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Minor in Coaching

Students who complete a minor in coaching will graduate with a background in all requirements set forth by the UIL and with a certification in coaching principles from Human Kinetics Coach Edcucation. Students will gain knowledge in first aid and safety techniques, concussion training and will be Red Cross certified in both CPR and AED. 

Students will also be given an opportunity to establish a strong foundation in understanding the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport performance.

Having established a strong understanding of the human body students will participate in hands-on learning on how external forces impact human movement and the significance of these internal and external forces on sport performance.

Last, students will be able to establish a strong foundation on best practices of coaching methods and how successful coaches understand the unique needs of their athletes and learn various strategies for delivering critical information to maintain the safety of athletes while challenging them to develop to their fullest potential in a safe environment. During this time students will be required to participate in a coaching field experience.

Exercise Science 18 Credit Hours

  • EXS 2203 First Aid
  • EXS 2301 Anatomical Basis for Physical Activity: Prerequisite
  • EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory: Prerequisite
  • EXS 3300 Biomechanics: Prerequisite
  • EXS 3314 Coaching Methods*
  • EXS 3320 Pedagogy
  • 3 hours advanced Exercise Science (EXS)

Additional related requirements (Will satisfy GEC science requirement)

  • BIO 2301. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1440)
  • BIO 2101. Human anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • BIO 2302. Human anatomy and Physiology II (1440): Prerequisite 
  • BIO 2102. Human anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory: Prerequisite
  • PHY 1410. Fundamentals of Physics

Students are highly encouraged to complete EXS 4330 internship of their choice or under the direction of program manager. Students will need to complete the Internship Packet agreement and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be of senior standing.(92 earned credits)
  2. Must be within 9 hours of completing all KIN requirements of the Exercise Science Degree (or have special background experience)
  3. Have a 3.0 GPA in ALL KIN required courses for the fulfillment of the B.S. in Kinesiology undergraduate degree (listed in course catalog)
  4. Must have successfully completed and pass EXS 3314 and certification exam

Applicant must start the pre-internship application process and have an established internship site one semester before anticipated start of internship.

Course Description for Minor Related Courses

EXS 2203 First Aid: A study of the theory and practice of basic first aid, culminating in Red Cross certification in three areas: Community CPR, Adult CPR, and responding to emergencies. American Heart Association certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer is an additional certification that is mandatory for Athletic Training.

EXS 2301 Anatomical Basis for Physical Activity: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141 A study of the gross structure of the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular, and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport performance and injury evaluation.

EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141, EXS 2301, and EXS 3300 or concurrent enrollment This laboratory course is designed to be an addition to the Biomechanics lecture course by providing the student with hands-on learning relating to the laws of physics relevant to human movement and the skills used in teaching and analysis of general and sport specific movement patterns. For maximum benefit, this course must be taken concurrently with the lecture (EXS 3300). Students who have previously completed the lecture with a grade of “C” or better may take this laboratory independently.

EXS 3300 Biomechanics: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141 and EXS 2301 Analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Special emphasis is placed on teaching motor skills in a physical education and athletic setting.

EXS 3314 Coaching Methods: The study of coaching methods, organizational techniques, and successful approaches used in coaching. A 10 hour field experience will be required.

EXS 3320 Pedagogy: Course is designed to provide the exercise science student with an understanding of learning and teaching styles specific to kinesiology. The course addresses the basic foundational functions of how to teach and the best strategies for teaching to various learning styles. Upon completion of the course the student will have gained the tools necessary to successfully explain, demonstrate, and instruct the clients, students, or colleagues most common to the field of exercise science.

3 hours advanced Exercise Science (EXS) Exercise Science

Additional related requirements

BIO 2301. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1440): This course will be dedicated to “constructing the human organism” beginning with the basic building block of the body, the cell. Subsequently, other systems vital to the construction process will be examined including, but not limited to, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, gastrointestinal and integumentary systems.

BIO 2101. Human anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory: The course will consist of laboratory observations, data collection and analysis about human cell structure and function body, the structure of bone and the organization of the skeleton, the skin, muscles of the upper and the lower body, the spinal cord and nerves and the brain and cranial nerves, as well as the digestive system. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.

BIO 2302. Human anatomy and Physiology II (1440): Prerequisite: BIO 1340, 1140. The course is dedicated to the “integrative systems” of the human body that facilitate nutrient delivery, waste removal, and the proliferation of life. Topics that will be examined include, but are not limited to, the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, renal, and reproductive system.

BIO 2102. Human anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, 1140. This course will cover scientific method and measurement and involve laboratory observation and data collection about respiratory volumes and capacities, structure of the heart, the cardiac cycle, pulse rate and blood pressure, the functional anatomy of the lymphatic system, humoral factors governing homeostasis, the structure and function of the kidney and male and female reproductive biology. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.

*EXS 3314 Coaching Methods

This course is offered in conjunction with a Human Kinetics Coach Education (formerly American Sport Education Program [ASEP]).

Human Kinetics Coach Education Logo‌Human Kinetics Coach Education has been training interscholastic coaches since 1981. Its coaching courses and resources are taught in numerous colleges and universities across the country, and accepted as meeting coaching education requirements by:

  • State high school and athletic directors’ associations
  • State departments of education
  • Individual school districts
  • Coaches associations
  • National governing bodies of Olympic sports

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