Available for education or other majors at Maryville University.
The general goal of the Minor in Coaching at Maryville University is to provide a foundation for working with school and/or youth teams. This is accomplished by providing a planned and integrated series of coaching and related courses capped with an internship experience. The intended student population includes: students declaring a Coaching Minor; students interested in acquiring skills to work with youth sports teams, students in teaching licensure programs planning to coach school sports; and students seeking to develop a foundation for future coaching opportunities.
The minor in coaching includes two coaching-specific courses (EDUC 250 and 355), a biology course in exercise physiology (with pre-requisites of a 2-semester sequence of anatomy and physiology), and a sport psychology course (with pre-requisite of general psychology). The minor concludes with a coaching practicum that requires 90 hours of active participation in coaching under the guidance and supervision of an approved coach. Students may focus on one sport or a combination of sports, and on high school, university, or youth sports.
I. Pre-Requisites (may be taken as part of General Education requirements)
- PSYC 101 General Psychology (3)
- BIOL 101/101L Anatomy & Physiology I or BIOL 117/117L General Biology I (4)
- BIOL 102/102L Anatomy & Physiology II or BIOL 118/118L General Biology II (4)
II. Minor in Coaching
- EDUC 250 Intro to Prevention and Care of Injuries (3) (recommend some A&P beforehand)
- BIOL 220 Exercise Physiology (3) (pre-requisite A&P I&II)
- PSYC 460 Sport Psychology (3) (pre-requisite Gen Psych)
- EDUC 355 Theory and Practice in Coaching (3)
- EDUC 359 Coaching Practicum (3) (pre-requisite EDUC 250 & 355)
Program Goals and Competencies
Upon completion of the Coaching Minor, students will be able to:
- Discuss and appropriately apply their knowledge of athletic injury prevention.
- Receive the American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Cards (or the equivalent).
- Understand the psychological foundations of sports and assist athletes in establishing and achieving realistic personal goals.
- Analyze acute physiological responses to exercise and the adaptations that occur with organized exercise training.
- Articulate their own philosophy of coaching.
- Discuss the role of coaching in society.
- Identify basic elements of effective communication when interacting with a diverse community of athletes, coaches, parents, and others.
- Discuss and apply relevant principles and procedures for effective organization and management.
- Articulate basic legal liability and risk management issues in coaching.