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Minor in Coaching

Pass your passion forward.

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, sport 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.

Requirements/Curriculum

The minor in coaching at William Woods University includes 18 required course credits.

Courses you may take

EXS 104 - First Aid and CPR - 2.00

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.

EXS 303 - Prevention/Care Athletic Injuries - 3.00

Emphasizes the prevention and care of injuries and the use of training room equipment. Prerequisite: EXS205 or BIO313

EXS 304 - Prevention and Care Lab - 1.00

Lab class taken in conjunction with EXS 303 – Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries. Hands-on learning in basic athletic training techniques. Prerequisite: EXS205 or BIO313

EXS 401 - Sports Psychology - 3.00

An introduction to the theoretical concepts and current research in the psychology of sport and exercise.

PED 401 - Thry Coaching Baseball and Softball - 2.00

This course deals with teaching the fundamentals of the offensive and defensive aspects of baseball and softball, techniques in scouting and officiating being considered. *This course does not meet the requirements of a degree in Physical Education.

PED 402 - Thry Coaching Track/Field & Crs Cnt - 2.00

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.

PED 403 - Theory of Coaching Football/Soccer - 2.00

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.

PED 404 - Theory of Coaching Basket/Volleybll - 2.00

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.

SMG 406 - Management of Athletics - 3.00

A study in the development and promotion of educationally sound programs.

Curriculum

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