The coaching minor is open to undergraduate, graduate, and non-matriculating students. In addition, any non-minor student, based upon space availability during schedule adjustment, can elect Sport Psychology and Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills. Transfer students, both internal and external, are selected for admission based on the following criteria:
- Academic proficiency in college of university course work. Admission is competitive and selective. A 2.0 GPA is required.
- A change of major/minor available on the Registrars web page.
To complete the minor, you'll take a total of 18 credits, including 5 required core courses, and 1 elective course. Students in the coaching minor will need a minimum grade of “C” in each course in order to complete the minor.
- ESC243 Physiological Basis of Sport
- ESC244 Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills
- ESC325 Sport Psychology
- ESC340 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- ESC400 Methods of Coaching
Choose 1 of the following 4 electives:
- ESC 200 Lifestyle Management
- ESC 207 Stress Management
- ESC213 Org & Admin of Fitness & Sport Facilities
- SOC275 Sociology of Sport & Leisure
Students in ESC400 spend three hours a week in the classroom. In addition, five hours a week are spent in a supervised sport setting in one of many schools assigned by the professor.
NOTE: Education majors who teach during their senior year are encouraged to declare the minor early. They should plan to take ESC340 during the sophomore year and ESC400 during their junior year.