Coaching (Minor)

Coaching (Minor)

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Course codes have changed for many Kinesiology courses. Download the new course codes here.

The Department of Kinesiology offers a coaching minor. The coaching minor is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students interested in coaching at the youth, high school, or college levels with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competence in coaching. The minor consists of courses offered by majors within the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Policy. The coursework lays a theoretical and practical framework for students interested in coaching.

Admission to the minor is based on successful completion of SPST 565 Principles of Coaching (grade of C or better), and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2071

Curriculum & Requirements

Coaching Minor Requirements

KIN 505Activity, Injuries and Disease4
SPST 565Principles of Coaching4
SPST 650DInternship in Coaching2-4
Select a minimum of two of the following courses:4
SPST 521
Theory of Coaching Basketball
SPST 522
Theory of Coaching Football
SPST 523
Theory of Coaching Ice Hockey
SPST 525
Theory of Coaching Soccer
SPST 528
Theory of Coaching Track and Field
Select at least one of the following:4
EXSC 527
Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness
HPE 675
Motor Development and Learning
RMP 560
Recreational Sport Management
SPST 560
Sport Psychology
SPST 562
Sport Media Relations
SPST 740
Athletic Administration
SPST 765
Advanced Topics in Coaching
SPST 761
Senior Seminar in Sport Studies
Total Credits18-20

Students will not be permitted to enroll in SPST 650D Internship in Coaching, until they have completed SPST 565 Principles of Coaching; KIN 505 Activity, Injuries and Disease and at least one theory of coaching class.

To graduate with a coaching minor, individuals must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses associated with the minor (not including SPST 565 Principles of Coaching, which will require a C or better).

Individuals will not be permitted to count coaching minor classes toward their major regardless of the major/degree program.

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