the theoretical concepts and current research in the psychology of sport and exercise.
Management of Athletics
A study in the development and promotion of educationally sound programs.